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British Columbians have made extraordinary adjustments in their outlook in the last several decades. When I was a boy and a young man there was always another valley to log, another run of fish, more farmland around the corner, more rivers to dam or even reverse. This was considered our birthright. But though it took us a long time to realize it, we saw that we no longer had those luxuries.
Critics have condemned changes the previous Conservative government made to the board's review process.
The multibillion-dollar project would nearly triple the capacity of the existing pipeline that runs from a community near Edmonton to the Vancouver area.
Thirty-five commenters and interveners sent a letter to the board Wednesday announcing their immediate withdrawal.
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After Vancouverites woke up to a hazy-looking sky on Sunday morning due to wildfires across the province, even more smoke filled their views. According to News 1130, a fire broke out on the north side...
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"If I get arrested it'll bring even more attention to the issue," said the 77-year-old star and activist.
The report said fumes from potential spills would make over one million people sick within two hours.
The group of activists say the approval process goes against Canadians' charter rights.
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We must learn from people who have a deep connection to place and accept that the earth has limits that must be respected.
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Protesters against the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline have set up a new camp to demonstrate their opposition to the proposed expansion of the project. In November, more than 100 people were arr...
VANCOUVER - A Vancouver-area city is asking the National Energy Board to hand Kinder Morgan a bill that could be worth more than $2 million for policing and cleanup costs after pipeline work was targe...
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I recently travelled across Canada with David Suzuki Foundation staff, from St. John's to Victoria and up to Yellowknife, joined by friends and allies along the way. To resolve the serious environmental issues we face in Canada and beyond, we need people from across the country and all walks of life to join together to make protecting the people and places we love a priority.
Opinions run hot around pipeline conflicts, and more is ahead of us. There are many arguments for and against civil protest, but one of the most persistent is that these people are hypocrites. That if you drive a car, take a plane, use hairspray, or otherwise consume fossil fuels in any way, you have no right to stand up. This comparison is troubling for a number of reasons.
If a tar sands tanker hits a rock on the Kinder Morgan shipping route past Vancouver Island, the resulting spill could decimate wild salmon, clams, and other food sources that First Nations have relied on for centuries.