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McKibben, Suzuki, Berman and Klein to lead anti-pipeline sit in
Tzeporah Berman, Stephen Lewis, David Suzuki, Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben will be among 80 high-profile public figures sitting outside the BC parliament on October 22...
Sep 12th, 2012
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...
Jul 6th, 2012
Crowdsourced campaign for oil tankers e-book gathers momentum
The Vancouver Observer has raised over $8500 for an e-book series about about Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL and the future of Canadian oil sands development.
Jul 26th, 2012
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.
Jul 4th, 2012
Encyclopedia of Canadian pipelines: Keystone XL and Northern Gateway
Enbridge. Northern Gateway. TransCanada. Keystone XL. You've heard the names. You've seen the headlines. But what is the controversy all about? To understand the players, the issues and why they...
Nov 28th, 2011
Canada's oil sands means "game over" for planet, warns NASA scientist James Hansen
NASA climate scientist James Hanson warns that Canada's ongoing development of tar sands oil could cause irreversible climate change to the planet.
May 11th, 2012
Earth Day no deterrent to Canada’s drive for more dirty fossil fuels
What changes in Canada’s climate pollutions have occurred since the first Earth Day 42 years ago?
Apr 20th, 2012
Bill McKibben and First Nations lead, as 2,000 march in Vancouver, BC against Enbridge
Mar 26th, 2012
Canadian environmental advocates testify at U.S. Congress oil sands hearing
After U.S. congress hearings on the oil sands industry’s environmental performance, Pembina policy director Simon Dyer and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Laboucan-Massimo shared their views with VO.
Mar 20th, 2012
Keystone XL oil pipeline: TransCanada to go ahead with part of construction
Keystone XL update: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the company’s plan to start construction for part of the pipeline, despite the fact that the rest of the route has yet to be approved.
Feb 27th, 2012