Alberta

15/10/18
Author: 
PAUL MCKAY

One week ago, the price American refineries will pay for a barrel of Alberta bitumen fell to just below US$30. A seismic jolt raced through the tar sands/oil sands industry, because that price would barely allow even the biggest, most profitable operators to recover operating costs.

14/10/18
Author: 
CJANET FRENCH

[Webside editor: Watch Tzeporah Berman's speach to the Alberta Teachers Conference here.]

To invest in Alberta’s oil industry, or back away slowly, was the question at the crux of a rift between Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and environmentalist and policy adviser Tzeporah Berman last weekend.

13/10/18
Author: 
Stephen Leahy

In explaining Canada's decision to nationalise the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5bn, Bill Morneau went hard on the economic argument. “Make no mistake,” the finance minister said. “This is an investment in Canada’s future.”

In fact, since 1999, more than $200bn has been invested into the Alberta oil sands for that future. But what if that cash had gone into wind energy instead?

Let’s compare.

11/10/18
Author: 
Greenpeace staff

DON’T USE MY TAX DOLLARS
TO BAIL OUT A FAILING PIPELINE PROJECT

The Federal Court of Appeal just quashed the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline - a massive victory for Indigenous Nations and all those who stood against this project. This could mean years of delays and mounting costs.

09/10/18
Author: 
Paul McKay

Last August 29 was not just a ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ moment for federal and Alberta politicians pushing to accelerate future tar sands/oil sands expansion plans.

It was a morning where the coffee urn figuratively tipped over and bestowed third-degree burns.

26/09/18
Author: 
David Thurton

Greenpeace accuses Teck of bullying Indigenous groups into supporting mine application

Sep 25, 2018

 
The ore crushing unit operates at Fort Hills oilsands mine on Sept. 10, 2018. (David Thurton/ CBC)

The company that hopes to build a massive oilsands project north of Fort McMurray says it has secured the support of all 14 Indigenous groups in the region.

25/09/18
Author: 
THE CANADIAN PRESS
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Meanwhile, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Ottawa should appeal an earlier court ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada and legislate the project into existence.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

September 24, 2018

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says the federal government would find it easier to get the Trans Mountain pipeline built if it moves the route and the marine shipping terminal to avoid Indigenous communities that are oppose the project.

22/09/18
Author: 
Nathan Cullen

 Sept 21, 2018

Nathan Cullen: "I’m doing a press conference in response to the Transmountain “announcement” today from the Liberals. They’ve added 22 weeks to the failed process from the Harper era and are expecting different results."

See Nathan Cullen's press conference here: https://www.facebook.com/ecosocialistsvancouver/

15/09/18
Author: 
Adam Federman

This article was originally published by Mother Jones on Sept. 14, 2018. It was republished as part of climatedesk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact — human, environmental, economic and political — of a changing climate.

15/09/18
Author: 
Tracy Sherlock

Forty-two Order of Canada recipients are urging the federal government to cancel the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and instead focus on the transition to a clean energy economy.

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