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| December 8, 2014
| September 2, 2014
Asia Pacific Currents

Profits lead to mass killings -- The Soma coal mine disaster in Turkey

May 16, 2014
| Interview with Kemal Ozkan from IndustriALL Global Union on the Soma mine disaster in Turkey and labour news round up from the region.
Length: 29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)
| December 4, 2013
November 18, 2013 |
On October 31, an impoundment holding a slurry of waste from Sherritt International's Obed Mountain coal mine failed releasing approximately 670 million litres of waste into the Athabasca River.
| September 17, 2013

The making of a miracle: How the World Bank came out against coal power

Coal-fired plant in Alberta. (Photo: / flickr)

I stared at my email. I couldn't believe what I was reading. The World Bank would no longer finance coal power generation projects, "except in rare circumstances." The email was from Cathy Orlando, Canada's national manager of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). She was responding to a congratulatory message from Marshall Saunders, CCL's founder.

My head was spinning. As incredible as it seemed, I could not help but wonder how much of a role CCL had on this decision.


| July 31, 2013

White Rock Town Hall Meeting: COAL & YOUR HEALTH

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:00pm


15385 Semiahmoo Avenue
White Rock, BC
49° 1' 25.1004" N, 122° 47' 45.9636" W

Dr. Frank James of Bellingham, WA will speak about the health impacts from increased U.S. coal trains and the Fraser Surrey Dock coal port proposal to transport U.S. thermal coal to Asia. 

'Make this an election issue': Growth of coal exports alarms environmentalists in B.C.

Jeff Scott, president and CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks. (Photo: David P. Ball)

"We're a secure marine facility," Jeff Scott says, pulling a fluorescent safety vest over his suit jacket, "so I can't have you going out and taking a whole bunch of pictures out there."

Gaining access to the Fraser Surrey Docks terminal, the site of a controversial proposal for a new coal export facility, requires me to navigate a checkpoint, deposit my driver's license with the guardhouse as collateral, and wait for official clearance before the tall chain link gate sidles slowly open.


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