Hawaiian deal shows possibilities for Canadian LNG as crunch time nears

From Financial Post, Sept 4.

Fracking-infographic_webCanadian liquefied natural gas may soon be lighting up Hawaii, if plans to ship the super-chilled gas to the Pacific island state come to fruition.

As 16 LNG consortiums consider investments on the West Coast, Vancouver, B.C.-based FortisBC Energy Inc. is expected to beat the traffic and start supplying LNG to Hawaiian Electric Co. under a 15-year agreement starting mid-2017, subject to regulatory approvals.

“This is our first long-term agreement of this type,” said Doug Stout, vice-president, market development and external relations at FortisBC. “It’s a niche LNG project, and a different kind of play than the northern B.C. and U.S. Gulf Coast projects, which are very large scale and have large shipping logistics.”

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Mount Polley mine tailings spill nearly 70 per cent bigger than first estimated

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Grassy Narrows: Why is Japan still studying the mercury poisoning when Canada isn’t?

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Grassy Narrows members blockade logging operations, Dec. 3, 2012.

Grassy Narrows members blockade logging operations, Dec. 3, 2012.

Canadian officials have never admitted to a single case of Minamata disease in northwestern Ontario

By Kelly Crowe, CBC News, September 2, 2014

First the mink and the otter began to disappear. Then the local people started noticing something odd about the way the eagles and turkey vultures were flying overhead. One man watched his kitten walking in circles, salivating and convulsing.

These were the early warning signs around 1970 that something sinister was happening at Grassy Narrows along the Wabigoon River in northwestern Ontario.

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Klabona Keepers Blockade Imperial Metals’ Red Chris Mine

Reposted from Kablona Keepers

tahltan imperial metals blockade

There are two blockade sites going strong held together by the Klabona Keepers, elders and people of the Klabona (Sacred Headwaters).

“I just don’t want a devastation like Mt. Likely happening here to our people. When you see the ariel photos from the Red Chris pond, it’s already happening” – Lorette Nole

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