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Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan

Cities rising: B.C. municipal leaders demand a bigger say over oil pipelines

Mychaylo Prystupa | Vancouver Observer - September 29th 2014

Press Clipping: At the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler this week, one visible sign of rising local government activism against oil pipeline projects from Alberta was on municipal leaders’ wrists: a simple blue band. Duncan city councillor Michelle Bell wore one. She, along with leaders of other heavyweight communities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Victoria – supported UBCM motions aimed squarely against Kinder Morgan and the National Energy Board.

Climate Impacts, Creating a Low Carbon Future

A group shout on climate change

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September 29th 2014

Visual: The UN Climate Summit in New York City clearly moved the ball forward, not so much in the official speeches but on the streets and in the meeting rooms where corporate leaders, investors, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and state and local officials pressed the case for stronger action. President Obama, for one, was as eloquent as ever: “For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate.”

Climate Impacts, Keystone XL

Neil Young, Willie Nelson and 8,000 in Nebraska stand up to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | NRDC - September 29th 2014

Blog Post: Under a warm September sun, thousands spread out across the cornfield on the Tanderup family farm in Neligh, Nebraska and sang along with Neil Young and Willie Nelson to honor the beautiful Nebraska farms and ranches threatened by the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This concert comes at a time when the fight against tar sands is gaining momentum and showing real results on the ground with postponement and cancellation of tar sands projects.

Climate Impacts, Creating a Low Carbon Future

We must heed Naomi Klein’s call

Ian Gill | The Tyee - September 29th 2014

Press Clipping: Naomi Klein's new book, "This Changes Everything”, makes clear what we're up against and what has to happen. It is unambiguous in its condemnation of a system whose failures are now writ so large as to present the greatest mortal and moral threat our species has ever faced. She is equally unambiguous about what needs to be done, and who needs to do it. And when.