Alberta

15/11/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press
Premier Jason Kenney speaks to the media in Edmonton on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019. An established Edmonton charity that has supported philanthropy in the community since 1953 says Alberta's inquiry into so-called "anti-Albertan" activities is polarizing, undemocratic and unfounded. AMBER BRACKEN / THE CANADIAN PRESS

 November 15, 2019

EDMONTON — An established Edmonton charity that has supported philanthropy in the community for more than 65 years says the provincial government’s inquiry into so-called anti-Alberta activities is polarizing, undemocratic and unfounded.

In a 174-page letter to inquiry commissioner Steve Allan, the Muttart Foundation says the Public Inquiry Into Funding of Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns is creating a “climate of fear” by suggesting there is a price to be paid for disagreeing with the government.

14/11/19
Author: 
Sharon J. Riley
Under a new system, the Alberta Energy Regulator will approve the vast majority of applications to drill for oil and gas within minutes via an automated process, according to documents obtained by The Narwhal. Photo: Shutterstock

Lobbying records obtained by The Narwhal show that as Alberta’s new government has pledged a ‘rapid acceleration of approvals,’ the province’s energy regulator has been moving ahead with plans that mean the vast majority of new wells will be approved by a computer in a matter of minutes

May 23, 2019 

The vast majority of approvals for Alberta’s oil and gas wells will soon be automated, reducing waiting times for drilling companies to as little as 15 minutes, The Narwhal has learned.

07/11/19
Author: 
Sarah Lawrynuik
Dale Swampy is the president of the National Coalition of Chiefs, which hosted its Natural Resource Summit on Tsuut'ina First Nation, found in Calgary city limits, on Nov. 4 and 5. (Sarah Lawrynuik)

November 6th 2019

The conference room applause faded as Chief Roy Jones Jr. walked on stage to address the Natural Resource Summit, hosted by the National Coalition of Chiefs.

“I just have one question for anybody. Is there any Liberals out here?” he asked the crowd.

A split second silence gave way to laughter from the crowd — a mix of Indigenous leaders and representatives from Canada’s oil and gas sector.

“Come on, don’t be afraid to show yourself because we’re going to send a message to Trudeau with ya,” he, and the crowd, laughed.

01/11/19
Author: 
Emma Fiala
Keystone Pipeline Shut Down After Leaking Oil in North Dakota and Nobody’s Talking About It

Oct. 20, 2019

An unknown amount of crude oil has been leaked across the state of North Dakota.

(TMU) — A pipeline carrying tar sands oil into the United States from Canada has reportedly leaked an unknown amount of oil across North Dakota. The pipeline’s owner, TC Energy—formerly known as TransCanada—shut down the pipeline as a result of the leak.

01/11/19
Author: 
Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash
London on April 18, 2018, as they protest against the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to the Pacific Ocean. In 2016, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government approved tripling the 1,150-kilometer (715-mile) Trans Mountain pipeline's capacity to carry 890,000 barrels of oil for shipping overseas from landlocked Alberta's oil sands to the port of Vancouver. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)AFP/GETTY IMAGES
 Oct 30, 2019

By some estimates, “the price of oil could permanently plummet to $25 a barrel by the mid-2020s. Only the cheapest oil in places like Saudi Arabia could be economically produced. Canada's oil sands, where most projects need an oil price of $60 to $80 a barrel just to break even, would cease to make financial sense.”
 
21/10/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a rally at the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Dave Chidley

The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says he gave climate activist Greta Thunberg a message during a quietly arranged meeting in Fort McMurray on Friday night.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says he told the 16-year-old Swede that Europeans are major investors in the area's oilsands, and she needs to get people to lobby those investors for greener technology to extract Alberta energy.

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