Environment

news

Site C Mega-project Set to Break Ground Next Summer

Dam's approval viewed as 'courageous' by some, a '$9-billion gamble' by others.

By Andrew MacLeod and David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


news

Site C Dam Approved: A Tyee Reader

Approved today, a sampler from years of reporting on the $8-billion-plus mega-project.

By David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


opinion

Latest UN Climate Action Plan 'Very Weak Indeed'

Delegates face a long, hard road to crucial Paris talks next winter.

By Nick Fillmore, 16 Dec 2014


opinion

Expert Engineers Deem Trans Mountain Too Dangerous

One in 10 chance of Burrard Inlet disaster, riskier than Northern Gateway, says letter to NEB.

By Mitchell Anderson, 15 Dec 2014


opinion

It's Time to Nationalize the Tar Sands

Half of Canadians support a public takeover. We can't allow corporate recklessness any longer.

By Martin Lukacs, 12 Dec 2014


news

Alberta Won't Appeal Decision to Allow Jessica Ernst to Sue

Landowner's landmark lawsuit against the fracking industry continues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 10 Dec 2014


news

Harper Rules out Crackdown on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

'We're clearly not going to do it,' PM tells Commons.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Dec 2014


news

Cutting Emissions Needn't Kill Jobs, Says Oilsands Labour

Job-loss fears just 'bunk' to delay needed climate action: Alberta Labour Fed president.

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Dec 2014


news

Ann Craft's Fracking Nightmare: A Top Lawyer's Startling Counsel

Albertan's son, seeking legal help, records an insider's blunt advice on how petro giants and regulators fend off lawsuits.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 5 Dec 2014


news

The Nightmare of Ann Craft: Fracked, then Poisoned

Albertan says drilling buckled her property. Then the real misery started.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 4 Dec 2014


opinion

Gorilla on Burnaby Mountain, Meet Elephant in Ottawa's Living Room

Notes to a petro scientist on Canada's great potential.

By John Vaillant, 2 Dec 2014


news

Critical Offshore Weather Stations Dead for Six Months

Seafarers push for fix, citing heightened risks in storm-wracked BC waters.

By Christopher Pollon, 29 Nov 2014


opinion

Is This the Best Use of Our Police Resources?

It's unclear what enforcing the Burnaby Mountain injunction costs, but we found clues.

By Mitchell Anderson, 26 Nov 2014


news

'Kinder Morgan Is Breaking the Law,' Economist Alleges

Robyn Allan accuses firm of failing to seek NEB sign-off for deal that may weaken oil spill liability.

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Nov 2014


opinion

'Dear Cyberstalker' (An Arrested Kinder Morgan Protester Writes)

Ten responses to the trolls at #BurnabyMountain.

By J.B. MacKinnon, 24 Nov 2014


news

The 'Jobs or Environment' Choice Is 'False' Says Mega-Union

The question divides progressive voters. In Canada's 2015 election, can Unifor unite them?

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Nov 2014


news

A Tyee Kinder Morgan Reader

With strife on Burnaby Mountain rising, a sampler of a decade's reporting on the US pipeline giant.

By David P. Ball, 24 Nov 2014


opinion

On Burnaby Mountain, Confronting the Gorilla

Why I rose before dawn to join protesters against Kinder Morgan's proudly heavy 'footprint.'

By John Vaillant, 22 Nov 2014


blogs

VIEW: To prevent future Mt. Polleys, BC must restore its professional public service

By Scott McCannell, 20 Nov 2014


news

An Engineer's Idea to Prevent Future Mount Polleys

Jack Caldwell says peer review process, convened by firms during a mine's life, could avert disaster.

By David P. Ball, 20 Nov 2014