Oil - Pipelines

Ainslie Cruickshank

VANCOUVER—The B.C. Green Party is calling for the province to undertake its own environmental assessment of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in the wake of last week’s Federal Court of Appeal decision to quash the project’s federal approval.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already pre-determined the outcome of any further assessment and consultation by repeatedly saying the pipeline will be built, said Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver.

Associated Press
Workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., two days after a ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. AP

September 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.

A Santa Barbara County jury found Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline guilty of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanor charges, including killing marine mammals and protected sea birds.

Jesse Snyder

From the lack of available pipeline capacity to the potential adoption of electric cars, there is no shortage of threats facing the Canadian oilsands. But the latest menace lies in a seemingly innocuous and highly common element: sulphur.

Sierra Club
from the Sierra Club:
Please watch, and share our recent video on ATB's (Articulated Tug Barges) (The Nathan E Stewart was one).  We are looking into these elusive petroleum product shipments more and more.  One such finding is that they do business with KinderMorgan's Westridge terminal on a regular basis.
Clare Hennig
Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation at a news conference with several First Nations who were part of the Federal Court of Appeal case against the Trans Mountain expansion, after the court ruling last week. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC)
Ryan Maloney
PATRICK DOYLE/CP Finance Minister Bill Morneau appears at the Commons committee on the statutory review of the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act in Ottawa on June 20, 2018.

Liberal MPs have shut down an opposition attempt to have two senior ministers grilled over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project before Parliament resumes later this month.


Sept. 3, 2018

An explosion at an oil refinery in the south of Germany has left several people injured. More than 1,800 people have been evacuated. [See video at link]

Robyn Allan
Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson meets with Finance Minister Bill Morneau in Calgary on May 30, 2018. Photo via Trans Mountain twitter account.

August 31st 2018

When I wrote to Justin Trudeau on October 25, 2015—almost three years ago—I warned him that it was critical to implement his promise to redo Trans Mountain’s review and fix the industry-captured National Energy Board as soon as possible.

Jason Mark
Judith Lavoie
Aug 30, 2018

As a federal court quashes the controversial project, lawyers and Indigenous leaders agree it’s more clear than ever that Canada must modernize its view of Aboriginal rights


As Grand Chief Stewart Phillip prepared for the Federal Court of Appeal decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Thursday morning his expectations were low.


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