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Special Report: Tar Sands Reporting Project

Athabasca tar sands, photographed by Andrew S. Wright

Our award-winning team's crowd-funded series on the people, places and conflicts associated with Canada's tar sands.

Rich Kinder and Kinder Morgan protest on Burnaby Mountain

As Kinder Morgan Inc. takes full control of Trans Mountain pipeline, big questions go unanswered

Kinder Morgan Inc. has finished its $76 billion transaction that brings the Trans Mountain pipeline fully under its control. But it failed to tell the NEB as required by law.

BREAKING: Many Burnaby Mountain arrests may have been illegitimate, says BCCLA

A new application to expand the zone from which protesters are prohibited by court order on Burnaby Mountain suggests that many of the nearly 90 arrests made by the RCMP over the past week, and civil...
Jean McLaren 87 Kinder Morgan protester Burnaby Mountain Mychaylo Prystupa

87-year-old Kinder Morgan protester handled delicately by police (VIDEO)

"I had a good day!" McLaren told a reporter, before ducking into a police vehicle.
Ezra Levant at an anti-oil pipeline rally in Vancouver

VIDEO: Sun TV smears Preston Manning for believing in climate change

This won't end well. Sun TV fired first in what could be the beginning of a nasty civil war within Canada's conservative movement. Preston Manning, founding father of the modern conservative movement...
Photo of Lucy Lambert, left, and Shaena Lambert by Nicole Rycroft.

Novelist and daughter express passion for environmental justice in Kinder Morgan arrest on Burnaby Mountain

Vancouver-based writer Shaena Lambert -- author of Globe and Mail best book of the year pick Oh My Darling -- and her daughter Lucy embraced as they crossed the police line on...
J.B. MacKinnon back on Burnaby Mountain after his arrest. Photo by Peter Morelli

Climate change motivated author J.B. MacKinnon to stand up to Kinder Morgan

Author J.B. MacKinnon went up to Burnaby Mountain on the weekend to protest against Kinder Morgan's plans to run a second pipeline through one of Burnaby's most cherished conservation...
Photo of Barbara Grant by Peter Morelli

84-year-old ex-librarian arrested protesting Kinder Morgan, calls NEB a "sham"

An 84-year-old retired librarian and concert pianist, Barbara Grant, gave a sharply-worded speech on Burnaby Mountain, criticizing the National Energy Board and Kinder Morgan before stepping across...
Why engaging in civil disobedience (again) was my obligation as a scientist, par

Protesting on Burnaby Mountain was my obligation as a scientist, parent and Canadian citizen

As a parent, ecologist, and human being…I can no longer tolerate inaction on climate change by the federal government.
Della Glendenning being arrested on Burnaby Mountain for Kinder Morgan protest

74-year-old Kinder Morgan critic arrested on Burnaby Mountain

"I'm here because our federal government has stripped away environmental protection for fish and lakes and some of those lakes have been designated as tailings ponds," said Della Glendenning.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois gives prize money to help fight Energy East

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois helps raise $170,000 to fight Energy East

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois -- the former student leader of a massive "red square" student movement in Québec -- has just raised over $170,000 to support the opposition against TransCanada's controversial...