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Cheap attack on responsible Canadian resources a black eye for Greenpeace UK

Greenpeace UK is known for its outrageous stunts to capture media attention, but by lying about the Canadian oil sands it is not only misleading Britons – the group is harming global climate progress.

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Key First Nation open to pipeline, and seeks "a reasonable solution"

It's another sign that indigenous leaders have recognized the need to stand up and be counted when it comes to projects that can help them break free of the poverty trap.

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Should Canada refine its crude oil instead of, or before, exporting it?

It seems like a common sense argument to state that a raw resource becomes more valuable if it is manufactured into a refined product. Yet this assumption remains a controversial one in 2018, especially when it comes to crude oil and pipeline politics. 

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Debunking six myths about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

DYK? The pipeline's expansion is legally in the national interest, and the approval process heard from 1,650 intervenors and commenters.

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What is revealed by an honest appraisal of pipeline safety

To hear some tell it, pipelines are an inherently unsafe way to move crude oil because they will (so the story goes) inevitably spring a leak.

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In pursuit of sensible climate policy, one country encounters serious challenges to its approach

Germany has gone from being a global model for climate change to an emissions-spewing "problem child". But for those with the courage to accept the challenge, solutions exist.

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Citizen's Guide to Tanker Safety & Spill Response

The first authoritative and comprehensive source of relevant information about oil tanker safety and spill response on the south coast of British Columbia.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide clues on how to improve Canada's sustainability performance

SDG Sustainable Oil Index: Everyone is concerned about sustainability today. By choosing more carefully how it sources its oil imports, Canada has a big opportunity to enhance its progress.

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As the nation hits breaking point, it's a matter of confidence

Kinder Morgan's decision to suspend non-essential spending because of "unquantifiable risk" means Canada's global reputation as a safe and secure place to invest is at serious risk. Urgent steps are needed without further delay.

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Onward and upward for Resource Works research

The movement for responsible Canadian resources is building in so many ways. One encouraging sign is the recent accomplishment of two researchers who are bringing their fresh perspective to important questions.

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Northern BC mayors take strong message to Ottawa on rural opportunities

Seven mayors from across northern British Columbia have taken the rare step of jointly travelling to Ottawa to lobby the federal government in favour of a resource project that will create not just regional, but national prosperity.

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First Nations group charts path to becoming a real economic force

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition is a BC-based group that aims to bring indigenous values and culture into the work of developing major projects. The group met in Prince George where Resource Works caught up with them.

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LNG project gets a tax boost, and now steels itself for final steps

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is how Canada can fetch higher prices for a relatively climate-friendly commodity, and on March 22 the British Columbia government gave the industry a major boost.

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Rally in Vancouver for Our Shared Future: Turning point for Canada?

A sunny day overlooking Vancouver's port and mountains provided the perfect setting. But it was people who made Saturday's pro-resources rally a game changer.

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BC mining titans step up to give nature a voice in Africa

Some of BC’s biggest names in the mining industry came together in Vancouver to raise money for a series of documentaries that showcase critical environmental issues facing the continent.

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Vancouver gasoline prices: A market that is desperately short of supply

Motorists have been hit hard by high gas prices, according to gasoline market analyst Dan McTeague of GasBuddy. Relief is in sight in the form of added pipeline capacity from the upcoming Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

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Rally in Vancouver: Saturday March 10

Join us at Jack Poole Plaza to send a clear message to government that the people of Canada know it is time to stop playing politics and get on with vital resource infrastructure that is in the national interest.

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Decisions based on facts or fears?

Canada’s natural resource development opponents are indicating that an increase in the number of crude oil tankers leaving the Port of Vancouver would make a catastrophic crude oil spill inevitable.  They continue to promote this position even though their evidence has been considered and rejected by the judicial bodies involved. 

 

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Healing the Divide: A plan for B.C.'s rural development strategy

REPORT: In contemporary British Columbia, non-Native society is embracing more and more of the Indigenous approach to sustainable resource development. This Resource Works submission to the provincial Rural Development Strategy shows how this is tied to some fundamental economic truths.

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A Walk in the Park: Two views on Canada's natural-resource future

AUDIO: People are torn between the environment and the economy – but what can we do about this? Resource Works executive director Stewart Muir and pipeline opponent Tzeporah Berman, who has been working for years to undermine Canadian energy sovereignty, took this question to a cross-Canada radio audience.

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