Canada

30/09/17
Author: 
James Wood
Thousands of people march during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, in Vancouver, B.C., in November 2016.

After years of heated political battles over the oilsands, a question looms — are passions cooling for a more peaceful future?

In the last decade, the oilsands have landed in the crosshairs of environmentalists who have taken aim at Alberta over the province’s high greenhouse gas emissions and tried to block pipeline projects intended to open new markets for its bitumen resource.

27/09/17
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL RULES AGAINST KINDER MORGAN AND GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Crown fails to look-out for the best interests of the Band

27/09/17
Author: 
National Observer & The Canadian Press

The National Energy Board has issued a stern warning to the company building a major west coast pipeline expansion about apparent violations of federal law.

 

The federal regulator called Kinder Morgan to task this week for installing mats in streams to discourage fish from spawning where the pipeline is to be built.

18/09/17
Author: 
Shannon Daub & Zoë Yunker

Newly uncovered documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests reveal the cozy relationship between the fossil fuel industry and the last B.C. government went even further than suspected — all the way to inviting industry to directly craft the province’s climate “leadership” plan.

17/09/17
Author: 
Daniel J. Graeber
Not enough done to address safety and the environment on the pre-consruction phase, regulators tell Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion planners. Map courtesy of Kinder Morgan.

Canadian energy regulator said planners haven't done enough yet to address safety and the environment in a pre-construction audit.

Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The parties behind the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to Canada's western coast haven't yet completed what they need to for the environment, a regulator found.

15/09/17
Author: 
Jesse Snyder
oil drilling

If the momentum continues next year, Canada could displace Iraq as the fourth largest producer in the world

Canadian oil production could edge closer to the five million barrel-per-day milestone in 2018, with supplies expected to grow the second fastest among major producers in coming years, a new report says.

13/09/17
Author: 
David Suzuki

What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada’s prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to “grow our economy, reduce greenhouse-gas [GHG] emissions, and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate”. The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change outlines plans for carbon pricing, energy-efficient building codes, electric-vehicle charging stations, methane-emission regulations, and more.

10/09/17
Author: 
Shawn McCarthy

Pricing carbon and phasing out fossil fuels will drive up costs for households and businesses, but the transition is necessary and will become more expensive if it is delayed, the Conference Board of Canada concluded in a report issued earlier this week.

09/09/17
Author: 
John Ivision

Sept 8, 2017 - Energy East is dead and j’accuse the Trudeau Liberals.

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