Fossil fuel subsidies are leaving us weaker and poorer

Did you know that Canada currently spends $4.8 billion dollars a year subsidizing fossil fuel companies? That's $4,800,000,000 dollars. That's how much it would cost to teach 360,000 students; retrain 480,000 workers; or pay the annual healthcare costs for 880,000 people. Shocking, right? Continue reading

Sukanto Tanoto's companies face accusations of profit shifting and tax evasion

The owner of Woodfibre LNG, Sukanto Tanoto, Howe Sound's unwelcome, wannabe neighbour is in tax trouble again. Why? Continue reading

FortisBC is putting residents in Squamish and Coquitlam at risk

An independent hazard assessment of a worst-case scenario accident (X) shows that residents will suffer potentially lethal radiative effects (up to 330 metres), second degree burns (up to 460 metres), and pain (up to 715 metres). Photos show the Finch Drive (left) and Ravens Plateau (right) in Squamish. Continue reading

Woodfibre LNG fall update 2020

If Woodfibre LNG goes ahead, there will be 70–100 LNG tankers transiting Howe Sound every year. Here's the latest update on Woodfibre LNG: Continue reading

Have you ever swum with sea lions?

Why hello there! A few years after I graduated school, I went backpacking in Ecuador where I made the voyage out to the Galapagos Islands. I was amazed at the abundance of wildlife, and as a young marine scientist I was in the water every chance I got. Continue reading

Do you want a 24-inch pipeline in your backyard?

FortisBC pipeline and compressor station amendment FortisBC has applied for an amendment to its Environmental Assessment Certificate, and the public comment period started last week (deadline = 23rd December). Continue reading

Our plan to overturn Woodfibre LNG's five-year extension

Our very first demonstration to #StopWoodfibreLNG in 2014. Photo: Desiree Wallace I remember our very first demonstration to #StopWoodfibreLNG, in May 2014. Over a hundred of us lined up along the highway and cars honked in support as they drove by. Continue reading

Breaking bad news

CBC Vancouver reporter, Jon Hernandez, interviewing Tracey Saxby. It's been a roller coaster of emotions. Continue reading

BC's snap election: will you vote for climate action?

After a week choked in smoke from wildfires fueled by climate change, I was relieved for a week of extreme precipitation that cleared our skies. But scientists are now linking this "wild weather" directly to climate change and warning that our communities are at increasing risk of natural disasters. Continue reading

Urgent! Help us stop Woodfibre LNG for good.

Woodfibre LNG's current Environmental Assessment (EA) Certificate expires on 26th October 2020. To keep the existing EA certificate they need to begin construction before it expires, and that's not going to happen as the market for LNG has crashed and Woodfibre LNG hasn't even made a Final Investment Decision yet. Continue reading