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Lobbyist-consultant flap flusters Liberals

10.08.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

On Sept. 4 of last year, consultant Marcia Smith registered with the B.C. government’s new lobbyist registry as representative for an energy industry group. She disclosed that she would be lobbying the energy ministry, among other government agencies, and Energy Minister Richard Neufeld, among other Liberals. Five days later, Sept. 9, 2002, that same Ms. […]

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Enbridge ponders feasibility of BC oil pipeline

10.08.03 | No Tankers | 

For a year now, Enbridge has been floating the idea of a new oil pipeline – the “Gateway Pipeline” to run from the Alberta oilsands to Prince Rupert or Kitimat. Trouble is – no customers. But, we can expect news items like this until some customers show up, or the idea simply wears out. The […]

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UBCM calls for coalbed methane halt in BC

09.29.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

Delegates to the 2003 Convention of the Union of BC Municipalities are calling on the BC Government to halt coalbed methane exploration and development activities across the province until appropriate policies are in place that will ensure protection of local lands and water, and to ensure that adequate consultation with First Nations, landowners and communities […]

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First Nation evicts Interfor from Clayoquot

07.28.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations gave notice that they have evicted Interfor from their traditional territory in Clayoquot Sound. Interfor’s refusal to adopt sustainable practices, foster local jobs, and meaningfully involve local First Nations and community members in their forestry plans prompted this eviction notice. It comes on the 10th anniversary of protests that made Clayoquot […]

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Duke Point plant hearing wraps up

07.28.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) completed their review of BC Hydro’s Vancouver Island Generation Project (VIGP) at Duke Point. In the final hours of oral hearing, the BCUC Commissioners themselves put forward a “scenario” for discussion. Notably, the scenario was a set of conditions under which VIGP is NOT built. Could the Commissioners be setting […]

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Giant eviction notice delivered to Ministry of Forests

04.13.03 | Retired Campaigns | 

Following the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations’ recent eviction of Interfor from their territory in Clayoquot Sound, Western Canada Wilderness Committee led a rally at the B.C. Legislature demanding that the Ministry evict Interfor, on August 13, 2003. The event is part of a groundswell of opposition to Interfor’s unsustainable logging practices and rejection of community input on its operations.

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