In this week’s Fracked Earth News, highlights from the top climate change and energy headlines including:
__Canadian voters swept out the Conservatives in favor of Trudeau and the Liberals on Tuesday. Caught up in the momentum were First Nations, voting in large numbers, and, “Bam!” — electing 10 indigenous MPs to the House of Commons. Canada’s neighbor to the south is still stuck with TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline possibility, however, since Justin Trudeau favors it.
__Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tokelau have issued a joint plea to larger nations to at least help them relocate their populations to habitable areas with jobs available so they can support themselves. Their lands are sinking as seas rise. C’mon, where’s the help?
__Big win for the Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations and for Mother Earth as Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that Rio Tinto Alcan can’t appeal a lower court ruling in favor of those First Nations’ suing “an industry or private company for damaging lands or interfering with their use and occupancy of lands and rivers.”