Protect the Canadian Pacific Coast, Pass Bill C-48

For decades, First Nations, communities and residents have worked to defend the north Pacific coast from the unacceptable risk of oil spills and oil tanker traffic. And right now, Canadian Senators are considering a bill that would entrench a strong north coast oil tanker ban in law. Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, was passed … Continue reading Protect the Canadian Pacific Coast, Pass Bill C-48

Beaver Lake Cree February 2019 Hearing: Awaiting Court Decision

11 April 2019; originally published March 8, 2019 by Ana Simeon, RAVEN Trust It was an emotional moment. The morning of February 19th, Beaver Lake Cree elders and community  members crowded into a packed courtroom, having risen before dawn to make the 3-hour journey from Lac La Biche to the Court of Queen’s Bench in … Continue reading Beaver Lake Cree February 2019 Hearing: Awaiting Court Decision

Update: August 2018 to April 2019 – Status of the Save Our Wilderness campaign

The wise Greek philosopher observed more than 2500 years ago that change is the only thing that is certain.  Heraclitus 4 April 2019; original blog by Rob Symons published at Save Our Wilderness Protesting workers close Tendele mine On 24 August 2018, placard-waving workers from Tendele Coal Mine in Somkhele, stood outside the Pietermaritzburg High … Continue reading Update: August 2018 to April 2019 – Status of the Save Our Wilderness campaign

¡Nos vemos en la corte Shell!

Amigos de la Tierra Países Bajos presenta citación judicial en histórica demanda contra Shell por el clima La Haya, 5 de abril de 2019 – En el día de hoy, Amigos de la Tierra Países Bajos presentará una citación judicial a Shell para obligarla jurídicamente a que deje de destruir el clima, en nombre de más … Continue reading ¡Nos vemos en la corte Shell!

Canadian Supreme Court denies justice to Indigenous Ecuadorians

Filed in Environmental justice by Friends of the Earth on April 4, 2019 Picture credit: Tiputini River and rainforest, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Ecuador. (Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures/Corbis); Read more at Smithsonianmag.com. On April 4th 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal in the historic case of the Indigenous people of Ecuador versus Chevron, which has become known … Continue reading Canadian Supreme Court denies justice to Indigenous Ecuadorians

Multi-Award Winning Documentary Highlights the Mining Threat to iMfolozi: Sisters of the Wilderness

THIS SOCIAL IMPACT DOCUMENTARY ‘SISTERS OF THE WILDERNESS’ WON BEST SOUTH AFRICAN FEATURE DOCUMENTARY AT THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND QUALIFIES FOR THE OSCARS. The film is mostly set in the iMfolozi wilderness area, within the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa and one of the fast disappearing pockets of wilderness where wild nature … Continue reading Multi-Award Winning Documentary Highlights the Mining Threat to iMfolozi: Sisters of the Wilderness

Video en Inglés y Español Publicado sobre el Caso Chevron Vs. Ecuador

29 Febrero 2019, publicado Proche d’Amazonie En Febrero de 2011 la Justicia ecuatoriana emitió un histórico fallo sentenciando a la Corporación petrolera Chevron-Texaco a pagar 9,500 millones de dólares por contaminar la Amazonía Ecuatoriana (1964-1992). Sin embargo, Chevron recurrió al sistema de arbitraje de diferencias Inversor-Estado – ISDS y demandó al Ecuador en la Corte … Continue reading Video en Inglés y Español Publicado sobre el Caso Chevron Vs. Ecuador

Environmental Watchdog Challenges Recent South Africa Ruling

29 March 2019; Published by Tony Carnie An environmental watchdog has challenged a legal decision by a Pietermaritzburg high court judge, fearing that his ruling will encourage mining companies to disregard the country’s environmental protection laws. The challenge has been mounted by the Cape Town-based Centre for Environmental Rights, after judge Rishi Seegobin dismissed an application … Continue reading Environmental Watchdog Challenges Recent South Africa Ruling

Chevron vs Ecuador: Arbitraje Internacional e Impunidad Corporativa

Conocida como el “Chernóbil de la Amazonía”, la tristemente célebre historia de la contaminación de Chevron-Texaco en la Amazonía Ecuatoriana ingresa en una nueva etapa de su ya larga historia. Por Aldo Orellana López; originalmente publicado el 27 de marzo de 2019 en OpenDemocracy.net Información fotográfica: El ex líder y activista de Pink Floyd, Roger … Continue reading Chevron vs Ecuador: Arbitraje Internacional e Impunidad Corporativa

Chevron vs. Ecuador: International Arbitration & Impunity (ISDS case)

21 March 2019; Posted by Pancho Lopez and published at Blogspot and Bilaterals.org (in Spanish) En Febrero de 2011 la Justicia ecuatoriana emitió un histórico fallo sentenciando a la Corporación petrolera Chevron-Texaco a pagar 9,500 millones de dólares por contaminar la Amazonía Ecuatoriana (1964-1992). Sin embargo, Chevron recurrió al sistema de arbitraje de diferencias Inversor-Estado – ISDS … Continue reading Chevron vs. Ecuador: International Arbitration & Impunity (ISDS case)