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    Kinder Morgan Bait & Switch: Backdoor pipeline to Washington State refineries could save Trans Mountain Expansion

    Could a backdoor route to Washington State refineries be the real endgame for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion? Joyce Nelson reveals troubling details behind Governor Jay Inslee's opposition to the Kinder Morgan project an...


    Why I got arrested for blocking Kinder Morgan

    Vancouver writer and activist Kyle Farquharson explains his decision to get arrested for blocking Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion, asking, "How can an enterprise serve Canada’s 'national interest' while undermining the bes...



    Film explores rare primeval forest and plan to save it from logging

    Now available online, "Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux" takes audiences deep into one of the world's last stretches of untouched, ancient, temperate rainforest and discusses a plan to protect it from logging.


    New poll: Most British Columbians favour banning salmon farms

    Read this May 1 Chek story on a new poll conducted by Mainstreet Research, revealing that a majority of British Columbians – especially strong on Vancouver Island – would support banning open net pen Atlantic salmon farms. ...



    China's emissions drop, global cleantech boom are grounds for optimism on climate change

    China remains top renewable energy market, but US is catching up

    Read this May 1 EcoWatch article on China’s continued dominance of the renewable energy market – and the recent growth of the US industry. For the third time in a row, China has placed first on a top 40 ranking of re...


    Constitutional expert debunks “National Interest” argument for Kinder Morgan pipeline

    Read this April 13 Desmog Canada article on lawyer Jack Woodward’s view that the “National Interest” – often cited as a basis for forcing through the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion pipeline – doesn̵...



    First Nations show Nancy Greene Raine, Harper govt positive alternative to open net fish farms

    Washington State Senate votes to phase out Atlantic salmon farms

      Read this March 2 Seattle Time article on the Washington State Senate’s intense battle over a new bill to phase out Atlantic salmon farms following the escape of as many as 263,000 fish last summer: Atlantic salmon...


    NEB shuts down Kinder Morgan pipeline hearing website for 'maintenance'

    There is virtually zero Asian demand for Alberta bitumen, new Kinder Morgan analysis reveals

    Read this essential analysis from Mitchell Anderson in The Tyee, torpedoing the argument that Alberta needs Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion in order to capitalize on pent up Asian demand for its bitumen:...



    Seth Klein finds cracks in Site C Dam economics

    Check out this January 17, 2018 opinion piece from Seth Klein in The Georgia Straight, debunking the economic argument in favour of building Site C Dam. There is no question that the new B.C. government’s decision to proceed...


    Rafe Mair says goodbye

    As we mourn the passing of a legend and dear friend, Rafe Mair’s own word’s in 2011 at his 80th Birthday Roast serve as a fitting goodbye from a man who was ahead of his time and never stopped fighting for the people and en...