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NDP would scrap Pacific Carbon Trust, oppose pipelines

NDP would scrap Pacific Carbon Trust, oppose pipelines

If a Liberal government won't accept B.C.'s Auditor General John Doyle's criticisms of the Pacific Carbon Trust, an NDP government will, says NDP leader Adrian Dix, who vowed Monday to dissolve the controversial Crown corporation.
Carbon trading: A multibillion-dollar boondoggle?

Carbon trading: A multibillion-dollar boondoggle?

The carbon offsetting market is worth billions, but insiders say it’s ineffective
Carbon tax tactics: Raise, freeze or scrap?

Carbon tax tactics: Raise, freeze or scrap?

Economists weigh in on what government should and shouldn't do with B.C.'s carbon tax
Greenhouses getting much-anticipated break on carbon tax

Greenhouses getting much-anticipated break on carbon tax

B.C.’s carbon tax will be permanently reduced for B.C. greenhouses by 80%.
B.C. exploring carbon offsets potential of eelgrass

B.C. exploring carbon offsets potential of eelgrass

As if the funding of forestry conservation projects through Pacific Carbon Trust offsets were not controversial enough, the B.C. government is now funding a study to explore the carbon sequestration potential of estuaries.
Lower Mainland cities reach out to hug their trees

Lower Mainland cities reach out to hug their trees

Urban forestry sees trees in a city as one ecosystem
B.C. government signs protected lands agreement with Lake Babine First Nation

B.C. government signs protected lands agreement with Lake Babine First Nation

The B.C. government and the Lake Babine First Nation signed an agreement today to collaboratively manage protected areas.
Sustainability requires economic strength: panel

Sustainability requires economic strength: panel

Metro Vancouver forum eyes high costs of living as threat to environmental goals
Auditor general and province in almighty carbon clash

Auditor general and province in almighty carbon clash

Two projects that received $6 million from the Pacific Carbon Trust dubbed ‘freeriders’ by John Doyle, whose report is slammed by environment minister
Vancouver engineer joins UN disaster-mitigation effort

Vancouver engineer joins UN disaster-mitigation effort

The Weir-Jones Group, a Vancouver engineering firm specializing in early detection systems for earthquakes, landslides and oil and gas pipeline leaks, has joined the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partnership.