Alberta

11/03/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Extinction Economy

Climate action involves challenging the petrobloc and its corporate messaging

08/03/19
Author: 
Robyn Allan
Left, file photo of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley by Alex Tétreault. Centre, photo of Alberta oilsands by Andrew S. Wright. Right, photo of United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney by Alex Tétreault

Dear Rachel Notley and Jason Kenney,

Whichever one of you is entrusted with the opportunity to lead Alberta into the future after the provincial election, here is what you need to know to navigate the most challenging issue in your province’s history — the era of stranded assets in the oilsands.

 

21/02/19
Author: 
Bob Landell

FEB. 20, 2019

The main argument against expanding fossil fuel use is catastrophic global warming. If you accept that, then economic and employment counterarguments had better be solid.

21/02/19
Author: 
J. David Hughes
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley unveils an ad they will be running in B.C. about the pipeline expansion in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, May 10, 2018.	JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS

As an Alberta-born-and-raised earth scientist who has made a career studying fossil fuels and energy issues, I am dismayed at the bombardment of ads from the Alberta government on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

One ad tells us:

20/02/19
Author: 
Laura Ryckewaert

FEB. 18, 2019

B.C. lawyer Eugene Kung says he would be ‘very surprised’ if the Trans Mountain reconsideration process isn’t challenged in court.

10/02/19
Author: 
Robyn Allan

February 8th 2019

Trans Mountain is on track to deliver Canadian oil producers a $2-billion taxpayer-funded toll subsidy for capacity on its existing pipeline and has asked the federal pipeline regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB) for permission.

If the NEB approves the toll application Trans Mountain has filed with it, it will shift the burden for the roughly $3 billion Ottawa paid to buy the regulated assets onto Canadians, rather than into tolls charged to shippers where the recovery of these costs belongs.

05/02/19
Author: 
John Ivison
Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks with reporters about the Parliamentary Budget Officer's report on the Trans Mountain pipeline outside the House of Commons Thursday.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Morneau may not have been fleeced, but certainly paid at the high end of the valuation scale, apparently assuming that everything would proceed smoothly

January 31, 2019
 

The sticker price Kinder Morgan put on the Trans Mountain pipeline when it entered negotiations with the federal government last year was $6.5 billion. Hence, finance minister Bill Morneau and his team thought they’d scored a bargain when they sealed the deal at $4.4 billion.

But it looks increasingly like he may bought a cat in a sack.

01/02/19
Author: 
Jessica Clogg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel
Funding scales - landscape
January 30, 2019

Big Oil’s problem isn’t international philanthropy – it’s a changing market in the face of climate change

31/01/19
Author: 
Tracy Johnson
 

An orphan well site near Carstairs, Alta., awaiting proper abandonment and reclamation. (Government of Alberta)

 

31/01/19
Author: 
John Paul Tasker

[The Trudeau government stole this money from us. They stole it from our public services and our hospitals and our schools. They stole it for Kinder Morgan shareholders. All this money to build a pipeline on stolen land in a time of climate crisis. https://twitter.com/kateljacobson 8:01 AM - 31 Jan 2019]

Jan 31, 2019

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