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Jim Prentice

Jim Prentice's PC leadership bid a sign he's abandoning Enbridge gig: Grand Chief

BC First Nations leaders are split on the value of having Prentice for premier of Alberta.
MP Chuck Strahl

Democracy Watch Calls for Ethics Inquiry into Chuck Strahl, Spy Watchdog and Enbridge Lobbyist

Democracy Watch is urging the ethics commissioner to formally investigate SIRC chair Chuck Strahl's illegal activities and conflicts of interest related to energy giant Enbridge.
Northern Gateway Pipeline Map

B.C. Nature Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming JRP Report "Invalid"

A federal lawsuit, filed today by B.C. Nature, claims the JRP Northern Gateway report is "invalid" and fails to adequately address risks posed to caribou and humpback whales.

Kitimat settles on date and one long-winded question for Enbridge Northern Gateway plebiscite

Some councillors opposed the question, saying it was too confusing and long.

Why I'm on a hunger strike to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

"We cannot let Enbridge destroy our waters, forests and coastal communities."

Federal "polluter pays" announcement for tanker spills on BC coast doesn't hold water

The release of a new federal report recommends improvements to Canada's tanker spill regime on the BC coast. Yet onlookers worry the recommendations aren't enough to hold industry accountable.

UBC Students Prepare for Saturday's Climate Rally

UBC Forestry student Cohen Hocking takes hope from how quickly his parents changed their mind on climate and pipelines. "I'm hopeful that broad change can happen fast," he said.
Defend Our Coast rally in Victoria 2012

After meetings with federal ministers, Chief Stewart Phillip urges British Columbians to take to the street

Ministers' visit foreshadows Harper's plan to declare pipelines "in the national interest", the head of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs told the Vancouver Observer.

Elizabeth May "shocked" by latest revelation about Harper government and Enbridge

Really? Feds plans to drop $100 M on Enbridge infrastructure when the proposed pipeline hasn't even been approved?