Kinder Morgan panel meetings reveal overwhelming opposition

The final numbers are in, and it’s bad news for Kinder Morgan. In the depths of summer, over 1700 British Columbians came out to the federal government’s panel meetings on the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project – and over 91% of speakers were firmly opposed. Speaking passionately and eloquently, from Kamloops to Victoria, determined … Continue reading



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It’s crunch time on Kinder Morgan

Brace yourselves. After three long years, the National Energy Board will issue its recommendation on the Kinder Morgan pipeline later this week. Since the regulator has rubber stamped every oil pipeline it has ever assessed, the NEB is widely expected to recommend a ‘yes’ on Kinder Morgan, with a laundry list of conditions attached. Before … Continue reading



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Is BC’s new spill response law really world-leading?

The provincial government’s new and long-awaited oil spill preparedness bill will soon be debated in the legislature for the first time. The bill is an important step forward, promising new provisions aimed at reducing the tremendous gaps in B.C.’s ability to respond to spills. Although this is good, and much-needed in our province, the bill … Continue reading



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Pipeline review overhaul: what does it mean for Kinder Morgan?

This week the federal government announced an extension to its review of the Kinder Morgan project, which we have all been calling for since the election. The extra steps imposed will include assessing direct and upstream greenhouse gas emissions from the proposed pipeline expansion, talking to affected communities, and carrying out additional consultation with First … Continue reading



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Kinder Morgan hearings: showdown in Burnaby

After two years and thousands of pages of evidence, the final stage of the National Energy Board review of the Kinder Morgan pipeline has arrived, with oral hearings taking place in Burnaby and Calgary this month. It’s a chance for intervenors like GSA to make our case directly to the panel as to why this project should … Continue reading



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All we want for Christmas is… a fair Kinder Morgan hearing

Our new federal government has been sending some mixed signals about what it plans to do about the Kinder Morgan pipeline review. On the campaign trail, Prime Minister Trudeau promised to fix the broken pipeline review process, and redo the Kinder Morgan hearings. Now, on the one hand, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr is saying that the project won’t have … Continue reading



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It’s local election time!

On November 15th, British Columbians will go to the polls to vote for local leaders to represent their communities.   While local elections may not generate as much attention on the airwaves or around the water cooler as provincial and federal races, they are vitally important – and not only at the local level.  Newly … Continue reading



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New chapter, new resolve against unwanted pipelines

The approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline makes it clearer than ever that BC is going to have to have to stand up for itself in the face of a federal government willing to impose unwanted projects despite overwhelming opposition – and the response of First Nations and British Columbians to the news this … Continue reading



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Make your voice heard at the upcoming Kinder Morgan hearings

The National Energy Board (NEB), the federal pipeline regulator, is holding online information sessions about public participation in the upcoming review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion proposal. You can take part in the sessions online or by phone. The sessions started last week and run till the end of November; dates and instructions for … Continue reading



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Help create maps of a potential oil spill in the Salish Sea

If you’re out exploring the coast this week, you might spot a bright yellow wooden card lying on the beach. Pick it up and hang on to it; the cards are part of a new research project we’ve launched with Raincoast Conservation Foundation to map where oil might travel if there were to be a … Continue reading



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