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Pipeline panel proves critics correct

08.26.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Why did Kinder Morgan panel chair publish her opinion before hearings conclude? Can you imagine a judge publishing her opinion on a criminal trial before either side has finished presenting evidence? Such an extraordinary legal error would trigger an immediate mistrial. Yet when the chair of a panel reviewing a major pipeline proposal submitted an […]

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Who’s listening? Speaking to the most powerful people in the room

08.25.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

Kinder Morgan Panel offered us an opportunity to vent but not be heard. Were our efforts in vain? I had a dream last night about the Kinder Morgan panel. I was on a large parade ground and an officer leaned into my jeep and demanded that I testify on corexit – the chemical dispersant used […]

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Not the leadership I voted for

08.19.16 | Actions, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Mary Leighton

At Kinder Morgan meeting, one Liberal voter delivers a blistering rebuke of absent MPs Note: The Trudeau government is preparing to make a yes or no decision on the Kinder Morgan oil tanker project in December. After being elected on a promise to restart the project review, the Liberals reversed their position and went ahead […]

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Don’t tell us how you’re different – show us

08.16.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dave Mills

Botched oil tanker consultations have British Columbians worried. Less than a month after the last election, Natural Resources minister Jim Carr was given fresh marching orders. Carr’s mandate letter from Prime Minister Trudeau begins like this: “We have promised Canadians a government that will bring real change – in both what we do and how […]

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Letter shows Trudeau ready to break promise on Kinder Morgan

08.11.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Oil tanker approval would betray written commitment by Liberals. Sitting in a Burnaby hotel ballroom this week across from three sheepish federal pipeline panelists, I couldn’t help but remember a conversation I had with Justin Trudeau one year ago. “All I want to know,” I asked at a campaign stop, “is does your NEB overhaul […]

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What really matters

07.29.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

Farms and fish, kids and climate change: Surrey and Langley residents came together to show the Trans Mountain Ministerial Panel what’s really at stake. I remember when I first found out about Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. I was working in Surrey and someone mentioned its proposed path ran through Surrey Bend Regional Park. When I traced […]

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Neither Law nor Order

07.21.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

In Kamloops, dedicated residents raised concerns about Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal. These are their stories. The B.C. portion of the Minister’s Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion panel tour kicked off this week. First stop: Kamloops, where a small but vocal group of First Nations, local government representatives and residents gathered to share their concerns about the […]

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She was called out for conflict of interest. Her response is bizarre.

07.19.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Review panel member says her past with Kinder Morgan is no big deal. Imagine in the middle of a murder trial, it turned out one of the jurors was friends with the accused. The judge would have to call a mistrial and start over. Well, Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan is in the same situation. […]

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