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A taste of Burnaby Mountain: mud, climate change, and history in the making
Each day the protest Burnaby Mountain recreates itself. There are consistencies: deep mud, moments of confusion, courage, grace, tears in the eyes and a sense that history is being made.
Nov 27th, 2014
Final Enbridge Northern Gateway hearings begin in Terrace today
Enbridge will present its case as the final hearings for Northern Gateway begin this morning.
Jun 17th, 2013
BC government's sneaky non-rejection of Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
Don't be relieved just yet: the written submission reveals that Enbridge Northern Gateway is still Premier Christy Clark's baby.
Jun 3rd, 2013
Greenpeace Canada lambasts U.S. State Dept Keystone XL enviro impact assessment
Controversial oil sands pipeline project is the opposite of "environmentally sound", Greenpeace Canada's climate campaigner says.
Mar 1st, 2013
Petition opposing Northern Gateway pipeline clears 10,000 signatures
The Avaaz petition "No Enbridge Tankers/Pipeline in BC Great Bear Rainforest", having surpassed its original goal of 10,000 signatures, is now aiming for 20,000 names to pass against the Northern...
Sep 16th, 2012
Brave Texas landowner Betty Sue Scott stands up to Keystone XL oil pipeline surveyors: video
"I just feel like TransCanada has lied to me from day one," landowner Betty Sue Scott told the surveyor in a kind but firm tone.
Jul 25th, 2012
Pushing Enbridge pipeline through without First Nations' consent?
First Nations don't have a veto on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, but is it possible to get around their opposition?
Jun 1st, 2012
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
The Vancouver Observer to release e-book on Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
This summer, The Vancouver Observer is launching a comprehensive e-book on the oil sands and the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. The controversial pipeline – which would cut...
Apr 5th, 2012