Wednesday Jun 11, 2014 We’re in the middle of a seriously tense waiting game. Any day now, the Canadian federal government will announce its decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project. The federal government has made countless chess moves toward satisfying the concerns of British Columbians, so that we accept the risks and act as a throughput of tar sands oil to Asian and US markets.... read more »
Wednesday May 21, 2014 I’ve been hearing a lot of rumours lately about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project. With the deadline looming for the Canadian federal government’s decision, it’s not surprising that people are speculating.
But the thing about rumours, is that there can be some truth to them.... read more »
Monday Apr 14, 2014 You know those inflatable punching bags? The ones that rock back and forth with every punch? They’re meant to make you stronger, but if you get distracted or close your eyes for a second, you may just get whacked back.
To those of us who live across the northwest of British Columbia, at times it feels as though Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project is our inflatable (or should I say inflated?) punching bag.... read more »
Monday Apr 7, 2014 Process. You’ve probably used that word before in your office, or in the classroom. And yes, process can be a pain in the rear. But it helps us take the right steps, at the right time, and that makes for a better outcome, amiright?
When the stakes of a project are high, the process can’t be anything short of excellent. There’s a seriously broken process in Canada today. It’s not fair, it’s not just, and with your support we’re not letting it go unnoticed.... read more »
Friday Mar 7, 2014 Toward the end of the month, the Haisla and Gitga’at First Nations who live on British Columbia’s North Coast will prepare to gather herring roe on kelp. It’s a traditional practice that they’ve had for thousands of years. Further up the coast into Alaska, the people around Prince William Sound will once again go without any herring. They lost that way of life and the income it brought to their communities nearly 25 years ago with the Exxon Valdez oil spill.... read more »
Friday Dec 20, 2013 On Thursday, December 19 the Joint Review Panel (JRP) assessing Enbridge’s application for the Northern Gateway pipeline from the tar sands to British Columbia, Canada’s northwest coast announced that it would recommend approval for the pipeline to federal cabinet. Here is a response, addressed to JRP chair Sheila Leggett.
Dear Ms. Leggett,... read more »
Wednesday Dec 11, 2013 As a year-end decision looms from the Canadian National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel (JRP) on the massive Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline project, I’m sent back to that sinking feeling when energy company Enbridge first submitted its application in May 2011. It became real then that our wild salmon rivers and coast were now at an all-time risk. ... read more »
Friday Oct 11, 2013 It was hard work getting that big, heavy and colourful totem pole up on the morning of the ceremony. A whole bunch of guys spent a couple hours in the mud pulling on ropes at the Tsleil Waututh Nation (TWN) community centre in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Or at least that is what I heard. That morning I was busily working away on the launch of our new TarSandsSOS.org website.... read more »
Wednesday Sep 11, 2013 It’s shaping up to be another big week in the tar sands pipeline debate here in British Columbia (BC). There are two important public forums in North Vancouver taking place, and there’s lots to talk about. Just as energy giant Kinder Morgan is ramping up its PR blitz for a massive new pipeline in BC, the Texas-based multinational corporation has come under fire.... read more »
Tuesday Aug 27, 2013 If you’re in the US, you may not know this, but last year the federal government of Canada named ForestEthics an “enemy of the state” for our fierce efforts to stop the development of the tar sands – the source of some of the dirtiest oil on Earth.... read more »