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VEVA BCSEA electric vehicle show 2014 - Mychaylo Prystupa

Record Vancouver gasoline price sparks interest in electric cars

Vancouver gasoline prices tied an all-time record $1.51 per Litre, prompting many to kick the tires on electric cars

Yinka Dene pipeline communities ban Northern Gateway

The list of Aboriginal communities and municipalities opposed to Northern Gateway grew, with the addition of Yinka Dene Alliance for First Nations, from north central B.C.
Humpback whale in Douglas Channel - Marc Young and family in Kitimat

'Expect dead whales' from Northern Gateway oil tankers, warn Kitimat locals (VIDEO)

Kitimat dad Marc Young worries how a massive increase in oil super tankers will literally strike and kill the Douglas Channel's now thriving whale population.

Kinder Morgan hearing denies or downgrades nearly half of applicants

Nearly a thousand people and organizations that applied to speak out at the upcoming federal review of the proposed Kinder Morgan oil sands pipeline expansion project will literally not have their...
Tantoo Cardinal with the Wall of Women opposed to Kinder Morgan pipeline expansi

Dances with Wolves actor joins "Wall of Women" opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion

Kinder Morgan now has to get past a "Wall of Women" in addition to other obstacles to realize its pipeline expansion plans.
Dr John O'Connor speaks to US Senators about Tar Sands health impacts and cancer

Alberta doctor tells U.S.: Canada is ‘lying’ about tar sands’ health effects

An Alberta doctor tells U.S. Senators that the oil sands pollution is behind a huge spike in cancer rates -- that is 400 times the normal rate in one community.

Tar Sands Reporting Project: Rewarding our Kickstarter backers

We've never been so happy to see such a long list of names.
CBC's Rex Murphy

Rex Murphy's pro-oil sands speech prompts CBC to review journalistic rules

Famous Newfoundlander under pressure to reveal if he receives oilsands speaking fees, and to reveal this each time he goes on air regarding the oil sands.

Political support growing to refine Alberta's oil, not export it

NDP, Greens and a national union all backing increased refineries for Alberta's bitumen

Presentation suggests intimate relationship between Postmedia and oil industry

"Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Postmedia 2013 Energy Channel Sponsorship": this was the title of a Prezi presentation. The presentation came to light on twitter today, on the same...