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BC NDP candidates quiet as oil and gas subsidies soar

10.07.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, News |  Kai Nagata

New Democrats fought corporate welfare for fracking, pipelines. Where’s the party’s “climate caucus” when we need them? Murray Rankin is on his feet, hands outstretched, his voice rising with frustration. It’s February 2019, and the MP for Victoria is grilling the federal Liberals for giving billions of dollars to oil and gas companies in the […]

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Taxpayer-funded climate change

10.02.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, Elections |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Why the next B.C. government needs to stop giving public money to oil and gas companies We live in Super, Natural British Columbia. At one point, our government was famous around the world for its ambitious climate policy. We may no longer be able to claim the climate leader title, but we expect our government […]

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Rich corporations are hoarding money, and taking ours too

09.02.20 | Climate, No Tankers, Op-Ed |  Christina Smethurst

How many mega yachts will it take to completely topple society? I was at a small gathering recently and overheard someone talking about Jim Pattison — aka “Canada’s Warren Buffet” (apparently). The conversation was about his mega yacht, the Nova Spirit, and how rumour was Pattison has never himself spent a single night on the […]

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Pipeline supporters plan rally to “reclaim” Indigenous land

07.21.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Business owners, local politicians want Secwépemc houses removed Angry residents of Blue River, B.C. are calling for a “rally to reclaim the North Thompson Valley” on Saturday, as Secwépemc land defenders refuse to leave a piece of land where Trans Mountain plans to build a 500-worker camp. Rally organizers sent a release to media saying […]

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The world has changed. Why is Canada still in the pipeline business?

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

Trans Mountain is the wrong line in the sand Last week, three separate oil and gas pipelines were killed in the U.S., starting with the Supreme Court putting the brakes on Keystone XL to protect waterways. Investors saw the writing on the wall and pulled out of the Atlantic Coast gas pipeline. And in a […]

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Lost in Transmission

07.14.20 | Climate, Local Power, News |  Dave Mills

BC Hydro debate ignores the urgent need to replace fossil fuels Imagine you arrive home after work and plug in your car. It charges overnight while rates are lower. You fall asleep in a quiet, comfortable home. You no longer need a carbon monoxide alarm to monitor the emissions from gas furnaces, hot water tanks, […]

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B.C. pipeline construction could trigger major unrest

07.09.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Police brutality, climate inaction, denial of Indigenous rights: it’s a political tinderbox Wet’suwet’en families have dried and smoked salmon from the Wedzin Kwa, or Morice River, every summer for millennia. As the leader of Cas Yikh, the Grizzly House, Chief Woos has a responsibility to ensure food security for his extended family. That’s why he […]

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Californication: B.C. renewable energy projects get screwed

07.08.20 | Climate, Local Power |  Dave Mills

NDP plans to buy power from U.S. while shutting down Indigenous, community renewables The B.C. government is gambling on surplus solar power from California to meet the future electrical needs of a growing economy, while closing the door on solar farms and other renewable energy projects here at home. Bill 17, tabled at the end […]

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