Oil - Pipelines

20/12/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti takes questions from reporters in West Block on Parliament Hill on Dec. 12, 2019. Photo by Kamara Morozuk

Dec. 18, 2019

Canada has denied that scientific reviews of oil-spill research were suppressed during Trans Mountain oil pipeline consultations, and accused Tsleil-Waututh Nation of being “misleading” and throwing out “baseless accusations."

Attorney General of Canada David Lametti has argued in a memorandum of fact and law submitted to the Federal Court of Appeal and obtained by National Observer that the reviews in question were "internal notes," not actual scientific peer reviews.

20/12/19
Author: 
Jaskiran Dhillon in Wet’suwet’en territory and Will Parrish
 Sabina Dennis stands her ground as police dismantle the barricade to enforce the injunction filed by Coastal Gaslink pipeline at the Gidimt’en checkpoint near Houston, British Columbia, on 7 January. Photograph: Amber Bracken

20 Dec 2019

Notes from strategy session for raid on Wet’suwet’en nation’s ancestral lands show commanders argued for ‘lethal overwatch’

Canadian police were prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

17/12/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
In this photo dated Dec. 5, 2019, a worker in Alberta takes measurements for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Trans Mountain Photo / Facebook

December 16th 2019

Canada “altered” scientific reviews of oil spill research and “suppressed” information until after consultations over the Trans Mountain pipeline were over, says a lawyer for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

Scott Smith argued Monday at the Federal Court of Appeal that Canada had failed again in its duty to consult in a meaningful way, in part by intentionally withholding information associated with the Tsleil-Waututh’s concerns about the pipeline expansion project.

14/12/19
Author: 
Chris Hatch
Protests against Canada in Madrid, Spain. Dec. 11, 2019. Photo by Indigenous Climate Action / Allan Lissner

December 13th 2019

Pity the poor staffers assigned to Canada’s negotiating team at COP25, they must be suffering whiplash.

11/12/19
Author: 
Robyn Allan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau in Ottawa. Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Photography by The Canadian Press / Sean Kilpatrick

December 10th 2019

Ever since Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the Liberal Cabinet decision to buy Trans Mountain from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion on May 29, 2018, Canadians have been asking “How much will this pipeline end up costing us?”

There are two price tags. First, the cost for the 66-year-old pipeline. And, second, the cost to build the expansion.

10/12/19
Author: 
Alex Huntley
Jason Kenney Ottawa Dec. 2019

Dec. 9, 2019

OTTAWA – Police are advising the Canadian public to stay away from an aggressive panhandler from Alberta asking for billions and blocking any forward progress if his demands are not met.

The man is described as white, in his 50s, and is adamant that you owe him and his province something in return.

05/12/19
Author: 
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Megan O’Toole

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center

Published: 5 Dec 2019

 

Canada has been hailed by some as a leader in the fight to combat climate change. But it is also moving forward with a project to expand a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline to the country's west coast.

The Trans Mountain pipeline has become a flashpoint for politicians, environmentalists and Indigenous groups, many of whom say they weren't adequately consulted on the project and fear a spill could harm their traditional territories.

05/12/19
Author: 
Steve Bramwell
Tar Sands Fort McMurray

Big Oil’s mantra that “we have to get our oil to market” is untrue. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), effectively a ministry of propaganda for Big Foreign Oil in Canada, spends millions to convince you that what is good for Big Oil is good for Canada. This is why the mainstream media has spewed misinformation about the Canadian oil and gas industry. The corporate media is not about to lose this income by telling you the truth.

05/12/19
Author: 
Robyn Allan

[Editor: A very important read.  Go to the website.]

December 4, 2019

Here is a brief explaining the almost $8 billion in subsidies that Trans Mountain represents. https://robynallan.com/uploads/2019/12/04/Are-Canadians-Subsidizing-Trans-Mountain-December-4-2019.pdf (Anyone can access through my website, robynallan.com).

02/12/19
Author: 
Mitchell Anderson
Government still subsidizes the oil and gas industry, even as the Bank of Canada warns of investment risks. Photo by jasonwoodhead23, Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0.

From Saudi Arabia to Alberta, the numbers are clear. But we still shovel taxpayers’ money at oil and gas companies.

29 Nov 2019 

Mitchell Anderson is a freelance writer based in Vancouver and a frequent contributor to The Tyee.

While Canadian politicians keep up their parochial posturing, a global storm is brewing.

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