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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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Burnaby MP asks what BC gets out of Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion

Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart is keeping a close eye on Kinder Morgan’s plans. The Trans Mountain pipeline goes right through his riding. He’s brought the issue up in the House of Commons and...

Kinder Morgan oil sands pipeline expansion plan said to pose risks beyond leaks and spills

While public and media scrutiny centers on oil spills and pipeline leaks, environmentalists are trying to broaden the picture to include the impact of using heavy oil on Vancouver's carbon footprint.

Kinder Morgan: Vancouver not ready for a major oil spill, experts warn

Vancouver would be woefully unprepared to face an oil sands tanker spill, federal regulators and experts say.

Stanley Park on the front lines if there's an oil spill, Wilderness Committee warns at public forum

“No more rallies and protests,” Rueben George  of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation told the audience at the Wilderness Committee's Stanley Park Tanker Town Hall on Thursday. “This is a time...

Enbridge slammed for "Keystone Cop" response to Michigan oil spill

This article can now be found in  Extract: The Pipeline Wars Vol. 1 Enbridge.  Extract contains a year of the Vancouver Observer's powerful reporting on the proposed Enbridge pipeline....

BC woman running equivalent of 29 marathons to stop Enbridge pipeline

Kim Slater hopped in her Delica vehicle sputtering vegetable oil and drove towards the Alberta border. The next morning, she put on her running shoes, breathed in the mountain air and hit the...

Southern Gateway: An American pipeline giant's plans for Vancouver

On a hot afternoon in July 2007, a worker started digging a new sewer line for the municipality of Burnaby, following instructions crafted from a chain of wrong assumptions. Before long, he punctured...

BC's acclaimed carbon tax makes final climb, but critics warn of trouble ahead

The benefits of BC's carbon tax start bearing fruit but can the province remain a leader in combatting climate change?

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals sizzle at Venue

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best bands of 2010, played a sold out show at The Venue on Saturday night.

A last taste of summer with Two Lions and a Lady

The Coppertank stage was transformed into the porch steps of summer last Friday night by the soulful harmonizing of Two Lions and a Lady, a charming new indie-folk-pop trio. Beautiful harmonizing....