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Coastal GasLink Pipeline Stopped Near Protected Wetlands

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Coastal GasLink has been forced to stop pipeline construction near protected wetlands after an inspection by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office found the company cleared areas without completing the required surveying and planning.

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Report calls Long Term Viability of LNG Into Question

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new report is raising questions about the long-term viability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry around the world as the Trudeau government continues to signal support for one such project in British Columbia.

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Charges Will Not Be Laid Against Wet’suwet’en Protesters

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Charges will not be laid against the 22 pipeline protesters who were arrested on traditional Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C. in February, the BC Prosecution Service has confirmed.

The protesters were arrested between Feb. 6 and 10 near Smithers, sparking solidarity protests across the country.

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Methane Emissions: One Of The Gas Industry’s Worst Climate Offenders

By Natalia Balcerzak, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There are currently seven liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in various stages of proposal, planning and construction in B.C. To feed those facilities, B.C. is anticipating an explosion in the amount of fracking in the province’s northeast at the same time as it’s trying to get a handle on one of the gas industry’s worst climate offenders: methane emissions.

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A legal Observation Of ‘The Rule Of Law’

Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca. This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Opinions expressed in the article that follow are not necessarily shared by Cortes Currents, its board, or other producer/authors. Trigger warning: The following program contains graphic descriptions of serious human rights violations.

Tactical teams with assault- and sniper-rifles dropped out of black helicopters.  Specially trained military-style police demonstrated snowmobile stunt skills.  Indigenous heroes sang songs of love and consequences on a Mad-Max battle-bus.  There appeared to be directors and cinematographers.  It was a high-budget production.  I had a front-row seat and played the role of Legal Observer. 

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