Update #1: Getting the story out
Thank you so much, everyone. It's been an overwhelming two days. We're now past 1/3 of the way to reaching the goal for the Tar Sands Reporting Project!
There are so many stories waiting to be told. Often, the real story is revealed in conversations. One time, while getting reactions from First Nations leaders about MPs promoting pipelines in the U.S., Jenny received a call in the evening.
About 10 minutes into the talk, the source told her that the Provincial government was moving to let Enbridge to cut down trees in traditional territory to help make way for the Northern Gateway pipeline---and the pipeline hasn't even been approved. VO obtained documents, broke the story and it shed light on what the Province and Enbridge were doing outside the public's view.
There are many more stories like this one.
Please let your friends know about the campaign. And if you'd like to give someone the gift of one of our rewards by making a pledge in their name, you can shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be sure your friend or family member gets a card letting them know what's coming in the new year for them.
Thank you again. Whether you gave $1 or $1,000, I'm so happy to have you join us in our efforts to tell one of the most important stories of our time.
Linda Solomon and Jenny Uechi and the Vancouver Observer team