The Real News
March 31, 2018

In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year but Sierra Club's Jodi Perras says that's 'a drop in the bucket' for the company which made a profit of $330 million last year.

Emma Gilchrist
Illustration: Carol Linnitt with imagery from Richard Elzey via Flickr

[Editor: This is a great article! A must read.]


March 29, 2018
On a certain level, Vivian Krause and her cadre are right when they accuse Canadian non-profits of taking foreign money. American philanthropists do give money to Canadian non-profits.

There’s just one thing: it’s neither surprising nor clandestine.

Jessica Leeder

MARCH 22, 2018 

When Justin Brake made the move that would ultimately result in criminal charges against him, the journalist did not see himself as breaking the law.

He thought it would protect him.


The gap between Canada’s climate action plan and its 2030 commitments under the Paris agreement is actually 161 megatonnes—nearly three times more than the 66 Mt the Trudeau government 

Laura Cameron and Nick Smith
An Enbridge pipeline in the area between Fort McMurray and Conklin is seen in this 2015 file photo. The Calgary-based oil and gas giant's Line 3 replacement is its largest project ever, but Laura Cameron and Nick Smith of the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition say there hasn't been enough attention paid to the project and its effects. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)

Narrow window to oppose Manitoba segment of Enbridge's largest-ever project: Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition

Mar 04, 2018

Construction on the Manitoba segment of the biggest project in Enbridge's history is slated to begin in a couple of months, but you've likely never heard of it.

Dylan Waisman
Photo of people in Burnaby protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion on March 24, 2018. Photo by Trevor Mack

The City of Burnaby is taking its fight with Kinder Morgan over municipal bylaws up to the Supreme Court of Canada. The announcement comes on the heels of the Federal Court of Appeal's refusal on Monday to hear the City of Burnaby’s appeal, leaving the Supreme Court as Burnaby’s last option to enforce its bylaws.

National Observer

Indigenous Watch House guardian Will George called for a pause in blockades and a "week of ceremony" after 172 people were arrested over the past week blockading Kinder Morgan's pipeline terminal in Burnaby B.C.. George made the announcement on Saturday when 57 people were arrested in a single day blocking the gates to the Texas-based company's tank farm.

Auditors General

"Most governments’ plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions consisted of high-level goals, with little guidance on how to implement actions"

Message from the Auditors General

Author: Staff

March 26, 2018 

The proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has passed one legal hurdle but still faces another.

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the B.C. government’s bid to appeal a National Energy Board ruling allowing Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction. The NEB had ruled in December that the energy giant does not have to abide by the City of Burnaby’s zoning and tree-cutting guidelines because the federal scope and jurisdiction of the project supersede local bylaws.


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