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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...


    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...



    On Energy & First Nations, politicians want to have their cake and eat it too

    Building pipelines is necessary for fighting climate change. We can respect First Nations while violating their rights...at least according to Canada's political leaders, who want to have their cake and eat it too.


    Horgan’s right on Kinder Morgan, even if he got Site C wrong

    John Horgan may have got Site C Dam wrong, but he deserves kudos for standing up for British Columbians and our environment against the threats posed by Kinder Morgan, says Damien Gillis.



    Rafe: Christy’s oily legacy is the stain that can’t be cleaned, as climate plan revelation reminds us

    The back room deals with the oil lobby, the plundering of BC Hydro and ICBC, the fiscal recklessness and corporate handouts - Christy Clark's legacy will stick with BC for years to come, says Rafe Mair.


    Forget Paris: Justin takes LNG, Kinder Morgan over climate, democracy

    Justin Trudeau chastised Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris agreement but his own support for LNG and the Kinder Morgan pipeline show he doesn't care about the climate or democracy, says Rafe Mair.



    Rafe: Christy, Libs let off hook for ruining Hydro, ICBC, failing on LNG

    Certain mainstream BC journalists have let Christy Clark and the BC Liberals off the hook for ruining BC Hydro and ICBC and utterly failing on LNG, says Rafe Mair.


    Rafe to Horgan: Get Serious about Kinder Morgan, Woodfibre LNG

    Rafe Mair has a message for Premier John Horgan: "If Kinder Morgan happens on your watch, do you think voters will forgive you because some lawsuits were threatened?...Not a very good start, Mr. Horgan, not a good start at all."



    As Big Oil tanks, why is Canada so slow to adapt?

    With 17 major projects now shelved in the high-cost Alberta tar sands, amid a persistent downturn in global oil prices, why are Canadian leaders so slow to adapt to the booming cleantech economy?


    NDP must name & shame or catch the blame – Don’t let Libs off hook for disastrous record

    The BC Liberals have left one hell of a fiscal and economic mess behind, but if the NDP isn't brutally honest in laying blame, they will surely, wrongly catch the blame themselves and lose the next election.