British Columbia

Shawn McCarthy

OCTOBER 12, 2017

Canada's transition to a low-carbon future must include new pipelines to expand oil exports to a diverse global marketplace, federal and Alberta ministers told an energy conference in Winnipeg on Thursday.

In a panel discussion featuring federal and provincial ministers, Alberta Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd warned Ottawa against adopting an "extreme" regulatory approach that would discourage investment in the oil and gas sector.

Pull Together

A big week in pipeline politics - Week 2 court report


Jason Mogus

The fall of 2012 was a tough time to be a tar sands activist, even though an amazing new movement was showing exciting signs of growth. With the fight against Enbridge’s Northern Gateway in B.C. emerging as a “campaign of a generation,” Keystone XL gathering a surprising amount of steam, and awareness of the human rights and environmental disaster in Northern Alberta growing, tar sands pipelines were developing faster than movements could even track, much less build enough power to slow down or stop.



For Immediate Release - October 3, 2017

Numerous groups send strong message of support for Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

SMITHERS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Today a broad range of groups including northerners, Indigenous organizations, local governments, labour unions and environmental groups, are sending a strong message of support for Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.

Dylan Waisman
Indigenous representatives at a news conference in Vancouver addressing the legal challenge to Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion. Photo by Dylan Waisman

The federal government was already building a website announcing approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion when it "consulted" with First Nations in November 2016, according to lawyers at the opening day of a court challenge in Vancouver.

Living Oceans Society

NEB Fails to Protect Salmon Habitat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, October 2, 2017

Justine Hunter
An oil tanker is guided by tug boats as it goes under the Lions Gate Bridge at the mouth of Vancouver Harbour on May 5, 2012.

British Columbia's new NDP government will argue its case against the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline by turning on its head the federal government's contention that the project is in the national interest.

Lawyers for the province will be in court next week seeking to overturn the federal approval of Kinder Morgan Inc.'s project.


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