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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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Gateway to nowhere

07.12.07 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

Following the frustrated pullout of one of its biggest customers, Enbridge Inc.’s Gateway project is facing it’s 7th major delay since the twin pipelines, slated to open up the Asia-Pacific market to Alberta’s tar sands crude, were proposed. Indications were that PetroChina, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp., was to have bought up to […]

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The World According to Lunn

06.26.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

NRCan’s Minister ‘truth’ veers farther from the facts. After months of silence Gary Lunn has finally come out and stated publicly “Canada’s New Government’s” position on the moratorium on tanker traffic through the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound. According to the Tories it never existed. Those reams of official federal government documents, […]

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Minister Lunn's denial of tanker moratorium is pure fiction

06.13.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

The following is an expanded version of a Letter to the Editor sent to the Victoria Times Colonist responding to an article on tankers. The gloves have come off. After 18 months of obfuscations and dodging phonecalls from reporters and constituents, Minster Gary Lunn, the MP from Saanich-Gulf Islands has finally stated publicly what was […]

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