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The rise of Lee Brain and oil pipeline critics as mayors in B.C.

What the..? moment for oil companies: the new mayors aren't big fans of controversial pipelines in their regions.
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Teen urges CEO Rich Kinder to listen to Burnaby protesters in video letter

"Mr. Kinder, I am a reasonable 16-year-old girl... [but] you are not listening to the voices of people who will be directly affected by your work," says Jacqueline Lee-Tam.
Photo of Fort McMurray oil sands by Kris Krug

Fake grassroots advocacy part of TransCanada's plan to silence Energy East critics

Documents leaked to Greenpeace show TransCanada’s plans to create industry-funded grassroots campaigns, conducting “detailed background research on key opposition groups,” and enlisting “...

Harper government's extensive spying on anti-oilsands groups revealed in FOIs

Independent federal agency, National Energy Board, directly coordinated effort between CSIS, the RCMP and private oil companies.

WATCH: Native American songs break out as U.S. Senate rejects Keystone XL pipeline

A Native American song broke out in the gallery when the Senate rejected the controversial Keystone XL pipeline yesterday, according to Red Power Media. Shortly after Greg Grey Cloud ...
Fossil Fuel Divest Rally via Flicker commons

"It is wrong for UBC to continue to profit from its investments in fossil fuel companies," faculty says

"We are inspired by our students, who voted overwhelmingly in favour of divestment earlier this year," said UBC professor.

Massive crowd on Burnaby Mountain, as Kinder Morgan injunction takes effect

What started as a trickle of oil-pipeline protesters two months ago has spilled into a massive anti-Kinder-Morgan movement on Burnaby Mountain, if Monday night's crowd is any indication. More than...
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Love, not anger, motivates Burnaby Mountain protest against Kinder Morgan

Impromtu group "hum" meditation followed the announcement of Kinder Morgan's injunction against protesters.
SFU professor Lynne Quarmby reacts to Kinder Morgan injunction Burnaby Mountain

SFU scientist worries she'll lose home, over Kinder Morgan lawsuit (VIDEO)

"If there’s no freedom of speech in Canada, and we continue accelerating climate change...then what’s the value of my home?” biochemist Lynne Quarmby said.
Photo of Mayor Gregor Robertson, city council candidate Niki Sharma and councill

Harper strategists and big oil backing NPA, Mayor Gregor Robertson says

"The NPA has one of the key players from the Harper administration doing their mastermind strategy. And we don't have any doubts that there's big oil behind their campaign. Basically on the right...