Date: 2013/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has reached the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone today according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Over the last million years, CO2 never exceeded 280 ppm (based on actual readings of atmospheric chemistry from Antarctic ice core data.) Concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) ...

Date: 2013/04/26 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Earlier this week, our Minister for Natural Resources, the Hon. Joe Oliver, went to Washington on what the Canadian media mistakenly insists on calling a “charm offensive.” It really cannot be described as having anything to do with “charm” when the minister, fresh from having told La Presse that scientists are less worried about global ...

Date: 2013/04/25 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

As the pro-bitumen export crowd notices the gathering storm clouds over their Northern Gateway and Kinder-Morgan options, and, further south, sees long shadows falling over the Keystone XL pipeline to refineries on the shores of the Texas Gulf coast, support is mobilizing for pipelines running east. Debate has been about how best to export raw, ...

Date: 2013/04/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Harper’s public relations and spin team hit Vancouver in March claiming to have substantially revamped environmental protections for pipelines and tankers.   Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and Minister of Transport Denis Lebel described their new regime for oil spill safety against the backdrop of the Port of Vancouver.  Minster Joe Oliver trotted out a ...

Date: 2013/04/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada condemns the new public debate suppression requirements put in place by the National Energy Board (NEB) at the request of Harper’s Conservatives. “10,000 barrels of dilbit, a mixture of bitumen and toxic diluent, were spilled in Arkansas last week. Citizens in Toronto and everywhere along Enbridge’s Line 9 have legitimate ...

Date: 2013/03/28 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

Harper’s public relations and spin team hit Vancouver last week to unveil their super-duper enviro-protection plan for pipelines and tankers. Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and Minister of Transport Denis Lebel described their new regime for oil spill safety against the backdrop of the Port of Vancouver. On CTV Power Play, Oliver went so ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, along with prominent BC Green Party candidates Andrew Weaver and Adam Olsen, are standing up for action on climate change and presenting positive Green solutions for British Columbia and Canada. Tabled in the House of Commons this week, May’s Private Members’ Bill C-484 amends the ...

Date: 2013/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Public event for Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May for Friday, March 22nd are: 11 :00 a.m. – Elizabeth May will participate in a press conference with Green Party of BC candidates Adam Olsen and Andrew Weaver to discuss her recently tabled bill (C-484), a bill to control greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power ...

Date: 2013/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May moved for leave to introduce Bill C-484, An Act Respecting the Amendment of the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations. She said: Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of rising today to introduce this private member’s bill to reduce greenhouse gases. It has been clearly established that emissions ...

Date: 2013/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

An Act Respecting the Amendment of the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations SUMMARY This enactment requires the Governor in Council to make certain amendments to the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations in order to accelerate the reduction of such emissions in Canada. BILL ...

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