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 readingRead more »
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Strengthening community preparedness for oil spills
When the Exxon Valdez accident happened twenty-six years ago this week, Alaskans learned first-hand what a massive oil spill can do to a community. What if a similar tragedy happened in BC? We’ve heard the repeated warnings from federal and provincial assessments that we don’t have the resources to respond to a major oil spill, … Continue readingRead more »
Art for social change – The Wild & Scenic Film Festival
What motivates a person to standup paddleboard 400 km along BC’s Central Coast or spend the winter on a remote arctic island with little but his surfboard? Over 120 people gathered in Victoria on November 13thto find out! Georgia Strait Alliance was proud to host these and six other inspirational stories at the Wild & … Continue readingRead more »
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 readingRead more »
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 readingRead more »
Ryan joins GSA for the summer
Hello GSA supporters, Ryan with his friend and classmate Rabbi Salih during his recent convocation ceremony. My name is Ryan Butler, and I am excited to be joining GSA’s dynamic staff this summer as the Clean Marine Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. Prior to this position, I’ve worked and volunteered with several NGOs and student organizations, … Continue readingRead more »
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 readingRead more »
Cross border conference sees hope & the challenges ahead
When I think about the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, which took place last week in Seattle, I find it ironic that a cross-border conference could make me feel so many opposing feelings. I left feeling hopeful and deeply concerned, energized and exhausted, frustrated and thrilled, ready to act and wondering how. We live in a … Continue readingRead more »
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 readingRead more »
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 readingRead more »