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Valuing our Coastal Values

10.29.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

reprinted from Lands and People, Autumn 2007 Close your eyes and think of your special place on BC’s coast. What do you value about that place? What’s your dream for its future? Here we go again, another oil spill on the coast. This time it’s diesel in a whale sanctuary; last month it was a […]

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WFP TFL scheme: Born in Scandal

10.24.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Another betrayal of the public trust?       Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of     power, corrupt power.                 -George Bernard Shaw There is no better example of the power of money and influence than the scandals associated with the creation and deletion of Tree Farm Licences […]

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Shell plans full steam ahead in Sacred Headwaters

10.09.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Shell’s plans to renew drilling for Coalbed methane in the Sacred Headwaters of the Stikine, Skeena and Nass watersheds, this winter if possible. To expedite this Shell plans to go ahead with its now adjourned injunction application sometime in the next few months. In other words Shell will continue to seek authorization for the BC […]

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Oil executives are right (kind of…)

09.25.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

National energy strategy needed I seldom agree with the policy suggestions of corporate CEOs, particularly oil and gas executives. Their proposalsare usually a self-serving brew of tax cuts, subsidies and deregulation expertly wrapped by high-paid spin doctors in the maple leaf to fool Canadians into supporting initiatives that are contrary to the broader public interest. […]

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Shell Campaign Escalates

09.24.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Royal Dutch Shell is in for a run for its money in BC’s Sacred Headwaters. The struggle to “Get the (S)hell out of the Sacred Headwaters” should inspire people everywhere who care about justice, equity and sustainability. Tahltan elders like Jenny Quock, Mabel Dennis and Lillian Moyer remind us of how to be courageous, while […]

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Cavalry Intercepts Roxgold

08.15.07 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

Clashes between First Nations and resource companies are erupting in northern BC. The Sacred Headwaters conflict between Royal Dutch Shell and the Tahltan is on the verge of igniting; meanwhile, in an adjacent valley a blockade has already occurred. In a reversal of the stereotype, well-known Gitxsan activist Yvonne Lattie led a cavalry of horses […]

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Shell standoff brewing in northern BC

08.14.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Two years after Shell was forced to shut down their coalbed methane drilling operations in the Sacred Headwaters (Klappan), it looks like another face-off is brewing. Royal Dutch Shell is signaling it may move bulldozers into the region as early as August 20th. Photo: Tahltan people evict Shell in 2005 In 2005, the Tahltan stood […]

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Avoiding Accidents

08.03.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

Driving along the Barnet highway as a Branch of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline ruptured must have provided for a spectacular site. A geyser of oil emerging from a suburban roadside and coating everything in black. Gardens, lawns , houses, back yard swings sets, everything, coated black. The drivers, among the first to be affected […]

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