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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Defend our climate, defend our communities

This fall, Karen Jørgensen has joined the GSA team as a volunteer and we’re so happy to have her on board. From time to time, she’ll be sharing her experiences of her work with us and our coast as a guest blogger.********On Saturday November 16th, I took part in a massive rally at Science World in … 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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Helping North Vancouver make up its mind about Kinder Morgan

As federal Ministers prepare to head west to beat the drum for tar sands pipelines, one local government took a more balanced approach. Last week, the District of North Vancouver held a public information session to allow local residents to hear both sides of the argument and make up their own minds about whether the … Continue reading

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Kick-starting cross-border organizing to protect the Salish Sea

I’m writing this from a ferry in the middle of the Georgia Strait, on my way back to Vancouver from our cross-border town hall about fossil fuel exports in the Salish Sea. Talking at the town hall, with the tanker routeand the San Juan Island meeting in the backgroundPhoto by Megan Spencer A few hours … Continue reading

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New Outreach Activity: Bitumen and Water Don’t Mix

M&M just finished another great weekend, with beautiful sunshine to keep us company! On Saturday we went to Victoria to celebrate Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Paddlefest, an amazing event where beginner to expert paddlers were showing off their moves in the calm waters of Willows Beach. Then we finished off the weekend with a relaxing trip … Continue reading

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Save the Salish Sea!

I am very excited to announce the launch of Save the Salish Sea, our new campaign in collaboration with the Wilderness Committee to protect our unique corner of the ocean from the threat of fossil fuel expansion. The Salish Sea is one of the world’s most spectacularly beautiful and ecologically rich bodies of water, stretching … Continue reading

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Talking transition with tanker owners

As a campaigner who spends most of my time speaking out about the risks of shipping tar sands oil through the Georgia Strait, I found myself in a somewhat unusual position last week: standing in front of a roomful of tanker owners and port managers, talking about a future beyond oil. Photo: Green Marine / … Continue reading

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