Koneline focuses on the "golden triangle" of land in northwest B.C. where copper and gold mining companies are busy drilling into prime territory where local people hunt and fish.
Alberta tar sands
The core premise of the oil to tidewater argument is that lack of pipeline access to tidewater is forcing tar sands crude to be sold at discounted rates. Here's the thing... it's totally wrong.
It is fundamentally impossible to both expand tar sands production with new export pipelines and meet our commitment for global warming not to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Last week, the mayors of the 22 biggest cities in this country met and the Energy East pipeline was on the agenda. Where do the mayors stand on the issue?
There is a growing wall of Indigenous opposition to the Energy East pipeline.
From 2000 to 2015 the supply of Alberta oil increased by 400 per cent. Now with fracked U.S. oil flowing, the bitumen sands investments are being mothballed, and more than oil royalties are at stake.
First Nations leaders have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask that his government fulfill its pledge to overhaul the review and assessment process for tar sands export pipelines.
Tar sands corporations appear unfazed by the Trudeau government's support of the 1.5-degree target in the Paris Agreement.
There are numerous questions to be asked about Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr's choice of his chief of staff.
One of the key steps we can take towards a more level democratic playing field is to create greater transparency. The Corporate Mapping Project promises to shine a light on the fossil fuel industry.