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Drowning in debt

12.13.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Parsing Trans Mountain’s dire financial situation for its new owners (that’s us!) Debt is a fact of life for most Canadians. If you’ve ever had to pay off credit cards, student loans or a mortgage, you know how much interest can add up — making it hard to pay off the “principal” of your loan, […]

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What the fax?!

11.06.18 | Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Don’t let them silence you. Submit your comment by fax to the NEB’s oil tanker review. Look. This thing is clearly rigged. And they are trying to suppress public participation. So let’s flood ’em with letters. Again. Last month, the National Energy Board announced a one-week comment period on the scope of their new review. […]

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Lies and losses

09.11.18 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Trudeau’s broken promises loom large in federal court decision Last month’s Federal Court of Appeal ruling dealt a crushing blow to the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion. The decision was a huge victory for the First Nations — in particular, the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Sto:lo (Aitchelitz, Skowkale Shxwa:y Village, Soowahlie, Squiala, Tzeachten, Yakweakwioose, Skwah, Kwaw-Kwaw-Aplit […]

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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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