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An underwater pipeline near Moscow has erupted in flames after it's believed a nearby grass fire ignited oil in the river, causing a fireball and huge plume of black smoke to engulf the Moscow river.

Enbridge and Kinder Morgan's pipelines would cross thousands of salmon-bearing rivers in this province. The thought the pipelines might leak into these amazing, centuries-old fishing grounds is bad enough. The thought of giant balls of flaming death raining down on people and fish is a nightmare.

Pledge to vote in this important election to elect candidates who won't expose our salmon rivers to this kind of risk: http://votebc.ca
A ball of fire and a huge black cloud of smoke engulfed Moscow River after a suspected rupture to an underwater oil pipeline caught light.
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#Enbridge looks shakier than ever. Sooner or later, it will be defeated in B.C. The only question is whether the current government goes down with it.
Kai Nagata: These days it’s Northern Gateway that has become a symbol of imperial meddling: this time, at the environmental and financial expense of British Columbia, should anything go awry between...
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30 years of oil spills, corrosive petro-politics and a $6.4 billion tab for the public to pick up when the party is over. Is that the future you envision for our province?
A new cost-benefit analysis of Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion concludes the project would cost Canadians more than $6.4 billion during its first 30 years of operation.
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Still trust Ottawa with oil tankers? If not, sign here: http://BCreview.ca
The much-criticized reaction to the recent incident in English Bay likely only confirmed Washington State officials’ worst fears about our spill-response capabilities.
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Gee, looks like "world leading" spill response pretty much means the same thing now as it did in 1973: shovels, paper towels, garbage bags and straw.

If you're like us and reject the risks that come with 408 Kinder Morgan tankers travelling in and out of Canada's busiest port every year, add your name calling for an independent, B.C.-led review of their proposal: http://BCreview.ca #VanFuelSpill   #yvr  
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Sad but true! If CBC can have a helicopter in the air to patrol traffic, certainly a response team should be at the ready to get a plane in the air for surveillance of a spill within minutes. A 6 hour wait for response is 6 hours too long. 12 hours to contact city officials and our mayor is unacceptable. Booms should be ready to go at any time, and if they cannot tell which ship the spill is coming from, put the booms out to protect the shores. This was a pathetic response to a dangerous spill in our city's beautiful harbour. This may be a blessing in disguise, to teach Vancouverites and the Prime Minister of the absolute need for a rapid response team right in our harbour and to reopen the Kitsilano Coast Guard base. Next time we won't be so lucky. Now is the time to prepare for the eventuality of the next spill.
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Last night, two hours before dark, Ottawa opened a commercial herring fishery in Heiltsuk territorial waters — in defiance of a tribal conservation order. This surprise attack theatens a key food source for one of the most powerful First Nations on the B.C. coast. In fact, the Heiltsuk are one of the nations fighting Ottawa in court over the National Energy Board's approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil tanker project.
The Heiltsuk First Nation on B.C.'s Central Coast says when Fisheries and Oceans Canada opened a herring fishery on Sunday afternoon it violated the band's constitutional rights.
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Canada has never seen anything like this before. We're in the longest - and likely most expensive - election period in our history. Huge taxpayer subsidies will go toward partisan election advertising that distorts the picture and turns people off politics altogether.

But we're working through the propaganda to get you the information you need and deserve to make an informed decision come election day. Make a pledge to vote, then find out where candidates in your riding stand on issues that matter to you: http://VoteBC.ca #VoteBC   #elxn2015  
The current government is hell-bent on shipping crude oil to Asia - straight through B.C. That's why I just pledged to vote for candidates who will stand up for our home. Join me.
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From Dogwood organizer Arie Ross, outside Conservative MP Wai Young's office: "People like you and me who think there's a better way forward for B.C. could get 2-10 years in prison for protesting pipelines. That's a great reason to vote in the federal election if I've ever heard one." ‪#‎EndEnbridge‬ ‪#‎notankers‬

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The NDP continued to grill conservatives in the House of Commons yesterday. Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus said:

"Mr. Speaker, the prime minister has been very skittish about clarifying about whether or not Mike Duffy acted as a conduit between Enbridge and his office. We know that both the prime minister and his chief of staff were in direct communication with Duffy about Enbridge and Enbridge is now saying it thought these exchanges with Duffy were inappropriate and warned the Prime Minister's Office.

"Will the prime minister confirm whether or not Enbridge did speak to him and whether or not he took any steps to tell Duffy that this supposed case of reverse lobbying was inappropriate? What steps did the Prime Minister take?"

How did Prime Minister Stephen Harper respond? He wasn't there.

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It is so obvious - just another case of Harper lies and evasion of responsibility for involvement in the corruption rampant in the Conservative Party.
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"It is CONFIRMED. All commercial gillnetters are exiting Heiltsuk waters. They will be escorted by Heiltsuk patrol boats and we will continue to occupy DFO until they have exited our waters.

"This victory belongs to the whole community. Grateful for our relatives from other Nations, our allies everywhere...And work is already beginning to ensure this issue is never pushed to such extremes again."

- Heiltsuk First Nation councillor Jess Housty

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"It is confirmed. All commercial gill-netters are exiting Heiltsuk waters," Heiltsuk First Nation councillor Jess Housty wrote on Facebook this afternoon. "They will be escorted by Heiltsuk patrol boats and we will continue to occupy DFO until they have exited our waters.""This victory belongs to the whole community.
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Norwegians are sitting on a trillion-dollar pension fund because they maintained control of their own resources and saved money when oil prices were high. Meanwhile in Canada, heavy crude is selling for $34 USD and Alberta's public finances are in shambles. What's Ottawa's response? Ram through more export pipelines, so the companies can wring a few extra bucks out of each outgoing barrel of oil. Surely we can do better.
Twenty-five years ago, Norway chose to bank the returns from its oil resources, and it has paid off handsomely - to the tune of $1 trillion. Alberta can only look on with envy, writes Susan Ormiston.
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Norway also chose to kick out fish farms didn't they?  Smart folks.
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Another #derailment today, CN train carrying crude oil in northern Ontario (Image: Ontario Provincial Police).

In the mad rush to export crude oil, the federal government is failing to keep local communities safe. Whether rail cars, #pipelines or #oiltankers, do you trust Ottawa to protect people and wildlife in our province? If you think the risks outweigh the rewards, join us: http://LetBCvote.ca
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lets get real its interesting the trains "derailing recently" people will eventually wake up to the blatant corruption. 
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Dogwood Initiative brings together everyday British Columbians to reclaim decision-making power over their air, land and water.