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Cash Giveaway Sends Startling Message

07.09.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

  SMITHERS (July 3, 2009) SkeenaWild Conservation Trust has devised an innovative poster to attract attention to its cause. The poster is entirely covered with removable $5 bills, beneath whichhides a startling message: If salmon disappear from the Skeena, so will$100 million from the local economy. It was unveiled on Smithers’ Main Street. And much […]

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Enbridge tries to keep community out of community meetings

07.03.09 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

by Josh Paterson West Coast Environmental Law Over the past week, citizens packed the inaugural meetings of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines’ so-called “Community Advisory Board” in Kitimat, where the company’s proposed crude oil supertanker port would be built, and in nearby Terrace. Enbridge representatives, including president John Carruthers, heard a loud message that the […]

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BC-STV….what’s next?

06.15.09 | In Depth |  Guest Writer

by Jennie Milligan I used to love election day, not because I was excited about voting, but because I felt heartened to see my fellow citizens doing their civic duty.  I also liked the sense of purpose in the polling place and the seriousness with which the election workers took their duties. Election day gave me […]

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Why carbon taxes won’t work

04.28.09 | In Depth |  Will Horter

by Cliff Stainsby Second in a series on climate policy “Ban Carbon Emissions, Don’t Price them: Why Cap and Dividend is the Best Approach” identified five criteria for evaluating various plans to reduce heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions: scale, urgency, certainty, simplicity/transparency, and fairness. A response suggested that my claim that carbon taxes do not meet […]

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Fighting to protect Orcas from oil spills

04.20.09 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Killer whales in BC remain in trouble despite some recent action by thefederal government to designate their critical habitat.  That is why Dogwood Initiative and other environmentalgroups are in court to force the federal Departments of Fisheries and Oceans(DFO) to use all the tools at its disposal to protect Orcas Declining salmon stocks, physical and […]

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Ban Carbon Emissions, Don’t Price them: Why Cap and Dividend is the Best Approach

04.20.09 | In Depth |  Will Horter

by Cliff Stainsby First in a series on climate policy The current debate over carbon taxes versus “Cap and Trade” is wrongheaded on two counts; (1) it treats global warming as an economic issue, and (2) neither carbon taxes nor  “Cap and Trade” will solve the problem. There is a solution that does work and […]

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Pipedreams Community Forums

03.30.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    CFTK news coverage of the ‘Pipedreams’ community forum tour by Friends of Wild Salmon, Dogwood Initiative, Pembina Institute, and West Coast Environmental Law that provided a different perspective on Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project to packed houses in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, and Smithers, BC. Speaking […]

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Tar Sands Tankers Threaten Endangered Orcas

01.29.09 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Killer whales in BC are in trouble. The Departments of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) failure to protect critical habitat has lead Dogwood Initiative to join a lawsuit filed by Ecojustice demanding their protection. Declining salmon stocks, physical and acoustic disturbance from increased shipping, toxic contamination from industrial activities, and acoustic impacts from dredging, seismic testing […]

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