Canada

Trudeau Picks Ex-Greenpeace Activist As Climate Chief, Angering Oil Patch

"Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a post-election overhaul of his government on Tuesday, naming a former Greenpeace activist dubbed “Green Jesus” as environment and climate change minister in a move that has caused consternation in the country’s oil-rich west."

Source: Washington Post, 10/28/2021

"Feds Hit Brakes — Again — On Mining Near Boundary Waters"

"President Joe Biden's administration is seeking a 20-year moratorium on mining in Superior National Forest near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, restarting a process that started, and stopped, under previous administrations."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 10/21/2021

"Canada Invokes 1977 Treaty With US As Dispute Over Pipeline Intensifies"

"The Canadian government has invoked a decades-old treaty with the United States in its latest bid to save a pipeline that critics warn could be environmentally catastrophic if it were to fail."

Source: Guardian, 10/07/2021

BC Anti-Logging Protesters Win As Judge Denies Firm’s Injunction Bid

"A provincial court in Canada has refused to extend an injunction against protesters demonstrating against old-growth logging, ruling that police conduct has been so troubling that to extend the order would place the court’s own reputation at risk."

Source: Guardian, 10/01/2021

Canadian Dam Owner Sues Maine Over Effort To Remove 4 Kennebec Dams

"The Canadian conglomerate that owns most of the dams in Maine has sued the state over the high-stakes battle over the future of four dams on the lower section of the Kennebec River and the survival of Atlantic salmon in the United States."

Source: Portland Press Herald, 09/29/2021

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