Tahltan Iskut elder Mabel Dennis being arrested

Huge Victory: no fracking in Sacred Headwaters

Government announces ban on gas fracking in the Sacred Headwaters The government of British Columbia announced today that Shell is withdrawing its plans to drill for gas in the Sacred Headwaters and that gas drilling is banned in the area. A four-year moratorium on gas exploration was due to expire this month, and the government has decided to permanently extend it. First Nations, author Wade…

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Vancouver Coal Protest

Vancouver coal controversy

Opposition to Vancouver becoming the largest coal shipping port in North America Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is quoted by the Globe and Mail as saying more consultation is necessary before the Port of Metro Vancouver can approve two new coal port expansions. The expansion would make Vancouver the largest coal exporting port in North America. Much of the coal, thermal coal would come from the…

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Great Nelson crowd turns out for Defend Our Coast rally

Nearly 300 came out to protest bitumen pipelines, tankers and the tar sands in Nelson, BC as part of a province-wide protest on Wednesday, October 24th.  The Defend Our Coast event followed up the huge event in Victoria on the Monday, that week. Watch Youtube clips of the speakers, Keith Wiley, Michael Jessen, Candace Batycki, Tom Nixon and David Reid, here: http://youtu.be/KSQ24bI99u4

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Clean up effort on the Kalamazoo spill

New hearings show Enbridge spill plans still leaky

BC Environment Minister Terry Lake is reported by the Vancouver Sun as saying Enbridge is making lots of promises on dealing with leaks and environmental risks, but isn’t providing much solid evidence or details. In a news release, Lake said Enbridge hasn’t determined how it can access parts of the pipeline in case of a spill and will not have a plan until within six months of operations. …

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Enbridge movie coming to Kootenays

The Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC team is bringing in film-maker to screen his documentary On the Line following the proposed path of the Enbridge Pipeline. Frank Wolf will be on hand to describe his journey across BC! Monday May 7, Castlegar Library Hall Tues May 8, Nelson United Church Showtime is 7pm Admission by donation http://www.onthelinemovie.com/

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Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline to carry tar sands crude from Alberta across BC to the port city of Kitimat has generated a groundswell of opposition in BC. Several people from the Kootenays will join more than 4,000 other "intervenors" in giving testimony to a review panel convened by the National Energy Board. The proposed pipeline could have terrible consequences for BC's fish and…

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