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    Pipelines and Supertankers

    Rafe Mair’s Modest Proposal: Scrap environmental assessments

    Environmental assessments in Stephen Harper's Canada make a mockery of democracy while wasting millions of your tax dollars...so why not just scrap them, asks Rafe Mair.


    Suzuki: Canada seeing real change with energy, politics and First Nations

    From the NDP's win in Alberta to BC buying back coal licences and even Charles Koch acknowledging global warming, there is reason for hope that real change is coming, says David Suzuki.



    Harper, BC Tory MPs have oil on their hands from English Bay spill

    Harper, BC Tory MPs have oil on their hands from English Bay spill

    Despite protesting its innocence, the Harper government has oil on its hands from the recent English Bay spill, thanks to funding cuts and a cavalier attitude about tanker safety, says Rafe Mair.


    Botched English Bay oil spill confirms BC 'woefully unprepared' for more pipelines, tankers- Open letter

    Botched English Bay oil spill confirms BC ‘woefully unprepared’ for more pipelines, tankers: Open letter

    The botched English Bay oil spill is a vivid reminder that BC is indeed "woefully unprepared" for additional pipelines and tanker traffic, says Ben West.



    Republicans fail to get 60 Senate votes for Keystone XL bill

    Senate Republicans failed today to get the 60 votes they were seeking to move the Keystone XL pipeline forward through Congress.


    Canada, Quebec's political leaders blind to clean tech revolution

    Canada, Quebec’s political leaders blind to green jobs revolution

    While China, the US and EU are reaping huge job benefits from the green economy, Canada and provinces like Quebec are stuck in pipe dreams of the past, argues innovation expert Will Dubitsky.



    LNG shocker- Squamish council rejects LNG pipeline builder's drilling permit

    LNG shocker: Squamish rejects pipeline builder’s drilling permit

    In a surprising show of municipal power, Squamish council rejected Fortis BC's controversial permit application for test drilling in a Wildlife Management Area, connected to the Woodfibre LNG proposal.


    2015- Year of reckoning for Canada's fossil fuel economy

    2015: Year of reckoning for Canada’s fossil fuel economy

    $50 oil and plunging LNG prices are a wake-up call for Canada's fossil fuel-focused economy. In 2015, economics are likely to have a bigger impact than pipeline protests on the country's energy policy.



    West, Weyler team up to battle Kinder Morgan

    West, Weyler team up to battle Kinder Morgan

    Rafe Mair on leading environmental campaigner Ben West's move to head up Tanker Free BC, working with Rex Weyler to battle the Kinder Morgan pipeline.


    Harper govt backing away from pipeline support?

    Surprising recent comments from Industry Minister James Moore appear to distance the Harper government from the embattled pipeline industry.