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It’s time to get Canada into the world LNG game

With Europe dependent on Russian fuel and Asia eager to get off coal, BC LNG could build a safer and cleaner world.

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Capturing carbon is the future

"The enemy isn’t fossil fuels. It’s not even coal. It's carbon dioxide. So carbon-capture technologies are the future," writes Cory Channon.

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How a blatantly biased forestry panel steered toward a crucial outcome

Documents released under Freedom of Information reveal how British Columbia's controversial Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel manipulated civil servants and public processes.

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Debunking natural gas myths: The size of BC oil and gas

How big is BC's oil and gas industry? As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the third of the top five myths in this series about the gas that could fuel the world.

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Move to scuttle carbon capture would be equivalent of banning all renewable energy

Opponents of emerging technology to reduce GHGs in the atmosphere are playing a dangerous game. Carbon capture is clearly supported by International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) research. Stewart Muir reviews the situation.

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Change is coming

With 2022 underway, Director of Research Margareta Dovgal weighs in on recent trends in forestry, mining, and oil and gas in BC – and where careful observers may spot the emerging desire to get things built.

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Meet the grand coalition

Stewart Muir exposes environmental lobbying in British Columbia and how it has affected media coverage.

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Plans are useless; planning is indispensable

The ongoing energy crisis is a warning for Canada. Is it time to re-think our energy policies? Josiah Haynes explores.

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Debunking natural gas myths: Natural gas subsidies

Does BC subsidize the natural gas industry? As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the second of the top five myths in this series about the gas that could fuel the world.

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Modernization, meet paradigm shift. Paradigm shift, meet chaos

Stewart Muir: How the insider moves of a narrow interest group snookered provincial cabinet, MLAs, citizens, and the broad forestry community.

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Looking back on 2021

It has been a historic year for natural resource providers. As we enter 2022, Stewart Muir looks back on 2021.

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Debunking natural gas myths: BC's royalty review

As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the first of the top five myths about the gas that could fuel the world.

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"They're ruining our names," say Wet'suwet'en community members

As blockaders threaten livelihoods, Josiah Haynes explores the forgotten struggle of Wet'suwet'en workers and pipeline supporters.

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Wet'suwet'en women leaders under fire from anti-development faction

As blockader aggression intensifies, Josiah Haynes takes readers back to the surprising story that led three Wet'suwet'en women to speak out.

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With the stroke of a pen, an industry is gone

British Columbia officials ignored scientists' advice in decision to eradicate the $12-million-a-year mink farming industry located in the Fraser Valley. Stewart Muir looks at the situation.

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Restoring balance after biased forestry panel requires empathy and transparency

Against a backdrop of sensational headlines, activist antics and heated rhetoric about old growth logging, B.C.’s NDP government sets out to modernize forestry in the province.

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From Ottawa to Glasgow

Breaking down Canada's new Cabinet and COP26 with Margareta Dovgal and Josiah Haynes.

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Workers at risk from new tactics by pressure groups

For more than a year, a small band of protesters has tried to force an abrupt change of direction in British Columbia's forest policy. After burning through public resources to stage illegal antics in the forest near Fairy Creek, the blockaders are turning to potentially lethal tactics that place workers, first responders, and themselves in physical danger.

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Canada at a hinge point on energy and climate

Progress has been made, but will the country be able to bend its emissions curve downwards and capitalize on its energy potential? Monica Gattinger offers five recommendations.

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Exposing big business at Fairy Creek

Help us expose the professional protest industry behind Fairy Creek by downloading and sharing our GIF on social media.

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