Posts by Sophie Harrison

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“Fundamentally wrong to put people at this sort of risk”

07.24.18 | No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Westridge resident shares her experience with the Trans Mountain 2007 oil spill On July 24, 2007, Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline ruptured, spilling more than 200,000 litres of heavy crude in the Westridge neighbourhood of Burnaby, B.C. SFU business professor Karen Ruckman’s family home was just down the street. She shares their experience with the […]

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Five things you should know about Morneau’s Trans Mountain buyout

05.31.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Now that you, as a Canadian taxpayer, are a pipeline owner… For months, Texas-based pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has been hinting their pipeline and oil tanker proposal on the B.C. coast was not worth the risk. Many of the risks disclosed to investors — from the opposition of a new B.C. government to construction efforts […]

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One small problem with Jason Kenney’s “Russian bots” theory

03.22.18 | No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Guess who’s lining the pockets of Russian oligarchs? Kinder Morgan Jason Kenney has no evidence, he’s just asking questions: Is the Kremlin pulling the strings of Canadian opponents to Kinder Morgan’s new pipeline? Could these so-called environmentalists, in fact, be fictitious St. Petersburg bots? Nyet. But British Columbians did have some wholesome social media fun […]

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“Kinder Morgan puts my job at risk”

03.01.18 | No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

British Columbians speak out to defend their jobs against Big Oil’s tanker expansion Up and down the West Coast, people make a living and feed their families in sustainable fisheries and tourism industries. These jobs could be wiped out in the event of a single oil tanker accident in the Salish Sea. That’s what Premier […]

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Podcast for January 2018: Oil tanker spill hits close to home

01.31.18 | No Tankers, Podcast |  Sophie Harrison

Why nobody is talking about the oil spill off the coast of China – or connecting the dots to tanker traffic on the West Coast In this first Dogwood podcast episode of 2018, your host Sophie Harrison tackles the biggest but least covered stories of the month: the largest oil tanker spill in a quarter […]

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An attack on local decision-making

12.08.17 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Trudeau government teams up with Texas pipeline company to try to crush Burnaby, B.C. jurisdiction Kinder Morgan thinks it’s above the law. What’s far more disturbing is that apparently the Canadian government does too. It began this summer, when the Texas pipeline company illegally installed anti-spawning nets in B.C. riverbeds. The National Energy Board did […]

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Video: Kinder Morgan’s razor wired fortress

11.17.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Image source: Twitter, @BCSeaWolves No Tankers campaigner, Sophie Harrison, with an update on Kinder Morgan’s plans to move forward with their oil tanker expansion.  Take action to protect B.C. from Kinder Morgan now by sending a letter to Premier John Horgan demanding he hold the company accountable for their illegal salmon spawning mats.

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Kinder Morgan still blocking spawning beds after warning from NEB

10.30.17 | General, Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

For immediate release Groups call on B.C. Conservation Officers to remove plastic fencing VALEMOUNT — Large mats made of orange plastic snow fencing are still blocking key salmon spawning streams along the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline route, more than a month after the National Energy Board warned the company it was breaking the law. Kinder […]

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