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    Water and Hydrocarbons

    Maude Barlow, Bill McKibben to Talk Oil and Gas Pipelines in Burnaby

    Council of Canadians Chair Maude Barlow and 350.org founder Bill McKibben will lead a discussion about oil and gas pipelines and tankers in Burnaby this Thursday evening. The event is the second stop in a seven-city tour discus...


    Anti-Fracking Candidate George Heyman Wins NDP Riding Nomination

    Read this column from Vaughn Palmer in The Vancouver Sun on former BCGEU president and current Sierra Club BC leader George Heyman’s victory in Sunday’s Vancouver-Fairview NDP riding nomination. (Oct. 22, 2012) VICT...



    Why the New ‘Golden Age of Oil’ Has Been a Bust

    Read this story from alternet.org on the various environmental and economic factors restricting the development of “extreme energy” – from fracking to shale oil and bitumen. (Oct. 4, 2012) To reach their ambit...


    Audio: Damien Gillis Discusses ‘Keepers of the Water’, Carbon Corridor on SFU Radio

    Damien Gillis discusses the resistance to the Enbridge pipeline, the recent “Keepers of the Water” conference in Fort Nelson, BC, and the increasing impacts on water, human and animal health from natural gas hydraul...



    US Geological Survey Confirms Fracking Contaminated Groundwater

    Read this story from Reuters on a new study from the US Geological Survey confirming earlier tests results that showed natural gas fracking operations contaminated groundwater in Wyoming. (Sept. 28, 2012) SALMON, Idaho, Sept 28...


    Caleb Behn, the subject of the forthcoming film

    Canada’s Carbon Corridor Part 2: From the Sacred Headwaters to Kitimat LNG

    The following is the second half of the introduction to Damien Gillis’ multi-part series, “Canada’s Carbon Corridor” – read part 1 here. In part 1 of this introduction to what my colleagues and I h...



    Caleb Behn, the subject of the film

    ‘Canada’s Carbon Corridor’ Part 1: Connecting the Dots Across Northern BC

    I recently returned from a whirlwind tour across northern BC, one of many legs of filming for a documentary and multi-media project I’ve been co-directing for the past year and a half, called Fractured Land. The people we...


    Fracking Wastewater Used in Ohio Full of Radium

    Read this story from the Columbus Dispatch on the discovery of radiation in water trucked from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania to Ohio for hydraulic fracturing operations. (Sept. 3, 2012) Millions of barrels of wastewater t...



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    BC NDP Must Come Clean on its Full Energy Policy

    The NDP are getting a free ride – at least they certainly are on the energy file. I must ask again: Why are they not condemning the proposed twinning of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline from the Alberta Tar S...


    Premier Clark should step aside

    It has been accurately observed that in politics six weeks is an eternity. By April/May of 2013, who knows what the issues of the moment might be? I’ll tell you my bet in a moment. It is this question which should spur the Li...