Oil - Pipelines

11/06/18
Author: 
Mike De Souza
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr listens to a question from Winnipeg Free Press reporter Dylan Robertson in Ottawa on April 8, 2018, in a Nissan Leaf driven by the minister's chief of staff, Zoe Caron. Photo by Alex Tétreault
June 6th 2018​

A Texas company's decision to award $3 million in bonuses to two executives involved in the $4.5 billion deal between Kinder Morgan and the federal government is none of Canada's business, says Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr.

Speaking to National Observer following a weekly federal Liberal caucus in Ottawa, Carr said that the company, Kinder Morgan Canada, makes its own decisions about how to compensate executives.
 
11/06/18
Author: 
Linda McQuaig
Protesters opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion shout at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he arrives for a discussion with the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee, on the Cheam First Nation near Chilliwack, B.C., on Tuesday.  (DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Describing something as being in “the national interest” gives it a sense of gravitas, of over-arching public purpose.

So it always struck me as odd to hear Justin Trudeau say that the building the Kinder Morgan pipeline was “in the national interest.”

How can something be in the national interest when it would significantly contribute to the destruction of the very planet that sustains us? Can something really serve our interest as a nation when it undermines our more basic interest as humans?

11/06/18
Author: 
Thomas Homer-Dixon and Yonatan Strauch
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: BRYAN GEE

JUNE 1, 2018

Thomas Homer-Dixon is a CIGI chair at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and professor in the faculty of environment at the University of Waterloo.

Yonatan Strauch is a doctoral candidate in the school of environment, resources and sustainability at the University of Waterloo.

11/06/18
Author: 
Hal Bernton
Washington Spur KM

This is a piece of the much larger acquisition of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, announced last month. An option to more than double the capacity of the small Washington spur line would create the potential for exports from the state — and huge pushback.

The Canadian government is purchasing  a vital link in Washington’s oil network — a nearly 70-mile pipeline spur running through Whatcom and Skagit counties that feeds crude oil to four refineries, according to financial-disclosure documents.

11/06/18
CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS A sign warning of the subterranean presence of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in seen in ranchland outside Kamloops, B.C. on Nov. 16, 2016.

The company spilled about 4,800 litres of medium crude oil at its Darfield station.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A spill from Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline late last month was 48 times larger than initially reported, officials said.

The spill volume reported from the company's Darfield station north of Kamloops on May 27 was revised to 4,800 litres from 100 litres, the B.C. Ministry of Environment said Sunday.

04/06/18
Author: 
Dylan Waisman
Land defenders and water protectors gather on April 7, 2018 near an exclusion zone on the site of a proposed terminal in Burnaby, B.C., for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion. Photo by Dylan S. Waisman

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has granted Texas energy giant Kinder Morgan the power to expand the scope of its injunction across the province, in a bid to keep anti-pipeline protesters away from its property.

04/06/18
Author: 
Dylan Waisman
Land defenders and water protectors gather on April 7, 2018 near an exclusion zone on the site of a proposed terminal in Burnaby, B.C., for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion. Photo by Dylan S. Waisman

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has granted Texas energy giant Kinder Morgan the power to expand the scope of its injunction across the province, in a bid to keep anti-pipeline protesters away from its property.

 

04/06/18
Author: 
Paul Henderson
June 4, 2018

Trudeau to visit B.C. briefly to participate in Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee meeting

 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a surprise and brief visit to Chilliwack on Tuesday 
The Progress has learned.

Trudeau’s plan is to meet with one of the most outspoken B.C. Indigenous leaders in support of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Chief Ernie Crey of the Cheam First Nation.

02/06/18
Author: 
Bruce Livesey
The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built

31 May 2018 
Why is Justin Trudeau buying a pipeline?

Canada’s government announced yesterday it was planning to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5bn. This pipeline – which transports oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the western coast of British Columbia – is at the centre of a bitter political war that shows no signs of abating.

01/06/18
Author: 
David J. Climenhaga

If Canadians are going to have to pay the $10 to $15-billion cost of expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline, it's important they aren't bound by side deals that are not in the public interest made by the project's former corporate owner.

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