British Columbia

29/04/18
Author: 
Thomas D. Sisk

The Canadian government looks set to bankroll the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by Texas-based Kinder Morgan, North America’s largest energy infras

29/04/18
Horgan Trudeau and Notley meeting
April 19, 2018

Kinder Morgan has set a May 31 deadline to get political certainty. What can the federal government do to achieve this? And will it alleviate the host of legal, financial, reputational and practical risks facing the project?

29/04/18
Author: 
James Wilt
Illustration: Oil exports to Asia. Image via Carol Linnitt.

For years, we’ve been told again and again (and again) that Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline is desperately needed for producers to export

19/04/18
Author: 
Tracy Sherlock

April 18, 2018

About 100 defendants were in B.C. Supreme Court today, facing charges for protesting an oil pipeline within a court-imposed exclusion zone. All were arrested at the Kinder Morgan pipeline construction site in Burnaby over the last few weeks. Most saw their actions as a form of civil disobedience. Opposition to Kinder Morgan has intensified in recent weeks, with nearly 200 people arrested for trying to stop construction at the Burnaby site. The company has threatened to abandon the pipeline project by May 31 if stakeholders cannot resolve the concerns in B.C.

19/04/18
Author: 
Mitchell Anderson

They say the first casualty of war is truth, and the escalating pipeline battle between B.C. and Alberta seems no exception. Canadians have been repeatedly told the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will open up lucrative new overseas markets for unprocessed bitumen. This is nonsense.

19/04/18
Author: 
Nicole Gibillini , BNN.ca Staff
More than 450 business leaders are speaking out against the Trans Mountain expansion project.
[Video with original article]

Notably, OpenText Co-Founder Tim Bray is among the long list of signatories of an open letter urging British Columbia Premier John Horgan to stand strong in his ongoing fight to block the project.

18/04/18
Author: 
Seth Klein
Kinder Morgan protest with Seth Klein

April 18, 2018

Here's a different take on Kinder Morgan's ultimatum and the so-called "constitutional crisis" it has sparked. I'm speculating, of course, as we all seek to understand what Kinder Morgan is really up to. But allow me to posit a minority theory:

We're getting played!

17/04/18
Author: 
Laurie Adkin
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa for a news conference on April 15, 2018. File photo by Alex Tétreault

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion conflict reveals a much larger crisis than the “constitutional” or “investor confidence” crises constructed by the projects’ proponents. The conflict reveals a profound failure of leadership from both levels of government, but most of all, from the prime minister, in response to the true crises facing this country.

14/04/18
Author: 
Thomas Sisk
The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain facility in Edmonton on April 6, 2017. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

April 13, 2018

Until now, I have hesitated to criticize the environmental policies of the Trudeau government because of its public commitment to improving transparency, re-establishing the role of science in policymaking, and advancing a pan-Canadian climate plan. But the showdown over Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline has exposed the fact that science has become a casualty of the policymaking process, making resolution of this dispute – and protection of the environment – less likely.

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