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Business groups say pipeline dispute is hurting investment confidence in BC

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 13, 2018
Category: Today's Takeaway

Forestry and other business groups are urging the BC government to save the Trans Mountain pipeline for reasons that include concern for investor confidence. Meanwhile: Megan Thomas (CBC) compares the dispute to BC’s 1993 War in the Woods; and Tristan Hopper (National Post) notes the hypocracy—given that Vancouver is North America’s largest exporter of coal (and a bargaining chip in the softwood lumber dispute). 

In company news: West Fraser and Western Forest Products stocks get high ratings; a one-in-100-year rainfall leads to a culvert lawsuit against Weyerhaeuser; and the BC Court of Appeal orders a new trial on Canfor’s forest fire watch obligations.

Finally, a new census shows dire situation for BC’s caribou; and a mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy could help make CO2 vanish from thin air.

–Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor