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Beyond Gas alliance scores victory in B.C. fracking fight

05.26.22 | Beyond Gas, News |  Kai Nagata

Oil and gas companies lose billions in tax credits. Now part two: halting industry expansion Energy minister Bruce Ralston kept a poker face and quickened his step. Two Beyond Gas organizers followed him out of the LNG conference and down to the sidewalk, peppering him with questions about his government’s support for the fracking industry. […]

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Environmental groups protest fracking at pro-LNG conference

05.09.22 | Climate, News |  Dogwood

Climate groups project message denouncing companies and the government for promoting gas as a false climate solution UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh AND səlilwətaɬ TERRITORIES (VANCOUVER, BC) — Early this morning, climate advocates lit up Canada Place with a projected message for the British Columbia government and its corporate partners: stop promoting fracking in the province. Environmentalists […]

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Your Fortis gas bill could double – here’s what to do about it

05.05.22 | Climate, Commentary, In Depth |  Kai Nagata

The price of fossil fuels is going up. How to save money, your health and the climate. Like gasoline, natural gas is a fossil fuel that’s getting more expensive. Russia’s war in Ukraine has been a great excuse for oil and gas companies to jack up prices. That means you pay more at the pump […]

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Oil and gas oligarchs eager to profit from war

03.16.22 | Climate, Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

Death and destruction in Ukraine is their latest excuse to bleed us dry Oil companies love war. Not just because their products propel tanks and fighter jets. Missiles flying and people dying also means volatility in global oil markets, which is always a good excuse to jack up prices at the pump – and push […]

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Emergencies Act gives more power to unaccountable Canadian police

02.16.22 | Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

MPs must push for transparency around ‘national emergency,’ swift expiry Eighty years ago my dad’s parents were accused of being enemies of Canada, because their parents were born in Japan. Under the War Measures Act, 22,000 Nikkei settlers were forced from their homes, stripped of their assets and property, and interned under RCMP guard. The […]

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Salmon and Steel

01.21.22 | Climate, Commentary |  Dave Mills

B.C. salmon are at a breaking point. Will we allow two new pipelines to push them over the edge? Imagine the straw that broke the camel’s back was made of steel, filled with toxic liquid and plunged like a dirty needle into British Columbia’s heartland. That’s how the near-simultaneous attempts by Coastal GasLink to cross […]

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What if help never comes?

01.14.22 | Climate, Op-Ed |  Christina Smethurst

If governments don’t prioritize emergency response, how will community members keep each other safe? I’ve called 911 twice in the last two years. The first time was last spring, in the early days of the pandemic when I was working from home while trying to parent at the same time. My three year old son […]

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Private police, corporate prosecutors target Indigenous leaders

01.12.22 | Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Oil companies have a new strategy to put opponents in jail. B.C. is their testing ground. Corporate lawyers, backed by American billionaires, have won the right to privately prosecute Indigenous people in Northern B.C. for peacefully standing on their own land. In February 2020, after the second militarized police raid on Wet’suwet’en territory, three Gitxsan […]

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