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Northern BC oil spill: Coast Guard's alleged 'gone fishing' response sparks outrage
Coast Guard staff sent to assess a Northern BC oil spill were caught on video fishing from their boat—a response the Gitga'at Nation says is "disgraceful".
May 3rd, 2012
Fearing destruction of local resources by Enbridge pipeline, Northern BC community prepares hunger strike
Hunger strike participants from the Bella Bella community say they fear a potential oil spill by Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline will threaten their ocean and traditional food sources.
Mar 30th, 2012
Pipe Dreams and Nightmares: CCPA's new report deconstructs Enbridge’s unrealistic “jobs and growth” promises
CCPA report takes a hard look at Enbridge's jobs and growth numbers and reveals wild optimism.
Mar 29th, 2012
Happy 23rd anniversary, Exxon Valdez: thanks for schooling us on Enbridge!
Fifteen years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a pit in Prince William Sound shows heavy oil residue. An oil spill off the BC coast could create a larger, more toxic spill than the Exxon Valdez.
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
Cashing in on Canada’s tar sands: refineries and other industries
Who profits from refining and working with tar sands products? Part three in our series exploring who has high stakes in the oil sands.
Dec 8th, 2011
BP dragging its heels on doling out oil spill research money, scientists say
'It's like a murder scene; you have to pick up the evidence now.'
The Associated Press
Apr 24th, 2011
The gulf between us
A death down south. Denial up north. What a fisherman's despair says to us about oil.
Jul 8th, 2010
In the first crucial six hours following a potential oil spill, Burrard Inlet's survival will depend on one company
Will Burrard Clean Operations be able to handle the job?
Jul 5th, 2010
Obama cancels Asian trip and BP's CEO continues to spew
This is not the space program.
Jun 4th, 2010