Posts by Sophie Harrison

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Marc Eliesen: “Fixing the NEB after approving Trans Mountain’s expansion is disingenuous.”

02.14.17 | General, In Depth, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Former BC Hydro CEO and Suncor Director lays it out at NEB modernization hearings The Ministry of Natural Resources’ “NEB Modernization Panel” met a very skeptical audience at the Vancouver stop of their cross-country tour last week. Retired energy executive Marc Eliesen, who was so fed up with the industry-captured NEB that he withdrew from the […]

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Trudeau’s climate plan: made for the oil patch

01.31.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

“New pipelines to transition to clean energy” is Canada’s own form of climate denial Watching Prime Minister Trudeau celebrate President Trump’s executive order reviving the Keystone XL pipeline got me thinking: how is it that our ‘progressive’ Canadian leader is siding with the climate-denying U.S. president on major fossil fuel expansion? It’s a scary reminder […]

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Ottawa’s pipeline double standard unfair to B.C.

01.27.17 | General, Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Energy East review scrapped; Kinder Morgan plows ahead   BURNABY – The National Energy Board’s decision today to re-start the review of the Energy East pipeline once again highlights the arbitrary and political nature of energy project reviews, says British Columbia citizens’ group. “Justin Trudeau promised to overhaul the Harper NEB before […]

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Will Premier Clark uphold her five conditions?

12.19.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

By caving to Ottawa and the oil industry, B.C.’s premier would break her promise to our province After Prime Minister Trudeau approved Kinder Morgan last month, all eyes turned to Christy Clark. She responded by saying Kinder Morgan was “very, very close” to meeting her government’s conditions for oil pipeline and tanker projects through the […]

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Cynical betrayal on Kinder Morgan galvanizes B.C. voters

11.29.16 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Sophie Harrison

Trudeau’s approval of Kinder Morgan will carry heavy political consequences VANCOUVER – Organizers with Dogwood Initiative are busy preparing canvass events in thirteen ridings across the province for this Saturday as British Columbians gear up to launch a citizens’ initiative to block bitumen transport to the West Coast. As acknowledged by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould […]

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Justice Minister: Ottawa can’t force Kinder Morgan on B.C.

11.29.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Sophie Harrison

Jody Wilson-Raybould, in her own words In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, Dogwood collected survey responses from candidates in every B.C. riding. We asked for their positions on key B.C. issues, so constituents could hold them to their word if elected. Here’s what Jody Wilson-Raybould wrote in response to this question: “Who do […]

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Kinder Morgan could inflict political damage on Trudeau Liberals

11.23.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2016 Oil tanker expansion a ballot-box issue for many 2015 Liberal voters, poll finds   VANCOUVER — A new poll by Insights West shows strong opposition to increased oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s south coast, especially among voters who supported Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in the 2015 federal election. […]

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How a faltering U.S. coal industry is sneaking their climate-wrecking product through B.C.

10.21.16 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Sophie Harrison

Their latest efforts to export through our province and our latest efforts to fight back Like any kid who grew up in Vancouver, I have the aspirational mantra “Greenest City” imprinted in my brain. This illusion was shattered when I learned Metro Vancouver was also home to North America’s biggest coal port. Westshore Terminal in […]

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