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  • National Energy Board’s draft conditions for Trans Mountain Pipeline fall short on orcas, climate, public participation Statement

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    Vancouver BC — The National Energy Board’s draft conditions and recommendations for its reconsideration of the Trans Mountain Pipeline don’t go far enough to protect the endangered Southern Resident orcas, fall short on meeting Canada’s climate goals, and set a new low for public participation standards, said international environmental organization Stand.earth. 

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  • Whatcom County, WA proposes groundbreaking policies to protect community by limiting growth of fossil fuel projects Blog Post

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    The leaders of a small county in northwest Washington State are taking bold action in 2019 to restrict growth of dirty fossil fuel projects in their community while safeguarding industry workers, the climate, and the economy — a move that could be mirrored by local governments across the U.S. under siege from fossil fuel expansion proposals in an era of dire climate change threats.

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  • Trump ramps up reckless assault on the Arctic Refuge Statement

    On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the tax act that opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, The Bureau of Land Management announced released its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) in preparation for an oil and gas lease sale in 2019 within the ecologically sensitive coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, America’s premier wilderness refuge. This is the latest move by the Trump administration in a rushed process to allow drilling in one of the nation’s most remote and iconic landscapes.

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