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Conflict escalates as LNG pushes Unist'ot'en for land access
'We're blocking pipelines; we're not blocking everyone,' says Unist’ot’en Camp spokesperson Freda Huson.
Jul 27th, 2015
Mixed reviews for LNG Canada project following environmental green light
Some stakeholders say 'yes,' but environmental groups say 'no.'
Jun 24th, 2015
"Kitimat" brings drama of Enbridge Northern Gateway plebiscite to life on stage
“Kitimat”, a play written by B.C. playwright Elaine Avila, takes the story of a northern B.C. town over 2,000 kilometres to Pomona College, an intellectual hub near Los Angeles. It’s a story...
Apr 7th, 2015
2015 to shape new liquefied natural gas industry, according to BC government
"We have enough natural gas to help fuel our world for the next 150 years," says Coleman.
Jan 8th, 2015
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.
Nov 18th, 2014
British Columbia set to export mega amounts of carbon dioxide. Is that a plan?
On BC's current trajectory, its climate legacy to the world will not be as a leader in a new, low-carbon society, but as one of the most entrenched exporters of globally destructive fossil-fuels.
Mar 20th, 2013
David Black and 'Kitimat Clean': funding secured for massive BC oil refinery
Kitimat oil refinery finds its funding. How clean can Kitimat Clean hope to be?
Mar 6th, 2013
LNG coming to BC, big and fast. Are you ready?
The LNG industry is bearing down on the province like high speed train and, according to Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver, this is what the citizens of B.C. want, except for those few...
Feb 28th, 2013
Premier Clark at LNG conference: BC will not be undersold
Premier Clark’s sense of urgency at the BC Province's LNG conference was similar to that of climate stability advocates – except that hers is for rapid deployment of the LNG industry. This is a...
Feb 25th, 2013
Oilsands pipeline risks explained in "BC's Huge Gamble" film
"BC's Huge Gamble" sheds light on just what British Columbians will sacrifice if the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline is approved.
Feb 17th, 2012