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British Columbia: an Energy Super Chump?

03.01.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Eric Swanson

A South Korean firm has recently announced over $1 billion of drilling and development money to help Encana pull natural gas from British Columbia’s northeast. This area of the province, east of the Rocky Mountains in BC’s portion of the Western Canadian sedimentary basin, has been subject to record lease sales in the past 2 […]

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Closing Ranks – Full Version

02.13.10 | General |  Eric Swanson

  Community opposition to Enbridge Inc’s proposed ‘Northern Gateway’ tar sands pipeline and tanker project through British Columbia is growing. In the summer of 2009, over 200 people from communities along the pipeline and tanker route gathered in Kyah Wiget (Moricetown), BC to discuss the impacts of the proposed mega-project. The gathering concluded with a […]

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Northern Gateway Kept Alive as a Threat

02.08.10 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Project is a waste of public time and money After six years of trying, Enbridge still does not have the necessary economic commitments it needs to build its Northern Gateway project. For other pipelines, this would mean a quick and unceremonious burial of the idea back to hard drives and dusty file cabinets; but Gateway […]

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Closing Ranks

01.12.10 | General |  Eric Swanson

  On a blissfully sunny day in BC’s northwest this past summer, the Office of the Wet’suwet’en hosted several First Nations, non-governmental organizations, and community members in a discussion about Enbridge Inc’s proposed tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC’s coast. The gathering concluded with a Mixing of the Waters ceremony, in which water […]

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What Are Your Thoughts?

01.01.10 | General |  Eric Swanson

After viewing the short version of  ‘Closing Ranks’, also viewable here, or the extended version, viewable here, what are your thoughts? Two issues I’m particularly interested in are: (1) The role that Enbridge Inc has played, and will likely continue to play in supporting a review process for its Northern Gateway project that the Wet’suwet’en […]

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Enbridge Boss Mixes Up Interests

12.18.09 | General |  Eric Swanson

Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel was quoted today in a Globe and Mail Investor story: “We’re anticipating about a two-year regulatory process,” Daniel said, referring to the company’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC’s coast. “It’s going to be very thorough and it probably will be noisy andcontentious. But we’re confident of […]

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COP 15 Diaries

12.16.09 | General |  Eric Swanson

Guest Blog by Maurita Prato Maurita is a former Dogwood campaigner, who put an incredible amount of work into our ‘Save Jordan River’ campaign (Now our ‘Vancouver Island is Not For Sale/Urban Sprawl’ campaign) and is responsible for laying much of the groundwork for our recent bylaw success. She’s now studying towards her Masters in […]

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Enbridge Review Misses the Point

12.09.09 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

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