Notley says new energy assessment bill conflicts with purchase of pipeline

first_imgOTTAWA — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says it makes no sense for Ottawa to have spent $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline while it is pushing legislation she says will prevent most future energy projects from being builtNotley is in Ottawa this morning giving the Senate her take on Bill C-69, overhauling the way energy projects are assessed for environmental and economic impacts.She says the bill needs major amendments including setting harder limits on the time it can take to do a review, and ensuring the reviews take into consideration the number of jobs a project will produce.She also wants most new Alberta energy projects exempted from the bill because of existing provincial review processes and her government’s climate change policies.Notley does say the review system the bill replaces is no better but also that swapping one broken system for another makes no sense.The Senate is being heavily lobbied on this legislation, with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers saying more than 40,000 letters have been sent to individual senators asking them to amend the bill.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

ASPCA Young Friends Benefit To Hit New York

first_imgA plethora of stars will come out for the ASPCA Young Friends Benefit next month.The Young Friends Benefit is a cornerstone of ASPCA fundraising efforts to directly impact the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals across the country. This highly publicized event attracts more than 500 passionate and upwardly mobile young professionals including philanthropists, industry leaders, newsmakers and animal lovers.Among those expected to attend are Lo Bosworth, Artist Donald Robertson, Perez Hilton, Georgina Bloomberg, Jay Manuel, Jackie Miranne (Host, VH1 “Big Morning Buzz Live”), Adrienne Moore (Actress, “Orange is the New Black”), Vicky Jeudy (Actress, “Orange is the New Black”), Rachel Antonoff (Designer), Ginger Zee (Meteorologist, “Good Morning America”), Alicia Quarles (E! News), Ben Aaron (Host, LXTV NBC’s “New York Live”), Danielle Bernstein (Founder/Blogger, “WeWoreWhat”), Drena De Niro (actress), Brandon Stanton (Photographer, “Humans of New York”), Nastia Liukin (Athlete), Irina Shayk (Model), Melissa Bolona (Model), Allie Rizzo (Model), Brad Walsh, Annie Greenberg (Refinery29), Domingo Zapata, DJ Nick Cohen and more.This year’s event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction featuring artwork by Donald Robertson and music by DJ Nick Cohen. The event is made possible through the partnership of Alex and Ani, Charity By Design, The Slater Foundation, Found My Animal, Baked by Melissa and UBER.In conjunction with the Young Friends event, One Kings Lane will feature specially designed prints and items by artist Donald Robertson, beginning October 6, 2014. 100 percent of the proceeds will directly benefit the ASPCA.WHEN: Thursday, October 16WHERE: IAC Building555 W 18th St (between 10th Avenue and the West Side Highway) New York, NY 10011last_img read more