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Claudia Goodine

Claudia Goodine is a Vancouver-based writer and journalist specializing in environmental journalism.  She has written about tankers in Vancouver for The Walrus and about “fracking,” peak oil and clear cutting of old-growth forests for Canadian Geographic. She has also written music reviews for the Vancouver Observer, book reviews and articles for Ricepaper Magazine and produced stories for Day 6 on CBC Radio One. Her background in sociology draws her to stories that offer historical, social and political context. She has a Master in Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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Kinder Morgan: Vancouver’s fate in the rush for black gold

With a history of incremental expansions, could Kinder Morgan’s plans to “twin” the Trans Mountain pipeline be just the beginning?

Oil lobby and Alberta distorting benefits of tar sands pipeline for BC: CCPA economist

A new study found that BC gets the largest economic benefit from construction and operation of the Northern Gateway pipeline, but economist Marc Lee argues external costs outweigh distorted benefits.

Big oil's charm offensive turns critics off

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association launches a big campaign to charm Canada. Critics remain unmoved.

Harper shameless: Elizabeth May

PM Stephen Harper says decision on Northern Gateway will be based on science, not politics, but Green Party MP Elizabeth May calls such rhetoric shameless pretending given Budget Bill C-38 impacts.

Joint Review Panel has little over a year to decide fate of Northern Gateway

The fate of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline will be decided by the end of next year.

NASA's Curiosity landing blazes trail for humans on Mars

NASA's Curiosity brings humans one step closer to setting foot on the red planet.

Kinder Morgan: First Nations frustrated by Trans Mountain "fair share" requirement

BC's new "minimum requirements" for a share or pipeline profits will apply to Kinder Morgan, but aboriginal community leaders and environmental lawyers say money is not the issue.

Enbridge's poor safety record turning British Columbians off Northern Gateway pipeline: economist Robyn Allan

British Columbians are increasingly better informed about the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project and its possible risks, the former ICBC CEO said.

Disposal of fracking waste induces earthquakes, study suggests, signaling dangers for Northern BC

American studies say earthquakes are common in areas where shale gas development is booming. An increase in tremors in northeastern BC leads the provincial and federal government to investigate.

Premiers' national energy strategy draft "positively disingenuous", says professor of Canadian environmental policy

Christy Clark stole the headlines when she walked out of the Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax last week, but what actually came of the national energy strategy on the agenda?