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BC seeks intervenor status in NEB review of pipeline expansion project

The government of British Columbia has filed an application to be an intervenor in the National Energy Board's review of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion project. "As an intervenor...

BC still not sold on Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal: poll

A new poll by Justason Market Intelligence shows that nearly two-thirds of British Columbians (64 per cent) oppose Enbridge’s proposal to transport crude oil through B.C.'s northern inside coastal...

Presentation suggests intimate relationship between Postmedia and oil industry

"Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Postmedia 2013 Energy Channel Sponsorship": this was the title of a Prezi presentation. The presentation came to light on twitter today, on the same...

Speaking tour of Mi’kmaq activists appeals for solidarity with New Brunswick anti-fracking struggle

Suzanne Patles and Coady Stevens in Vancouver Jan 24, 2014.

Keystone XL State Department report ignites protests in 289 American cities

"Just because they can't sell this in their own country doesn't mean we should let them put this pipeline across ours," San Francisco organizer Becky Bond, of CREDO Mobile, said.

Climate cover up, collusion and conflict of interest alleged in Keystone XL report release

Keystone XL State Department report controversy: "The best environmental report that money could buy."

Cleantech firms not getting same respect as oil companies: Vancouver Mayor

Vancouver needs more "clean tech" champions to help clean the air and drive the economy.

New Survey Finds Canadian Financial Giants Not Adequately Addressing Climate Change Risks

Is your pension fund or insurance company a leader or laggard when it comes to avoiding risky bets on the future impacts of climate change? A new survey finds that major Canadian institutional...

Carbon capture and storage is King Coal's pipe-dream

A new study released today at the UN climate conference underway in Warsaw, Poland finds that new coal plants cannot be built if we are to keep global warming below the 2° Celsius threshold. That is...