Oil - Pipelines

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.

The District of Saanich has voted to send a letter to greenhouse gas producing fossil fuel companies to hold them accountable for climate change costs. (Martin Meissner/The Associated Press)

Council says taxpayers shouldn't be the only one paying for climate change infrastructure costs

Councillors in the District of Saanich voted unanimously this week to try holding some of the world's largest fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change in their region.

Council pledged to send a letter to 20 large companies involved in extracting fossil fuels, asking them to pay their share of the municipality's climate change costs.

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.

Sharon Lerner

What's really floating in the flood waters, settling into the soil and water supply? Exxon Mobil Is Still Pumping Toxins Into Black Community in Texas 17 Years After Civil Rights Complaint.

Mike Hughlett
A pipe fitter lays the finish finishing touches to the replacement of Line 3 stretch before it is covered up.]Enbridge already has started building the 14-mile stretch of Line 3 from the Minnesota line to its terminal in Superior, Wis.

Enbridge disagrees with Minnesota report saying Line 3 is no longer needed. 

Enbridge's proposed new crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota isn't needed, and moreover the aging line it's supposed to replace should be shut down, the Minnesota Department of Commerce said in an analysis released Monday.

The report represents a major and unexpected roadblock for Calgary-based Enbridge in its attempt to replace the 1960s-vintage Line 3, which shuttles oil from Alberta, Canada, to the company's terminal in Superior, Wis.

Alex Nguyen and Joshua Azizi
Protesters marched from the Art Gallery to Sunset Beach. Timothy McBurney-Lin
Sept. 10, 2017  ·
The protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Zach Kourgialis
Clothilde Goujard
Pierre Prudhomme, a pensioner, speaks during a rally asking Caisse to divest from fossil fuel energy in Montreal on Sept. 8, 2017. Photo by Clothilde Goujard

After several weeks of deadly natural disasters that have put climate change in headlines all over the world, hundreds of Montrealers are calling on one of the world's largest investors to divest from fossil fuels. ​

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.

Kanahus Manuel
Women involved in the tiny house build are protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline extension that is planned to go through the territory of the Secwepemc people.  (IAN WILLMS/GREENPEACE)

Secwepemc Nation ups fight against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline

Water is Life. This simple and indisputable refrain echoed by Water Protectors at Standing Rock helped transform a local Indigenous resistance movement into a global flashpoint for Indigenous rights and environmental protection.

Now, the spirit of Standing Rock is moving northward.

John Ivision

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


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