Oil - Pipelines

30/05/20
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
Fort McKay First Nation member Michael Bouchier, middle, takes his friends on a boat ride toward a Suncor Energy operation on the Athabasca River. The Fort McKay recently won a legal battle against a new oilsands project near Moose Lake. Photo: Aaron Vincent Elkaim

May 28, 2020

A recent ruling by three Appeal Court justices has transformed the nature of Treaty 8 First Nations’ legal battles against the Site C dam and oil and gas development, finding the Crown must consider the cumulative impacts of industrial projects

When Woodland Cree Chiefs met with commissioners of the Crown at Lesser Slave Lake in June 1899 to sign Treaty 8, it’s likely no one completely understood the full scale of industrial development that lay ahead.

29/05/20
Author: 
C&C Climate Voices - Tzeporah Berman and Mark Campanale
Illustration by Wenting Li.

May 28, 2020

It’s time for governments to work together to end the reign of fossil fuels

27/05/20
Author: 
Charlie Smith 
The Christina Lake oilsands facility south of Fort McMurray is owned by one of the big five, Cenovus, which all are majority foreign-owned. CENOVUS
 May 11th, 2020
 
The Canadian fossil-fuel sector and its political allies, including Alberta premier Jason Kenney, repeatedly drive home the point that Canadian environmental groups receive foreign funding.

But some of these same groups have turned the tables on the industry with a new report showing that foreign-controlled operational profit from the Canadian oilsands nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016 to 58.4 percent.

22/05/20
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

May 20, 2020 - Alberta’s oil patch regulator made history of a sort last week by saying the word no. The reasons it did pitted a crusty cowboy against a wealthy ballet aficionado, and exposed a gambit by one of the world’s oil giants to offload its responsibilities in a way, the ruling said, that would have defied provincial law.

14/05/20
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Deborah Lawrence, formerly Deborah Rogers, warned of the shale gas and oil crashes, and called Teck Frontier’s proposed new oilsands mine ‘uncommercial even at relatively high oil prices’ years before it was cancelled. Photo: submitted.

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 is making many bearish about bitumen. Deborah Lawrence’s past pessimism has proven unpopular, and correct.

Geoff Dembicki reports for The Tyee. His work also appears in Vice, Foreign Policy and the New York Times.

Deborah Lawrence used to be a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch. Over the past decade, the independent economic analyst has developed a reputation for telling oil investors what they don’t want to hear.

08/05/20
Author: 
Geoffrey Morgan

May 5, 2020  

Irving’s circuitous route is seen as a novel way to get around regulatory logjams in Canada that have stalled a number of pipelines

CALGARY – After failing to secure Western Canadian oil via the scrapped West-to-East Energy East pipeline back in 2017, Irving Oil Ltd.’s finally been able to get federal approval for a new route to connect the oilsands to its refinery on the East Coast.

08/05/20
Author: 
George Monbiot
Heliostats at the Ivanpah solar thermal power plant in California’s Mojave Desert. ‘The film’s attacks on solar and wind power rely on a series of blatant falsehoods.’ Photograph: Alamy

May 7, 2020

The filmmaker’s latest venture is an excruciating mishmash of environment falsehoods and plays into the hands of those he once opposed

Denial never dies; it just goes quiet and waits. Today, after years of irrelevance, the climate science deniers are triumphant. Long after their last, desperate claims had collapsed, when they had traction only on “alt-right” conspiracy sites, a hero of the left turns up and gives them more than they could have dreamed of.

06/05/20
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Dr. Bonnie Henry has raised concern about a community outbreak of COVID-19 at the Kearl Lake oilsands project north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

May 2nd, 2020\

The provincial public health officer wants Alberta oilsands workers who come back to B.C. on their breaks to self-isolate.

Dr. Bonnie Henry pointed out that there continue to be positive test results for COVID-19 linked to a project north of Fort McMurray.

"One of the more challenging issues that we've had recently is an increase in numbers of cases here associated with the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta," Henry told reporters today. 

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