tar sands

Burnaby refinery and Burrard inlet. Photo from Green Party of BC

We will not earn Greenest City title if we are West Coast’s major tar sands-oil port

Despite losing faith in the NEB's hearing on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, Vancouver city councillor Adriane Carr is compelled to register her strong opposition.
From left: Haisla member in Kitimat; Enbridge protest, Josh Paterson

Observer exposé of domestic spying triggers federal hearings

The spying was revealed in documents obtained in 2013.
U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo by Pete Souza, White House

Obama puts Harper to shame

The Clean Power Plan that U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled Monday puts Americans on track to greatly reducing carbon dioxide emissions — and puts Canada to shame.
Trans Mountain pipeline being installed (image from transmountain.com); Vancouve

Supreme Court to rule on Charter right to raise climate change in NEB hearings

The proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta oil intended for Asian markets.
Camp 'checkpoint' in the Bulkley Valley; Freda Huson

Unist'ot'en pipeline opponents rally in Vancouver

Downtown rally planned for Interior pipeline blockade.
A full-service Vancouver Tim Hortons, on Alberni Street.

Tim Hortons puts Tims TV under review following Enbridge ad controversy

The conflict showed the potential dangers of a brand as recognizable as Tim Hortons selling ad space to companies that could anger its customers.

Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda

Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.
Tim Hortons, Enbridge ads, boycott, social media

Tim Hortons drops Enbridge ads following Twit-storm

The power of social media was seen today when Tim Hortons bowed to public pressure to yank its Enbridge ads from screens in 1,500 locations

Feds stifle media questions around oil sands' toxic effects, FOIs reveal

For the first time ever a federal scientist is studying toxins in animals near the Alberta oilsands but Environment Canada won't let him speak with the media about his research.
Koch brothers, Koch industries, oil sands

Koch company buys up more oil sands licenses in Canada

Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC is buying up more licenses in Alberta's oil sands, Oilsands Review reported today.  "Bulletin records show that 15 licences were issued on March 3, 2015, for...