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Environmental groups protest fracking at pro-LNG conference

05.09.22 | Climate, News |  Dogwood

Climate groups project message denouncing companies and the government for promoting gas as a false climate solution UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh AND səlilwətaɬ TERRITORIES (VANCOUVER, BC) — Early this morning, climate advocates lit up Canada Place with a projected message for the British Columbia government and its corporate partners: stop promoting fracking in the province. Environmentalists […]

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Your Fortis gas bill could double – here’s what to do about it

05.05.22 | Climate, Commentary, In Depth |  Kai Nagata

The price of fossil fuels is going up. How to save money, your health and the climate. Like gasoline, natural gas is a fossil fuel that’s getting more expensive. Russia’s war in Ukraine has been a great excuse for oil and gas companies to jack up prices. That means you pay more at the pump […]

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Oil and gas oligarchs eager to profit from war

03.16.22 | Climate, Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

Death and destruction in Ukraine is their latest excuse to bleed us dry Oil companies love war. Not just because their products propel tanks and fighter jets. Missiles flying and people dying also means volatility in global oil markets, which is always a good excuse to jack up prices at the pump – and push […]

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Salmon and Steel

01.21.22 | Climate, Commentary |  Dave Mills

B.C. salmon are at a breaking point. Will we allow two new pipelines to push them over the edge? Imagine the straw that broke the camel’s back was made of steel, filled with toxic liquid and plunged like a dirty needle into British Columbia’s heartland. That’s how the near-simultaneous attempts by Coastal GasLink to cross […]

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What if help never comes?

01.14.22 | Climate, Op-Ed |  Christina Smethurst

If governments don’t prioritize emergency response, how will community members keep each other safe? I’ve called 911 twice in the last two years. The first time was last spring, in the early days of the pandemic when I was working from home while trying to parent at the same time. My three year old son […]

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What if we future-proofed B.C. instead of building more pipelines?

12.17.21 | Climate, News, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Trans Mountain is under water. Its federal dollars and skilled workforce should be redeployed to build back better after the floods. “It’s going to take a bundle of money.” With that understatement, Premier Horgan announced a new joint federal-provincial committee in the immediate aftermath of November’s catastrophic B.C. floods. The committee is supposed to help […]

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How we could stop fracking

11.23.21 | Climate, In Depth |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Everything you need to know about B.C.’s natural gas royalty review B.C. is suffering its worst natural disaster in history. Catastrophic flooding has claimed lives, left thousands stranded and homeless, snapped highways in two, destroyed farmland, and caused as-yet-uncounted trauma, loss and damage. In this moment of climate disaster, the RCMP diverted public safety resources […]

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A failure of leadership

11.17.21 | Climate, News |  Kai Nagata

Faced with compounding disasters, provincial politicians are stuck in reaction mode. Who will safeguard our communities? As people lay trapped in their cars under tree trunks and mud, B.C. public safety minister Mike Farnworth had something else on his mind: building a pipeline. The Coastal GasLink project offers “jobs and economic opportunities for thousands of […]

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