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news and action Friday May 12, 2023 Early this week, Coastal Gaslink was slapped with four more stop-work orders for pumping sediment-laden water into sensitive fish habitat near Prince George.

Then on Wednesday, the company was caught scrambling to clean up yet another human-caused disaster on Wet'suwet'en territory in Northern B.C. The pipeline right-of-way turned into a mudslide, dumping more sediment into a salmon creek.

Crews were working to install an erosion barrier, but that’s like closing a barn door after the horse has bolted. This could have been predicted and prevented, like so many of Coastal GasLink’s screw ups.

Then late yesterday, another... stop-work order. This time in Gosnell Creek, a major salmon producer, where inspectors caught the company "causing impacts to sensitive wetlands".

Our environment and fisheries ministers need to stop with the wrist slaps and issue a project-wide halt until Coastal GasLink can prove they’ll follow the law. Fish habitat is being irreparably damaged and that is not okay.

Meanwhile, people across B.C. are bracing for unseasonably high temperatures over Mother’s Day weekend. We’re barely into May and already communities are being forced to evacuate because of fire or floods.

The B.C. government should be keeping our communities safe. Instead, they’re expanding the industry that’s fuelling climate disasters. And they’re letting environmental offenders off scot free.
NEWS Stories we’re following Oil & gas has entered the building Local politicians across southwest B.C. rejected a motion to stop fossil fuel companies from sponsoring their annual conference. -CBC

Fracked gas shan't be called 'natural' Former fossil fuel engineer crusades against gas company greenwashing. - National Observer Our so-called cooling off period is over “We just had the eight warmest years on record, even though we had a cooling La Niña for the past three years.” - Vancouver Sun
Stranded on a dark road with CGL security “For a second I felt afraid — an Indigenous woman, alone, in a remote area parallel to the murderous Highway of Tears — anything could happen.” - Indiginews Organized power Workers representing local, regional and national unions have adopted a climate action plan that will shape the mandate of Canada’s largest labour organization for the next three years. - National Observer
Can't stand the heat? A new report on the impact of extreme weather events on some of B.C.’s most essential workers: food service staff. Solutions The Lower Nicola Band has inked a 100 megawatt solar and storage deal. - The Energy Mix If you like what you're reading but aren't subscribed, sign up for Dogwood News! Subscribe Action Exercise your power this summer

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