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Record Vancouver gasoline price sparks interest in electric cars
Vancouver gasoline prices tied an all-time record $1.51 per Litre, prompting many to kick the tires on electric cars
Apr 25th, 2014
Yinka Dene pipeline communities ban Northern Gateway
The list of Aboriginal communities and municipalities opposed to Northern Gateway grew, with the addition of Yinka Dene Alliance for First Nations, from north central B.C.
Apr 12th, 2014
'Expect dead whales' from Northern Gateway oil tankers, warn Kitimat locals (VIDEO)
Kitimat dad Marc Young worries how a massive increase in oil super tankers will literally strike and kill the Douglas Channel's now thriving whale population.
Apr 11th, 2014
Kinder Morgan hearing denies or downgrades nearly half of applicants
Nearly a thousand people and organizations that applied to speak out at the upcoming federal review of the proposed Kinder Morgan oil sands pipeline expansion project will literally not have their...
Apr 3rd, 2014
Dances with Wolves actor joins "Wall of Women" opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion
Kinder Morgan now has to get past a "Wall of Women" in addition to other obstacles to realize its pipeline expansion plans.
Linda Solomon Wood
Mar 22nd, 2014
Alberta doctor tells U.S.: Canada is ‘lying’ about tar sands’ health effects
An Alberta doctor tells U.S. Senators that the oil sands pollution is behind a huge spike in cancer rates -- that is 400 times the normal rate in one community.
Feb 26th, 2014
Tar Sands Reporting Project: Rewarding our Kickstarter backers
We've never been so happy to see such a long list of names.
Feb 20th, 2014
Rex Murphy's pro-oil sands speech prompts CBC to review journalistic rules
Famous Newfoundlander under pressure to reveal if he receives oilsands speaking fees, and to reveal this each time he goes on air regarding the oil sands.
Feb 18th, 2014
Political support growing to refine Alberta's oil, not export it
NDP, Greens and a national union all backing increased refineries for Alberta's bitumen
Feb 11th, 2014
Presentation suggests intimate relationship between Postmedia and oil industry
"Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Postmedia 2013 Energy Channel Sponsorship": this was the title of a Prezi presentation. The presentation came to light on twitter today, on the same...
Feb 4th, 2014