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Why is BC Hydro blocking a renewable revolution?

Local communities could generate affordable, clean power – and free themselves from fossil fuels. To an energy monopoly, that’s a threat. In the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, groundbreaking ...

Old-school politics won’t save us from climate chaos. Here’s what might.

January 24, 2020 | 

Odds favour a B.C. election in 2020. How can we force cooperation on the defining issue of our lives?   Here’s a prediction for 2020: British Columbians will head ...

When will climate change have its Nuremberg moment?

January 6, 2020 | 

At the core of our democracy is a simple idea: nobody is above the law. Whether it’s murderous generals facing judges in the Hague’s austere courtrooms or corrupt executives ...

Webinar: Adam Olsen on the passage of B.C.’s UNDRIP law

How might the Declaration Act affect forestry, mining, Site C or other projects on the B.C. landscape? After Bill 41 became law, we had a chance to sit down ...

Jonathan Wilkinson: the Minister of Greenwash

After working for ExxonMobil and Shell, it looks like his job now is to grow Canada’s oil sands After the 2019 federal election, Alberta premier Jason Kenney laid out ...

Federal government hiding true cost of Trans Mountain pipeline

Petition Launched Demanding Full Disclosure For Immediate Release Vancouver, December 10, 2019— A growing number of voices, including First Nations, economists and environmental organizations, are demanding the Federal government ...

The road to reforming mining in B.C.

December 6, 2019 | 

2019 brought partial victories, but the hard work lies ahead This week B.C. ministers George Heyman and Doug Donaldson announced the provincial government would end logging in the “donut ...

Throne Speech climate commitments dwarfed by spending on Trans Mountain

OTTAWA – The Liberal government plans to spend five times more on pipeline construction this year than fighting climate change, according to new calculations from B.C. nonprofit Dogwood. Thursday’s ...

Op-Ed: Declaration Act a long overdue reset

Originally published in the Times Colonist on November 22, 2019 Re: “Indigenous Peoples bill has good goals but overpromises,” editorial, Nov. 3. I confess I was gobsmacked — and ...

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