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The Massey Bridge: A boondoggle bought by big money?

08.02.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Defend Our Farmland |  Arie Ross

Why did the BC Liberals prioritize a project that could harm local communities, the Fraser River and farmland? On the 601 bus to my hometown of Tsawwassen, I watch as bulldozers uproot the evergreens adjacent to the farmland along Highway 99, making way for a costly ten lane bridge built in the interests of industry. […]

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Premier Clark flip flops on U.S. coal exports, hours before election debate

04.26.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Arie Ross

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Will B.C. communities finally be free of toxic thermal coal trains? BURNABY — After years of pressure from health professionals, climate experts, municipal governments and citizen groups including Dogwood BC, Premier Christy Clark has suddenly moved to ban American thermal coal exports through Lower Mainland ports. “With an election in just two […]

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Public opposes Clark’s $3.5 Billion bridge

04.24.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Guest Writer

Susan Jones is a researcher uncovering the truth about the Massey tunnel replacement project While the public has shown support for a new crossing over the south arm of the Fraser River, there is no “overwhelming support” for the planned $3.5 billion planned bridge as claimed by B.C.’s Minister of Transportation, Todd Stone. Rather, the […]

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Death by Dredging: Thermal coal and the Fraser River

04.19.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Guest Writer

Jim Wright is past president of the Garden City Conservation Society, Richmond Fraser Voices, a society that advocates for the Fraser River Estuary, has released a slideshow exposé, “Let the Fraser Live!” It shows that the industrialization of the Fraser threatens “the world’s greatest salmon river” and “the endangered Southern Resident Orcas,” along with the […]

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Why does dirty U.S. coal get a free ride through B.C.?

04.06.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed, Organizing |  Arie Ross

Americans reject terminals, so Montana’s coal heads to Asia through the Lower Mainland. Posted previously in the Tyee. If you’ve ever been to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen, you’ve seen them. The big, black piles of coal framed against the mountains as you drive down the causeway. But not all coal is created equal. One […]

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BC taxpayers to pay billions for Christy Clark’s bridge

03.24.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

The Massey Bridge Replacement means increased costs for taxpayers and commuters. It would also open up the Fraser River to Panamax tankers, enabling a massive expansion of fossil fuel exports Excerpts published with permission from Daniel Wood. See the full article in The Tyee. If today’s B.C. government has its way, work will start late this year on […]

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That ship has sailed: federal review of Massey Bridge denied

02.21.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Arie Ross

Federal intervention on Massey Bridge replacement called for by local electeds denied once again, disappoints locals Maybe this is blatantly obvious given the federal approval of Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, but so much for “only communities grant permission”, Prime Minister Trudeau. Regional governments asked the federal government to conduct an Environmental Assessment […]

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