The wake-up call we needed

“There’s been an oil spill in English Bay.” I woke up last Thursday morning to the words so many of us hoped we would never hear. My mind instantly ran to images of crews scrubbing rocks after the Exxon Valdez as I feared the worst. Then came temporary relief:  the spill had been dubbed ‘minor’, … Continue reading

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Local election results: a win for the coast, climate and communities

Election night 2014 was a great moment for all those in BC who want to stop pipeline and tanker projects that threaten our coast and our climate.   From big city mayors to small town councillors, communities up and down the coast elected local leaders who promised to work in office to stop the Enbridge … Continue reading

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Why you should come to the Peace Arch this Saturday

This weekend, the largest climate march in history will take place in New York ahead of the UN Climate Summit, and millions of people around the world will take to the streets to call for real, fair and urgent action to tackle the climate crisis. Here in our corner of the world, the Salish Sea … Continue reading

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Kinder Morgan hearings delay: a win for pipeline opponents

This week the National Energy Board (NEB) announced that it was ‘stopping the clock’ on its review of Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline expansion, which will delay the NEB’s final recommendation – and the ultimate federal Cabinet decision – until 2016. Tanker under Second Narrows BridgePhoto: Sarama (www.livingsalishsea.ca) The delay is due to the fact that … 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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Who will have a voice in the Kinder Morgan hearings?

Yesterday the National Energy Board (NEB) denied nearly half of those who applied to take part in the upcoming review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion their preferred method of participation.   Of the 2,118 applications received, 452 were ‘downgraded’ by the NEB from intervenor to commenter status, and 468 were denied participation altogether. … Continue reading

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LNG: coming soon to the Georgia Strait?

With the rush to develop BC’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, new projects seem to get announced every week. They have been mainly confined to the north coast – until now. Photo: www.globalsecurity.org Alongside the Discovery LNG project in early stages of development in Campbell River, and rumours of a potential export facility in Port … Continue reading

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The clock is ticking – apply to take part in the Kinder Morgan hearings today

This past Wednesday, the National Energy Board (NEB) quietly announced that it is taking applications for public participation in its review of Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The window for individuals, business and groups to apply is quite short, with applications being accepted between January 15 and noon (PST) February 12. … Continue reading

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Coming soon: your chance to take part in the Kinder Morgan hearings

Next week, the National Energy Board (NEB) will start taking applications for public participation in its review of Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline. When the NEB publishes the application form (we expect on January 15th), you’ll have a short window of time (likely 30 days) to get you application in to … Continue reading

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We’ve got work to do, Salish Sea Savers!

Year-end reviews are supposed to be positive and upbeat, as everyone heads into the holidays wanting to think of nothing more than festive parties, mulled wine and relaxing time off with family and friends. But it’s hard to relax and stay positive when it feels like we are swimming against a tidal wave of fossil … Continue reading

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