Anti-pipeline group challenges National Energy Board

An anti-pipeline group has filed a motion with the NEB to evaluate and reconsider an expansion on the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

Stand.earth is a grassroots environmental organization founded in Vancouver. The group has said that the trans mountain project has not been examined enough considering the possible implications on the pipeline’s effect on ocean life and the climate.

In 2017 the NEB decided to further their review of the energy east pipeline, which was supposed to carry oil from Alberta to New Brunswick before it was cancelled by the federal government.

“It is simply irresponsible that the government has so far refused to review the full climate impacts of this project.”

The international program director for Stand.earth, Tzeporah Berman, said “It is simply irresponsible that the government has so far refused to review the full climate impacts of this project.”

A spokesperson for the NEB has said the motion has not been reviewed yet.

-Logan Stein

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Six-month-old unharmed in vehicle theft

Police have confirmed that a six-month-old child is safe after a vehicle was stolen Monday afternoon in the city’s northeast.

After recognizing all possibilities of what could happen, the Calgary police initiated all action in order to make sure the infant would be found safe.

Police units patrolled the area in which the car was stolen and after only 10 minutes in a nearby parking lot the car was spotted. A male suspect attempted to flee the area but was stopped by police.

“We’re going to look at the totality of the situation from both sides of the equation and make sure that we respectfully deal with both sides of it.”

Police continue to investigate both the actions of the thief and the child’s family. “We’re going to look at the totality of the situation from both sides of the equation and make sure that we respectfully deal with both sides of it.”

Hannah Lepine