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    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.



    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?


    Rafe: Christy Clark’s LNG promises are nothing but hot air

    Leading experts debunk Christy Clark and the hot air she's been spewing about LNG.



    Rafe Mair on Bill C-24 finding out you're a second-class citizen

    Rafe to Justin: Kinder Morgan pipeline would drive a permanent wedge between BC and Canada

    "Mr. Trudeau, we love BC with all our hearts and souls and we're not about to let you take it away from us...If you force Kinder Morgan on us, you will create a rift between us and Canada that will never heal."


    Note to Justin: Pipelines don’t help transition to green economy

    Justin Trudeau should stop pretending pipelines will help us transition off fossil fuels and start investing seriously in green jobs, says retired federal energy analyst Will Dubitsky.



    Rafe: BC Liberals taking heavy fire, but NDP need to pour on the gasoline

    Rafe Mair weighs in on the early BC election situation, noting that while the Liberals are under attack from all corners, the NDP aren't yet doing what they need to in order to capitalize.


    Rafe’s New Year’s letter to Trudeau: Time for PM to get to know BC…for real

    Rafe Mair gives Justin Trudeau a lesson on BC: "The land between the Alberta Tar Sands and the Pacific Ocean is extremely important to us, not only economically but as part of the ecology that we must protect...We didn't ask fo...