Fresh California Oil Spill Hits Ventura ~ TheLipTV


Note: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! It’s time to begin jailing the CEO’s of the petro industry for their negligent crimes against humanity and the environment. No more fines, only jail time will get these inhumane psychopaths attention.

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Crimson Pipeline LLC. had a 10-inch pipe buried underground which burst this week along the California coastline. An estimated 29,000 gallons of crude oil spilt. In the last decade, Crimson Pipeline, LLC. has had 10-spills. In this instance, the oil missed leaking into the ocean, but will have devastating consequences on the surrounding environment in Ventura County. The responsible company has been fined several times by the EPA which has done little to stop events like these from occurring and continues to allow the company to remain in operation.

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Olympics Mascot Juma the Jaguar Shot Dead


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The Brazilian team’s official mascot for the 2016 Summer Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro this August is a smiling cartoon jaguar named Ginga. But a real, live jaguar named Juma was probably not very happy after an Olympic torch relay ceremony held June 20 in Manaus, Brazil.

Juma lived in the Brazilian Amazon — in a zoo that’s attached to a military jungle training camp. The 17-year-old jaguar spent her life there, ever since she was taken in as a cub after her mother died.

As the Olympic torch was carried through the camp, Juma — who’d been drugged beforehand – was removed from her enclosure, chained and put on display. After she was returned to her enclosure, she managed to escape. Still inside the zoo, she was shot with four tranquilizer darts. When she approached a soldier, Juma was shot dead.

The army’s press office said Juma, a “docile animal used to living among people at the center,” was killed to protect the soldiers.

Why was a member of a threatened species – jaguars are already extinct in Uruguay and El Salvador – subjected to such a stressful event?

Rescued jaguars are “sometimes kept as mascots by jungle battalions and shown at military parades,” BBC Brazil reports. Juma was a mascot for the Manaus infantry battalion.

“Often, jaguars already are stressed by being kept in captivity, that’s only compounded when they’re exposed to hubbub,” University of Brasilia animal behavior scientist Joao Paulo Castro told BBC Brazil. The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee was responsible for this irresponsible event.

 

“We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal,” it said in a statement. “This image goes against our beliefs and our values. We guarantee that there will be no more such incidents at Rio 2016.”

Putting Juma on display was not authorized, according to the Amazonas State Institute for Environmental Protection (Ipaam), which oversees the use of wild animals in Brazil.

“No request was made to authorize the participation of the jaguar ‘Juma’ in the event of the Olympic torch,” Ipaam stated. The organization is investigating the incident.

The killing of Juma has sparked outrage around the world. The Rio 2016 Facebook page is filled with angry comments from people appalled by her death and vowing not to watch the Olympics.

Carlos Durigan, director of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Brazil, is among the many wildlife experts who don’t think Juma belonged at the torch ceremony.

“I don’t think the jaguar is a good mascot, especially like this – chained up, like a trophy on display,” Durigan told the Guardian.

“Even in her reportedly drugged state, this jaguar knew to bolt from her life of misery the second she could, and she paid for her yearning for freedom with her life,” said Brittany Peet, director of the PETA Foundation’s captive animal law enforcement. “When will we learn?”

In its statement about the killing of Juma, the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee said, “Even when interaction with wild animals is part of the local culture, the exhibition of these species will not be permitted on the torch relay.”

On the torch relay? Under no circumstances should a wild animal be subjected to such stress during any other event, merely for people’s entertainment – even when it’s allegedly “part of local culture.”

Demand justice for Juma by signing and sharing this petition urging Ipaam to stop allowing wild animals to be used at events.

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Why You Should Avoid Palm Oil Like The Plague **BOYCOTT PALM OIL NOW**


Note: You can take action NOW to help save orangutans by reading all food labels and BOYCOTTING PRODUCTS which contain PALM OIL.  We are the Ones we waited for, embody the change we seek. ….Much love, {~A~}

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Palm oil is used in many things from chips and baked goods to shampoo and cleaning products to an oil used for cooking. It is the most widley used vegetable oil in the world. It even sounds healthier because it’s different from GMO vegetable oil like canola. It comes from a palm fruit grown on an African oil palm tree so what could be unhealthy, harmful, or unsustainable about that? Well it’s contributing to the death of thousands of orangutans and many other animals who live in the forests. Not to mention, it’s affecting the indigenous people and the environment.

An area of forest equal to 300 soccer fields is beings destroyed every hour for the purpose of growing oil palms. 

Palm oil is grown throughout Africa, Asia, North America and South America. This industry of exporting palm oil is not sustainable. Producing palm oil is linked to major issues like deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, and animal cruelty. Many animals throughout the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra are injured, killed and displaced. The forests must be cleared for the development of palm oil and this is done by setting fire to the land which destroys not only their home, but leads to many of the animals burning to death. The deforestation also increases access to the animals for poachers and wildlife smugglers (who capture for pets, medicinal uses, or body parts).

Some orangutans are even shot by plantation owners or farmers because the animals are viewed as ‘pests.’

Orangutans live on these Indonesian islands and the palm oil industry is one of the main contributors to the dramatic reduction of orangutan populations. Orangutans live in areas with fertile lowland soils, close to rivers and therefore their habitat is seen as ideal for growing the oil palm.

HOW CAN WE HELP

Europe is aware when palm oil is an ingredient in their store-bought food, but the U.S. is still left in the dark. EU law on food information to consumers (FIC) means that there is no hidden ingredients under generic titles, such as palm oil written as vegetable oil. If Europe can pass this law, why can’t the rest of us? We must lobby for palm oil to be labelled as well so we can choose which products to buy.

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Sources: http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/Whats_the_issue.php

http://intentious.com/2013/03/31/would-you-kill-an-orangutan-say-no-to-palm-oil/

http://www.orangutan.org.au/palm-oil

http://orangutan.org/rainforest/the-effects-of-palm-oil/

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/12/eu-labelling-changes-palm-oil-consumer-change

Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans


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Two leading national environmental groups—Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and Earthworks—unveiled a suite of tools Wednesday designed to inform and mobilize Americans about the health risks from toxic air pollution from the oil and gas industry.

For the first time, Americans across the country—from Washington County, Pennsylvania, to Weld County, Colorado to Kern County, California—can access striking new community-level data on major health risks posed by oil and gas operations across the country.

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The oil and gas industry is the country’s largest and fastest-growing source of methane emissions. And its facilities emit numerous other hazardous and toxic air pollutants along with methane—including benzene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and ethylbenzene. That toxic pollution presents significant cancer and respiratory health risks, underscoring the need for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up existing sources of toxic air pollution without delay.

The EPA recently signed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that for the first time will regulate methane pollution from new and modified oil and gas facilities, preventing some of the sector’s future toxic air pollution from being released. The EPA’s current regulations addressing the industry’s toxic air pollution are limited and the NSPS does not cover the 1.2 million existing facilities in 33 states. CATF’s report, Fossil Fumes, and Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Threat Map focus specifically on toxic pollutants from those facilities and their resulting health impacts.

Earthworks Oil & Gas Threat Map Summary

The Oil and Gas Threat Map maps the nation’s 1.2 million active oil and gas wells, compressors and processors. Using the latest peer-reviewed research into the health impacts attributed to oil and gas air pollution, the map conservatively draws a half mile health threat radius around each facility. 

Within that total area are:

  • 12.4 million people
  • 11,543 schools and 639 medical facilities
  • 184,578 square miles, an area larger than California

For each of the 1,459 counties in the U.S. that host active oil and gas facilities, the interactive map reports:

  • instances of elevated cancer and respiratory risk
  • total affected population (with separate counts for Latino & African-Americans)
  • total affected schools and medical facilities

The searchable map allows users to:

  • look up any street address to see if it lies within the health threat radius
  • view infrared videos which makes visible the normally invisible pollution at hundreds of the mapped facilities
  • view 50+ interviews with citizens impacted by this pollution

“The Oil & Gas Threat Map shows that oil and gas air pollution isn’t someone else’s problem, it’s everyone’s problem,” Earthworks executive director Jennifer Krill said.

“Our homes and schools are at risk while most state regulators do nothing. Although completely solving this problem ultimately requires ditching fossil fuels, communities living near oil and gas operations need the EPA to cut methane and toxic air pollution from these operations as soon as possible.”

Clean Air Task Force Fossil Fumes Report Summary

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Fossil Fumes, CATF’s companion report to Earthworks’ Oil and Gas Threat Map, is based on EPA’s recent National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) analysis updated to reflect the latest emissions data from EPA’s National Emissions Inventory (NEI) and the conclusions are striking.

The report finds that:

  • 238 counties in 21 states face a cancer risk that exceeds EPA’s one-in-a-million threshold level of concern
  • Combined, these counties have a population of more than 9 million people and are mainly located in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Colorado
  • Of these counties, 43 face a cancer risk that exceeds one in 250,000 and two counties in West Texas (Gaines and Yoakum) face a cancer risk that exceeds one in 100,000
  • 32 counties, primarily in Texas and West Virginia, also face a respiratory health risk from toxic air emissions that exceeds EPA’s level of concern (with a hazard index greater than one)

“The Fossil Fumes report and Earthwork’s Interactive Threat Map will allow concerned citizens to learn the cancer and respiratory risks they face from toxic air pollution from the oil and gas industry,” Lesley Fleischman, CATF technical analyst and author of Fossil Fumes, said. “Armed with this information, we trust that citizens and communities will demand protective safeguards requiring industry to clean up its act and reduce these serious risks to public health.”

“The Oil & Gas Threat Map and Fossil Fumes are outstanding tools for nurses, their patients and affected communities to better understand the health risks posed by oil and gas facilities,” Katie Huffling, director of programs for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, said.

“As nurses, we are especially concerned by the number of schools and hospitals revealed to be within a half mile of an active oil and gas facility. The best available science shows that methane and toxic chemicals emitted by these facilities threaten our most vulnerable citizens, which is why we encourage the EPA to quickly address this pollution.”

Other key findings of the map and report at the statewide level include:

  • Los Angeles County, California is home to the most impacted “vulnerable” populations: there are more impacted schools and hospitals in Los Angeles than any other county in America (226 schools and 60 hospitals)
  • There are particularly widespread impacts in Texas, with 15 counties with more than 75 percent of their populations living within ½ mile risk radius and 32 percent of Texas counties have elevated oil and gas health risks (82 out of 254)
  • Almost 25 percent of all Pennsylvanians live within the half-mile threat radius

“The Oil & Gas Threat Map and Fossil Fumes show more than 12 million Americans need protection from oil and gas industry air pollution as soon as possible. Industry talks about voluntarily reducing their pollution, but refuses to make binding commitments,” Earthworks policy director Lauren Pagel said.

“Some states like Colorado have stepped up, but other states like Texas have vowed never to regulate greenhouse gases and associated toxics. It is only the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that can act to protect all Americans, their health and the climate from this pollution.”

http://ecowatch.com/2016/06/15/oil-gas-industry-map/

 

OffPlanet TV 06-22-16-Sean Gautreaux: Deep Plasma Horizon-Cloak Craft, Chemtrails. Cosmic Wars ~ Randy Maugans


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Documentary researcher, videographer, and photographer, Sean Gautreaux joins Emily Moyer and Randy Maugans for a penetrating look into WHAT/WHO is in our skies. As an artist, now working in New Orleans, LA; Sean is trained to observe, detail, and portray the things around him. His work in video game graphics, fine art painting, and children’s book illustrations activates both his intuitive and imaginal power to SEE what most of us miss.

As Sean pointed his video camera into the skies he began to decode patterns in the non-natural clouds we call “chemtrails”. Using inexpensive cameras modified to capture light frequencies beyond the human visual range, he began documenting the strange craft that hid inside these formations and began a journey that has resulted in a trove of videos on YouTube and the still elusive question about WHO…and WHAT…We begin to decode the meanings and offer some decidedly “out there” theories. Sean continues his journeyman quest, as do we all.

FLASHBACK: German scientist: ‘Electronic smog is disrupting nature on a massive scale’


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Frequency fence: Visualisations from U.S artist Nickolay Lamm based on how mobile networks and frequencies are distributed across U.S. cities

Mobile phones, Wi-Fi systems, electric power lines and similar sources of “electrosmog” are disrupting nature on a massive scale, causing birds and bees to lose their bearings, fail to reproduce and die, a conference will be told this week.

Dr Ulrich Warnke – who has been researching the effects of man-made electrical fields on wildlife for more than 30 years – will tell the conference, organised by the Radiation Research Trust at the Royal Society in London, that an unprecedented dense mesh of artificial magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic fields” has been generated, overwhelming the “natural system of information” on which the species rely.

He believes this could be responsible for the disappearance of bees in Europe and the US in what is known as colony collapse disorder, for the decline of the house sparrow, whose numbers have fallen by half in Britain over the past 30 years, and that it could also interfere with bird migration.

Dr Warnke, a lecturer at the University of Saarland, in Germany, adds that the world’s natural electrical and magnetic fields have had a “decisive hand in the evolution of species. Over millions of years they learned to use them to work out where they were, the time of day, and the approach of bad weather.

Now, he says, “man-made technology has created transmitters which have fundamentally changed the natural electromagnetic energies and forces on the earth’s surface. Animals that depend on natural electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic fields for their orientation and navigation are confused by the much stronger and constantly changing artificial fields.”

His research has shown that bees exposed to the kinds of electrical fields generated by power lines killed each other and their young, while ones exposed to signals in the same range as mobile phones lost much of their homing ability. Studies at the University of Koblenz-Landau, reported in The Independent on Sunday last year, have found bees failed to return to their hives when digital cordless phones were placed in them, while an Austrian survey noted that two-thirds of beekeepers with mobile phone masts within 300 metres had suffered unexplained colony collapse.

Dr Warnke also cites Spanish and Belgian studies showing that the number of sparrows near mobile phone masts fell as radiation increased. And he says that migrating birds, flying in formation, had been seen to split up when approaching the masts.

But the Mobile Operators Association, representing the UK’s five mobile phone companies, says a US research group has found collapsing bee colonies in areas with no mobile phone service, and Denis Summers-Smith, a leading expert on sparrows, has described the link as “nonsense“.

Comment: Indeed, and there is good evidence that the cancer pandemic and other ‘diseases of civilization’ are strongly correlated, if not caused by, the exponential proliferation of EMF pollution.

Check out Larry Bowers’ 4-part series on EMF pollution, beginning here:

EMF pollution – What is EMF?

 

https://www.sott.net/article/297845-German-scientist-Electronic-smog-is-disrupting-nature-on-a-massive-scale

Murder of Environmental Activists Reaches New High ~ TheLipTV


Environmentalist were killed more this year than any other year on record, according to a new report from environmentalist watchdog Global Witness. The report found 185 killings across 16 countries in 2015. Almost 40% of the victims came from indigenous groups who were killed by private security, state forces and contract killers. The report found that the number one cause of violence is conflict over mining, followed by agribusiness, hydroelectric dams and logging. The assassination of Berta Caceres, a Honduran activist and Goldman Environmental Prize winner, made headlines last year when it was speculated that she was murdered in her bed by hitmen. The report has called for urgent action from governments, which have not only been complicit, but are often directly responsible for murdering activists. Joya Mia Italiano, Nik Zecevic and Elliot Hill take a closer look at the increasing attacks on environmentalists on the Lip News.

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Elephant Orphans… Wisdom of the Wild


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On the Anniversary of Cecil’s Death, House Democrats Target Trophy Hunting


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A new report questions the claim that trophy hunting in Africa benefits wildlife conservation.
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Jun 14, 2016
Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife.

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It’s been nearly a year since an American hunter killed Cecil, an iconic lion in Zimbabwe. House Democrats are using the anniversary to question the premise that trophy hunting benefits Africa’s endangered wildlife.

In a new report called Missing the Mark, the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources charges that Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Namibia, and South Africa are providing U.S. officials with little evidence that taxes and fees raised from trophy hunts targeting lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinoceroses provide conservation benefits and have an overall net-positive impact on imperiled species.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has the authority to grant a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to American trophy hunters wishing to bring animal trophies into the country, has too often supported nations’ claims that the hunts enhance the survival of the species, the report charged.

“You can’t make the assumption that these countries are using the funds for conservation. You have to have the proof,” said Matt Strickland, a member of the committee’s Democratic staff. “U.S. hunters are responsible for taking a lot of animal trophies from Africa, and we want to make sure the Fish and Wildlife Service is doing its job in permitting trophy imports, and Americans aren’t contributing to the decline of certain species.”

American hunters wanting to import the heads, horns, pelts, or any other parts of animals they have killed overseas must request a permit from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

If the animal has threatened or endangered species protections under the Endangered Species Act, the agency requires that the hunt enhance the survival of the species. The agency is also responsible for managing U.S. compliance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which regulates and permits the hunting of endangered species as well.

“On paper, all four countries examined have equally strong frameworks for ensuring that trophy hunts benefit species conservation,” the authors wrote. “Unfortunately, the implementation of these frameworks has in many cases been marred by corruption and has not produced the advertised and desired results.”

The Fish and Wildlife Service has sometimes turned a blind eye to these shortfalls and granted import permits for animals killed in these countries, said Strickland. “They accepted at face value that trophy hunting benefits wildlife conservation without drilling down and actually checking on individual cases,” he said.

An agency spokesperson stated in an email that the agency is reviewing the report, adding, “By law, we cannot and will not allow trophies of certain protected species into the United States that were hunted in any nation whose conservation program fails to meet high standards for transparency, scientific management and effectiveness. If we have concerns about a country’s management program or a species’ population status, we will not issue permits.”
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One such case occurred in 2014, when the agency shut down imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Tanzania because of the species’ marked population decline. “They also weren’t providing any evidence that the hunts were benefiting conservation, so Fish and Wildlife stopped allowing it,” Strickland said. “We’d like to see more of that type of decision making regularly.”

That’s the exception, not the norm, according to the report, which noted thousands of cases in which the Fish and Wildlife Service used special rules and loopholes to exempt hunters from permitting requirements for many species listed as endangered. The report authors found that between 2010 and 2014, the agency could have required permits for more than 2,700 hunting trophies imported to the county yet only required one, for a critically endangered black rhinoceros. Of 1,469 leopard trophies that could have mandated an import permit, the agency required none.

In other instances, such as the controversial baiting tactics that lured Cecil out of a protected area and led to his death at the hands of Walter Palmer, the trophy hunting industry isn’t “playing by the rules,” the report stated, and “needs to be regulated and held accountable for there to be any hope of a consistent conservation benefit.”

To help rein in the negative impacts of trophy hunting on wildlife, the report recommends that the Fish and Wildlife Service deny import requests from hunters convicted of wildlife violations, close loopholes that allow some trophies to be imported without permits, collect more data on trophy hunting through the permitting process, and increase permit fees to fund science and conservation.

 

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/06/14/cecil-death-democrats-target-trophy-hunting?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2016-06-15-C2

Statement: We are now officially at war


Note: NOW is the time, it’s not too late to act and take a stand for the next seven generations…
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Our governments are refusing to stop the depopulation genocide. We are now officially at war.

Medicine and public health serve as the handmaidens of genocide. Vaccines, chemtrails, GMOs, and hundreds of endocrine disruptors make up the arsenal of weapons of mass destruction by which our own elected governments sterilize us, sicken us and shorten our lives.

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, June 11, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


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Forests all over the globe are dying, Yosemite, California is no exception. I have just returned from a trip to this natural wonder and am still in a state of shock from witnessing the catastrophic tree die-off that is unfolding and accelerating there. I made the trip in order to connect with one of the world’s most well known rock climbers, Ron Kauk, who is fully committed to exposing and halting the climate engineering/weather warfare assault.
On other fronts, the power structures preparation for WWlll continues to be implemented, as the looming biosphere collapse is now fully forcing their position. The military industrial juggernaut will do anything in their power to maintain and expand control, regardless of the consequences to the planet’s life support systems. An unfortunately high percentage of populations around the globe are still committed to keeping the insanity of industrialized/militarized society (and mass material/resource consumption) going. We are immersed in the zenith of human caused decimation to planet Earth. The last days of the Anthropocene epoch, the age of man.
Many who are already aware of the converging catastrophes we face are still standing idly on the sidelines, this must change. All who are aware of the truth have a burden to bear, a role to fulfill. An army of the awakened is desperately needed to help raise the consciousness of the “order followers” who are currently carrying out the bidding of the global power elite. Please help us in the desperate effort to effectively and efficiently sound the alarm.
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First Nations say they have the power to stop Trans Mountain expansion First Nations say the courts, not the NEB or cabinet, will decide on the controversial pipeline By Tracy Johnson, CBC News Posted: May 20, 2016 9:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 20, 2016 11:34 AM ET The National Energy Board has recommended the federal government approve Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. The National Energy Board has recommended the federal government approve Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. (Provided by Trans Mountain)


First Nations say the courts, not the NEB or cabinet, will decide on the controversial pipeline

By Tracy Johnson, CBC News Posted: May 20, 2016 9:00 AM ETLast Updated: May 20, 2016 11:34 AM ET

The National Energy Board has recommended the federal government approve Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.

The National Energy Board has recommended the federal government approve Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. (Provided by Trans Mountain)

The Stó:lō collective of First Nations in British Columbia is very familiar with the transport of oil. The existing Trans Mountain pipeline has crossed through their land for more than 50 years. CN Rail also carries oil by rail directly across Stó:lō territory to the B.C. coast.

So, the collective of eleven First Nations in B.C.’s Fraser Valley came to consultations with Kinder Morgan for the expansion of Trans Mountain with an open mind.

“We have taken time to speak to Kinder Morgan,” said Ernie Crey, the chief of the Cheam First Nation, a member of the collective.

“We’ve also weighed and considered a new pipe versus seeing all this bitumen moving along the rail lines straight through many of our communities. Some of the houses in our communities are literally feet from the rail line.”

But Crey said the nations were also concerned about the pipeline’s proximity to the Coquihalla River, which feeds into the Fraser River.

“I think their responsibility and duty goes much deeper to us than to send a few public officials to [a] meeting with us for an hour or two.” – Ernie Crey, Stó:lō Collective

“The Fraser River is the most productive salmon-bearing stream on Earth and we depend on the annual runs of salmon.”

A breach of either the oil or new Trans Mountain pipeline in the summer months would be disastrous for the salmon run.

Pipe versus rail

“We weighed and considered a pipe versus all this product being moved by rail and we considered what was the wiser of two difficult choices, bitumen by rail and bitumen by pipe and we thought the safer bet might be bitumen by pipe,” said Crey.

But the Stó:lō did not sign onto the project, a sign that the consultations done by Kinder Morgan, considered acceptable by the National Energy Board, did not go far enough to convince even those who had an open mind about the pipeline expansion.The Stó:lō are not formally opposed to the project either, as one of the nations most affected by the expansion, they simply remain to be convinced.

That does not leave an easy job for three-member panel appointed this week by the federal government to further consult with communities along the route.

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Sundance Chief and member of the Tsleil-Waututh nation Rueben George rejected Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, based on a scathing assessment that concluded it would increase the threat of oil spills and damage their culture. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Crey said that representatives from Natural Resources Canada have visited the Stó:lō in recent weeks.

“They’ve made a one-time pass through our community. I’ve referred to it as a drive-by consultation,” said Crey. “I think their responsibility and duty goes much deeper to us than to send a few public officials to [a] meeting with us for an hour or two.”

Farther down the pipeline route, the Tsleil Waututh First Nation has little faith that the panel will be able to bring opponents onside.

The territory of the Tsleil-Waututh includes the Burrard Inlet, which would see increased tanker traffic if Trans Mountain is approved. The First Nation is steadfastly opposed to the project and plans to challenge it in the courts.

“They did that NEB process in 25 months,” said Rueben George, a spokesman for the Tsleil Waututh. “And you’re going to try to take care of that big mess in four months, that’s ridiculous.”

Consult or consent?

George said that the legal landscape has changed for First Nations and resources development.

“First Nations are winning 97 per cent of our court cases around resource extraction. That’s 170 legal cases in the last couple years. That’s a lot of veto power right there.”

The most significant case fought by First Nations was decided in June, 2014, by the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled that provincial and federal governments must win consent of Aboriginal groups when regulating economic activity on titled lands, unless it can show a pressing public need for that activity.

That case was brought forward by the Tsilhqot’in nation in response to clear-cutting of trees on its territory. Since the decision, there has been a shift in which First Nations now feel that the duty to consult means corporations and government really need to seek consent.

“We’ve been doing the traditional ‘duty to consult’ types of processes for 10 or 15 years,” said Bruce McIvor, a lawyer with First Peoples Law.

Courts will ultimately decide

“But since the Tsilhqot’in decision in 2014 and the full adoption of UNDRIP [The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples] by the federal government, we’re moving out of that need-to-consult type of process and we’re moving toward consent-based consultation. That’s where we’re going.”

McIvor said the National Energy Board decision yesterday, or the final decision by cabinet in December, will not be the last word on Trans Mountain.

“The process that the NEB went through will be reviewed by the courts and if the courts find that it doesn’t live up to the government’s obligations under Section 35 of the constitution, it has a wide latitude to null the decision to tell them to go back and do it again.”

Kinder Morgan protest Break Free

Hundreds of people gathered at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby terminal on May 14, 2016, as part of a worldwide event asking countries to break free of fossil fuels. (CBC)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/first-nations-react-transmountain-1.3590134

Forget Weather, Kenyan GDP Threatened By “Marauding Monkeys”


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In developed countries (like America) with sophisticated capital markets, complex adaptive supply chains, and experienced PhD economists running the economy, it is the weather that is to blame when data disappoints and throws cold water on a status-quo-maintaining narrative. But in Kenya, there is a force far greater than Mother Nature when it comes to potentially destroying the economy… the vervet monkey!!


A vervet monkey triggered a nationwide blackout in Kenya after it fell onto a transformer at one of the nation’s main hydroelectric plants, Kenya Electricity Generating Co. said. As Bloomberg reports,

The monkey climbed on to the roof of the Gitaru facility and may have been thrown off balance and onto a transformer, tripping the equipment and causing an overload on other machines at the plant, according to a statement e-mailed by the Nairobi-based power generator, known as KenGen. The animal survived the incident, it said.

The primate accessed the plant even though KenGen’s facilities are secured by electric fences designed to keep out “marauding wild animals,” the company said.

KenGen supplies 80 percent of the electricity in East Africa’s biggest economy.

The incident resulted in the loss of more than 180 megawatts from the plant, setting off the blackout, according to the utility. Supply has since been restored and power-generating units are operating normally, it said.

Perhaps it is time for Janet to import some Kenyan monkeys (if she hasn’t already) because we suspect we are going to need something other than weather to explain this…

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-08/forget-weather-kenyan-gdp-threatened-marauding-monkeys

Cali Shuts Down Crab Season “Indefinitely” Cites “Naturally-occurring Toxin,” but Whistleblowers Reveal Real Culprit Is Radiation


Note: In 2014 I trained for NOAA’s Monk Seal Watch program. During training I asked the biologist about their findings with radiation from Fukushima and how it was affecting ocean life. She told me in no uncertain terms that she no longer eats Tuna or Ahi as the locals call it, because it’s contaminated. And I thought to myself, “Ok if you won’t eat the tuna because you’ve seen the data, so why hasn’t the government warned parents not to feed their children tuna – tunafish sandwich’s are HUGE with kids?”

At this stage it would be wise to avoid ALL fish from the Pacific Ocean and Alaskan/Pacific Northwest waterways. The Atlantic ocean is much better since BP Oil dumped millions and millions of gallons of HIGHLY TOXIC Corexit into the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean to cover-up their environmental crimes.

If you’re not on a detox routine and anti-cancer diet, NOW would be the purrfect time to take preventative measures to protect the future health of you and your loved ones. There are some healthful recommendations to the right under the Radioactive Monitoring category.

Much love, {~A~}
March 9, 2016
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Just one week after this web site broke news of Fukushima radiation in fish & seafood, California officials have cancelled commercial crab season “indefinitely” citing “protection of the public health.” Yet in a classic case of “if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull****” California officials have offered the following absurd reason to the public for this action:

Global warming has heated the ocean to the point that a particular algae, Pseudo-Nitzchia, is blooming in great swaths along California’s coast.  The algae produces a neurotoxin called domoic acid which accumulates in crab and other seafood. If consumed by humans the neurotoxin can cause memory loss, tremors or death.

However, workers in the California Fish and Game Commission have revealed to SuperStation95 that the real reason for cancelling this $60 million per year commercial seafood season is: Radiation contamination of seafood from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

According to these workers, who requested anonymity because they fear losing their jobs, radiation levels in local crab, especially Rock crab, were so high that officials feared anyone who consumed the crabs would suffer immediate sickness traceable directly back to the seafood. “If people started connecting the dots proving radiation in seafood was making them sick, it would utterly destroy California’s seafood industry in days” they said.

To cover up the industry-destroying truth, high ranking state political officials instructed the Fish and Wildlife Commission that it would be better to say “some other reason for cancelling the crab season, so as not to panic the public or wreck our industry.”  The thinking by the political people was that as long as the public was protected from eating the contaminated food, they didn’t need to know the real reason for it.

This is yet another nail in the coffin of California and other west coast sates, all of which are now receiving ever-increasing dosages of radioactive materials carried to north America by prevailing ocean currents from Fukushima, Japan.

In March, 2011 an earthquake off the coast of Japan caused a Tsunami which hit the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, causing three reactors to melt down and explode.

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Reactors 1 & 3 Explode

This is what the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan looked like before/after the explosions and meltdowns.

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As you may notice in the images above, the Fukushima Daichi Power Plant is located on the coastline of Japan. Like all coastlines, the ground slopes toward the ocean. This created a problem that the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) didn’t tell anyone about until a full YEAR after the disaster took place: Ground water, flowing from inland, was seeping beneath the blown-up rectors, coming into contact with the melted-down reactor cores, becoming highly radioactive, then flowing into the Pacific Ocean. 300 Ton of this radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific Ocean EVERY DAY since March 15, 2011. Nothing has stopped it and the flow continues to this very day, October 31, 2015. Here’s how it is taking place:

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TEPCO wanted to build a “freeze wall” (shown in the graphic above) to freeze the ground and the water, to stop the flow.  They tried.  They failed.  The radiation and heat coming from the melted down reactor cores – which melted through the reactor and melted into the ground – is making the water too hot.  They can’t freeze it.  There is no “wall” to stop the flow!

The flow of radioactive water into the Pacific is contaminating and killing sea life. Fish caught locally near the power plant and out in the deep sea, have all tested positive for radiation contamination.  Other fish, Shrimp, clams and such, caught hundreds of miles offshore, have also tested 100% positive for radiation contamination. In fact, of 15 Blue-Fin Tuna caught off the coast of California, 100% tested positive for radioactive substances!

Hundreds-of-thousands of these sea creatures have already died from the radiation and millions more are sick and dying to this day. People who consume this seafood are ALSO getting contaminated by radiation.

The prevailing ocean currents off the east coast of Japan are well documented by Oceanographers. Here is what the prevailing ocean currents look like:

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Generally speaking, two surface currents — one from the south, called the Kuroshio, and one from the north, called the Oyashio — meet just off the coast of Japan at about 40 degrees north latitude. The currents merge to form the North Pacific current and surge eastward. Fukushima lies at 37 degrees north latitude. Thousands of miles later, the currents hit an upwelling just off the western coast of the United States and split. One, the Alaska current, turns north up the coast toward British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. The other, the California current, turns south and heads down the western seaboard of the U.S. These currents are spreading the radioactive material from Japan.

As of June, 2015, the radiation in the Pacific Ocean reached the US West Coast; the seafood you’ve been eating from the Pacific ocean is loaded with Cesium-137 and Strontium-90. Both radioactive.  Strontium-90 mimics calcium.  It ends up getting deposited in human bones, where the radiation wreaks havoc with bone marrow, causing bone cancers and blood cancers like Leukemia.

The radiation in the fish is so terrible that wild-caught Alaskan Salmon, Pacific Herring and Canadian white fish are being found bloody, with cancerous tumors throughout their bodies.  Now, California has had to officially cancel commercial crab season.

One does not have to be a nuclear scientist to read the writing on the wall.  Just ask yourself: Is it more likely or not  that the _real_ reason for this entire ban on commercial crabbing is from some bizarre algae or is the culprit the tons of radioactive material spewing into the Pacific Ocean for over four years and finally reaching California?  The answer should be obvious to anyone who can think logically.

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Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, June 4, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


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The criminal corporate media and the order followers that fill its ranks continue their campaign of total deception. Though the majority of the population is still committed to their denial on many fronts, there is a rippling of the coming forced awakening. The VAXXED documentary is triggering a justifiable outrage among those who have had the courage to face the truth and view the film. How much more rage will global populations feel when they completely realize the full extent of harm that has been inflicted on them by their governments (who are all participating either passively or actively in the ongoing global climate engineering assault). The death rate in the US has suddenly and unexpectedly spiked. Where is the corporate media coverage of this fact? Societal implosion and chaos continues to unfold in countries like Venezuela, Nigeria, and many more.
As the global economic house of cards crumbles, the most destructive and dangerous corporations like Bayer and Monsanto will try to merge in an effort to stay afloat. DuPont and Dow Chemical are also merging. Populations around the globe must be awakened to what is coming, starting with the issue of the climate engineering assault. From record droughts, to record fires, to record floods, anthropogenic activity and climate engineering are taking their toll on what is left of the planet’s life support systems. The most important step in this direction is to efficiently, effectively, and publicly expose all the media personnel, meteorologists and others that are actively or passively toeing the narrative of deception for those in power.
Make fighting to expose the whole truth your top priority. Make the fight for the greater good your mission, time is not on our side.
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Montana: Health Officials Now to Notify Public About Radioactive Drinking Water



http://marygreeley.com/?page_id=29125

 

Ed. Note: imo there’s something much deeper going on here, that the radiation in drinking water is an indication that earth changes are taking place beneath the surface. About a month ago I published a compilation of video’s with insider earth changes data and whistleblower information on the reasons for the FEMA emergency meeting in mid-April. From all indications it appears massive earth changes are unfolding below ground, especially in the Iowa/S Dakota/Montana/Nebraska areas. Magma is apparently rising to the surface and moving east from Yellowstone underground into these states. There are also MASSIVE gravity anomalies which indicate a major land mass split is imminent in the above mentioned states and that FEMA is currently staffing people in different locations around the affected areas in anticipation of this event. The first video contains the earth changes data, the second half covers radiation leaks and hazards around the country…they’re virtually everywhere.

Solution: Detox for heavy metals constantly, take Lugers Iodine or Atlantic Dulse daily, take tumeric and black pepper formula’s (cancer prevention), and eat an anti-cancer diet is the best we can do to stay healthy in a radioactive environment.

If you missed the ‘imminent earth changes’ post about a month ago, here’s the link:

https://ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/is-gaia-getting-ready-to-amke-her-move-data-indicates-massive-earth-changes-are-imminent

Hundreds of crow attacks tracked on new online map: Creator refuses to be ‘run off the street by crows’


Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press  06.01.2016

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VANCOUVER — People with ornithophobia have a new tool to fight their fear of birds — a map that tracks crow attacks.

Instructors at Langara College in Vancouver used open-source software to create the online map, which allows anyone with an Internet connection to pinpoint where they were attacked and add details, such as how aggressive the bird was.

Jim O’Leary teaches Geographic Information Systems at the college and says he and his colleague Rick Davidson wanted to show how the course content could be put to use.

O’Leary says he was inspired to start tracking crow attacks after witnessing several in downtown Vancouver last year and thinking that recording them could help better understand the problem.

The birds are particularly aggressive during the spring, when they are protecting their nests.

Hundreds of attacks have been documented on the map since it launched in April, including reports from Victoria and Antigonish, N.S.

O’Leary says he and his colleague didn’t know how popular the map would become.

“I originally envisioned it as being the greater Vancouver area, but crow attacks seem to touch a nerve with people. It seems like many people have a crow story that they want to tell,” he says. “I guess crows are aggressive everywhere.”

Mapping the attacks helps establish where the most aggressive crows are and gives an idea of whether there are any patterns, O’Leary says.

“With all our technology skills, we shouldn’t be run off the street by the crows. So this is our response,” he says. “The first part of a solution is to find out what a problem is.”

So far, there have been dozens of attacks reported in downtown Vancouver, and O’Leary says he believes there are more crows in the area because of the concentration of garbage cans and tall trees.

O’Leary says he isn’t sure whether governments would be interested in the information, but notes that it’s all public and at least it gives people an idea of where the crows are located.

“At the very least, people can vent their frustrations and they can see where the concentrations are,” he says.

It has also taught O’Leary that the birds are more aggressive than he ever imagined. He’s heard reports of crows banding together to dive-bomb a passerby, and of birds targeting dogs and cats.

The map has also sparked interest in Langara’s Geographic Information Systems certificate program, which teaches students how to manage and use geographic data.

O’Leary says seven people signed up for his course within a week of the map gaining notoriety.

http://www.vancouversun.com/News/11959750/story.html

Nine Out of 10 Americans Tested Positive for Monsanto’s Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Glyphosate


A probable human carcinogen is found in far too many foods.

March Against Monsanto, Akron, Ohio
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If you participated in the glyphosate test project launched last year by the Detox Project (formerly Feed The World) and Organic Consumers Association, you probably failed.

A staggering 93 percent of Americans tested positive for glyphosate, according to the test results, announced on May 25.

What makes that figure even more alarming is that many of you who sent in urine samples for testing probably eat more organic than non-organic food. Which suggests that either your organic food has been contaminated and/or you’re being exposed to glyphosate via unknown sources.

Worse yet? Children had the highest levels.

The testing, carried out by a laboratory at UC San Francisco, was the first-ever comprehensive and validated LC/MS/MS testing project to be carried out across America. According to the results, people who live in the west and mid-west tested higher than those living in other regions of the country.

It’s way past time for the world to wake up and smell the poison.

Even before glyphosate, the most-used herbicide in the world, was labeled a ‘probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, the chemical, prevalent in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, was under fire from scientists who say the chemical makes us sick. Internal documents reveal that Monsanto has known this all along.

Despite the warnings, in 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under pressure from Monsanto, raised the allowed limits for glyphosate residue on fruits and vegetables. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, claiming pesticide residues are “safe,” doesn’t test for glyphosate residue on food.

Only recently has the U.S. Food & Drug Administration said it will begin testing human food for glyphosate. The FDA is a bit late to the testing party. Independent testing has already found glyphosate in many foods. It’s also been found in breast milk.

The endocrine-disrupting (and more) chemical is even in your beer.

Fortunately, there are glimmers of hope that at least some parts of the world are waking up to the obvious dangers associated with poisoning our food, our ecosystem and ourselves. The European Commission has so far rejected Monsanto’s bid to renew its licensing of glyphosate in the EU.

Glyphosate is also up for renewal in the U.S. The EPA, amid controversy and under pressure, is stalling.

What progress has been made so far, in exposing the dangers of Roundup and glyphosate and taking steps to ban it, have resulted from people power. In October, we’ll take that people power to the next level, when we expose Monsanto’s crimes at the Monsanto Tribunal, a citizen’s tribunal that will be held October 15-16 in The Hague, Netherlands.

http://www.alternet.org/food/nine-out-10-americans-tested-positive-glyphosate

Horrible Discovery in Tiger Temple: Dozens of Dead Tiger Kittens (Photos)


Note: As heartbreaking and horrific as this story is, thankfully we’re beginning to see authorities crack-down on animal abuse and neglect, illegal sales of animal parts etc. It appears Wildlife authorities have been working on cracking this case for sometime and fortunately for the remaining 147 tigers, they finally made progress in getting the evidence they need to remove and rescue the tigers. Hopefully those responsible will be found and held accountable for their crimes.

Dead tiger cubs, deer horns, a dead bearcat and a bull skull are displayed Wednesday at the Tiger Temple.

By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee
Staff Reporter

KANCHANABURI — At least 40 dead tiger cubs were discovered this morning inside the controversial Tiger Temple.

Rows of cubs’ bodies that look freshly killed are lined up in photos, as reports of other disturbing discoveries of other parts of animals, including some protected species, are made.


UPDATE: Officers Enter Tiger Temple to Begin Removing Tigers


The first image was posted to Twitter by Dario Pignatelli, a Bangkok-based photojournalist. Speaking by telephone, he said he took the photo at around 10:30am, and counted at least 40 bodies.

Photo: Dario Pignatelli / Twitter

 

A Khaosod reporter at the scene confirmed Pignatelli’s account. He also reported seeing animal intestines in containers, heaps of deer horns, a dead bearcat and a bull’s skull. Bearcats, also known as binturongs, are protected animals under Thai laws.

Wildlife activists have long accused the Tiger Temple of animal abuse and trafficking tigers and their body parts. The temple has vehemently denied the allegations.

If the tiger cubs indeed turn out to have just been killed, it would support accusations it was knowingly engaged in illegal, for-profit breeding and trafficking of the animals.

The discovery came on the third day of a monumental operation by wildlife authorities to remove all of the 147 tigers from the temple, which has kept the animals illegally and profited from them for years.

The dead cubs were found stacked in a freezer vault where food for the tigers such as frozen chickens is kept, according to regional wildlife official Yanyong Lekavichit, who is in charge of the ongoing raid.

“This is abnormal,” said Yanyong, head of Protected Area Regional Office 3, adding that his team is investigating.

“We will find out who’s responsible for the cubs,” he said.

The management of the temple, known officially as Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno, had repeatedly resisted efforts by the Department of National Park to take the tigers away, and only relented on Monday when the officials showed up with a court order.

Tiger Temple lawyer Saiyood Pengboonchoo was not immediately available for comment.


Forty tigers have been removed from the Tiger Temple since Monday — seven on Monday and 33 Tuesday. This makes total 50 tigers out of 147 relocated to new homes at the wildlife breeding research station in Ratchaburi province.

Tourists are no longer allowed inside the temple, officials said.

Additional reporting by Teeranai Charuvastra

Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly identified one of the dead animals found at the temple as a boar. This was later found to be a bearcat.

 

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1464757648

Australia Covered Up Reef Destruction in UN Report TheLipTV


Australia covered up the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef along with potential threats to the Tasmania wilderness and Kakadu in a UN report on the impact of climate change. The Australian government ordered the chapter be removed from the report, issued by Unesco and the UN Environment Program on Thursday, over fears it could deter visitors to the World Heritage Sites, which attract billions of dollars in tourism each year. This comes after reports over the weekend showing that mass bleaching has killed over 35 percent of coral in the northern and central parts of the Great Barrier Reef. We look at how climate change is destroying the Great Barrier Reef on the Lip News with Elliot Hill and Joya Mia Italiano.

http://www.theguardian.com/environmen…

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