The White Pines Wind Project was a decade in the making, pitting neighbour against neighbour in the southern township of Prince Edward County. It all took only two weeks to unravel with newly-minted Premier Doug Ford at the helm of the Ontario government.
On a sunny morning in late May, people protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline trickled in one by one to mingle at the Watch House campground. Two men hired by Kinder Morgan to report back on the protestors' activities mixed discreetly with the crowd, their identities unknown to the around them. An exclusive investigation, from National Observer.
As politicians squabble over bitumen, First Nations demonstrate clean energy alternatives. Using old pipeline materials to create clean energy and pushing forward an historic tribal parks program, this coastal British Columbia Nation is a force to be reckoned with.
Sous le couvert de l'anonymat, les sources ont confié à l’Observateur national qu’un haut fonctionnaire leur avait demandé, au moins un mois avant que le pipeline soit approuvé, « de fournir une base juridiquement solide au cabinet afin qu’il donne son appui au projet Trans Mountain ».
As politicians argue over pipelines and nuclear warfare, fear not. In many corners of the world, people are working tirelessly to learn land-based languages old as time, remembering, reawakening and revitalizing alternative ways forward.
Government insiders say a high-ranking public servant instructed them, at least one month before Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was approved, “to give cabinet a legally-sound basis to say ‘yes’” to the project. Here are the results of a National Observer investigation that was more than a year in the making.