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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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Kinder Morgan already off-track for fall construction

09.05.17 | Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scheduled piping in Abbotsford, B.C. did not begin today STO:LO TERRITORY — It’s back-to-school day around the province, including at Sandy Hill Elementary in Abbotsford. Meanwhile, just blocks away from the quiet Fraser Valley neighbourhood school, construction on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project did not begin. “Direct piping” was scheduled to […]

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Calling Kinder Morgan’s bluff

08.31.17 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

The Texas pipeline giant still doesn’t have authorization for their pipeline and tanker project — from any level of government As Labour Day rolls around, young people across B.C. prepare for back-to-school season. But for students at Simon Fraser University, their journeys up Burnaby Mountain will be darkened by a new threat this September: Kinder […]

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The Top Ten Kinder Morgan Myths — BUSTED!

07.31.17 | No Tankers, Podcast |  Sophie Harrison

Expert analysts break down the oil lobby’s most persistent misinformation campaigns For a special episode of the Dogwood Podcast, Sophie Harrison tackles ten myths about Kinder Morgan’s expansion proposal, with the help of expert guests. We chatted with Robyn Allan (economist and former ICBC CEO), Marc Lee (senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy […]

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Can John Horgan’s new B.C. government really stop Kinder Morgan?

07.13.17 | No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Answer: yes. It’s a time to be hopeful — but not to let up the pressure. The incoming BC NDP government will be appointing their cabinet next week and can finally get to work on the ambitious promises they made in their historic agreement with the BC Greens. Of particular interest, and much debate, is […]

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