B.C.'s top environmental stories of 2016

British Columbians have a long history of responding passionately to environmental issues and this year that was certainly the case again.

Here’s our list of the top environmental stories of 2016.

1. Pipelines approved and disapproved

No single environmental issue dominated B.C. headlines more this year than the fate of two proposed pipelines and the possible impact they might have.

So when the feds announced last month Enbridge’s Northern Gateway would be scrapped but Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project would be going ahead, many in B.C. vowed once again to take whatever action necessary to stop the project.

And that means that this story is likely to continue to dominate headlines in the months and years ahead.

Paul George holds a sign during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, in Vancouver, B.C., on…

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