Oil - Pipelines

11/03/14
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Shawn McCarthy

Ottawa--An influential liberal think tank is urging President Barack Obama to reject TransCanada Corp.’s plan to build the Keystone XL pipeline, dismissing the State Department’s conclusion that the project won’t lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands.

... “If the United States were to disapprove of the pipeline it would send shock waves across the world’s energy industry and signal that the time for business-as-usual is over when it comes to climate change,“ he said.

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11/03/14
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Gillian Steward

Can Jim Prentice save the troubled Northern Gateway Pipeline? Will he be the white knight that finally gets the job done? Or is it just too big a task, and too late, even for him?

... “I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. A year and a half ago, hardly anyone in Bella Bella had heard of Northern Gateway. Now every single person in town knows about it and is outraged ... Before, you couldn’t get more than five or 10 people to show up at a community meeting. Now, we’re filling rooms.”
 

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08/03/14
Author: 
Mathew Pearson

Rail service between Ottawa and Toronto and Toronto and Montreal is expected to gradually return to normal on Saturday following a blockade near Napanee. Via Rail says the interruption affected a few thousand passengers and forced four trains to stop in Belleville or Kingston, while three other trains were precluded from operating. Some delays were to be expected for passengers travelling on Saturday, but Via said it doesn’t anticipate any significant delays to its operations on Sunday as a result of Saturday’s events.

07/03/14
Author: 
Heather Smith

Yesterday, Canadian pipeline behemoth Enbridge won government approval for its plans for 9B, one of the most contentious pipes in pipe business. While it doesn’t get much press, 9B is important because it’s part of a hot, new trend in trans-national pipe dreams: Skirting environmental review, and public scrutiny, by pumping dirty crude through existing pipelines rather than building new ones.

07/03/14
Author: 
Kate Sheppard

WASHINGTON -- The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline would have for development of the Canadian tar sands, according to a new analysis from a United Kingdom-based group. The analysis also argues that the State Department underestimated the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that would come with that development.

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07/03/14
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Kate Sheppard

WASHINGTON -- The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline would have for development of the Canadian tar sands, according to a new analysis from a United Kingdom-based group. The analysis also argues that the State Department underestimated the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that would come with that development.

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07/03/14
Author: 
Mychaylo Prystupa

Two major oil pipelines -- the most expensive in Canada -- passed key hurdles this week: Energy East and Line 3 Replacement.  Observers say they lead to “massive” environmental and economic consequences. In a dizzying week of oil announcements, two new giant west-to-east pipelines passed key milestones.

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01/02/13
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Oil Change International

Published by Oil Change International (exposing the true costs of fossil fuels), 44 pages, Washington DC, January 2013

07/03/14
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Vice News

Vice News, Feb. 27, 2014

Last fall, black dust began to blow through residential neighborhoods on the southeast side of Chicago. Only it wasn't really dust; it was a fine black residue that clung to everything it touched, including noses and throats. Residents eventually learned that it was an oil byproduct called petroleum coke — petcoke for short — and it was being stored in massive uncovered piles at facilities owned by the Koch brothers.

06/03/14
Author: 
Jeffrey Jones

Enbridge bypasses U.S. permit process for $7-billion pipeline upgrade. CALGARY--Enbridge Inc.’s $7-billion replacement of a major oil pipeline – its largest project to date – will boost overall shipping capacity to the United States while sharply reducing the maintenance bill on its system, the company says. The replacement has the added benefit of allowing Enbridge to avoid a U.S.

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