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Canada's spy watchdogs should not be acting as lobbyists
Many are expressing outrage now that the public has become aware that Chuck Strahl is acting as a lobbyist for Enbridge, the company hoping to build a controversial oil pipeline...
Jan 17th, 2014
In light of Northern Gateway pipeline recommendation, Unist'ot'en blockade camp ups the ante
First Nations blockade camp standing in the path of Northern Gateway gets an influx of volunteer applications
Jan 6th, 2014
Lawsuits and massive civil disobedience to come, Enbridge pipeline opponents warn
Environmental groups say choices now include legal avenues, political campaigns and direct action.
Dec 20th, 2013
Yinka Dene Alliance leader looks to legal challenge to block proposed Enbridge pipeline
Dec 19th, 2013
Emotion mounts over feds' scramble for pipeline support in BC
Will 'Super Natural' BC be super unnatural BC after the feds get through with it? Some wonder...
Linda Solomon Wood
Sep 13th, 2013
BC rejects Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal in final written submission
The BC government's final written submission stated that it cannot support the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal as presented beause Northern Gateway has been "unable to address British...
May 31st, 2013
Oil spill experts tell review panel Enbridge proposal is too risky
Oil spill experts tell National Energy Board panel that Enbridge's oil tanker and pipeline proposal is too risky.
Jan 13th, 2013
Tense final day of Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel hearings in Victoria
The final day of the Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearings in Victoria was short but tense, with presenters reduced to both anger and tears, and an apparent last-minute rule change. Lori Waters, the...
Jan 11th, 2013
Enbridge oil pipeline and tanker proposal would threaten 'Super, Natural' BC tourism industry, panel told
Enbridge review panel told a single oil spill could devastate B.C.'s $14 billion a year tourism industry.
Jan 6th, 2013
New e-book on Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal shines light on pipeline controversy
First Nations promising to stand in front of the bulldozers to stop pipelines. Leaked government documents showing the unprecedented weakening of environmental laws in order to speed...
Dec 5th, 2012