Oil - Pipelines

30/11/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook

November 28, 2019

The 2019 federal election has given Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, a golden opportunity. To be sure, the party's caucus was reduced to a band of 24, but a strong campaign by Singh staved off an even harsher fate that had loomed in the earlier polls. And in a minority government situation, Singh is in a pivotal position to influence the direction of the next Liberal government.

27/11/19
Author: 
Mia Rabson The Canadian Press
Bill Morneau, who remains Minister of Finance, arrives for a swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Justin Tang

November 26th 2019

The federal government says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will bring another $500 million a year in corporate tax revenue to be spent on fighting climate change, but the Liberals won't say where they got that number.

The figure was cited by the government when it approved the project a second time last June and was also included in the Liberals' campaign platform.

27/11/19
Author: 
Ross Belot

Nov. 26, 2019

Justin Trudeau and Jason Kenny are peddling a fantasy when it comes to fossil fuel development in Canada. Both play to Alberta’s desire for the boom years to return, rather than dealing with the likely future.

25/11/19
Author: 
Matt Robinson
November 25, 2019

"I knew that there were subsidies. I had no idea that we were literally giving up billions of dollars …"

— Tzeporah Berman, the International Program Director at advocacy group Stand.earth



B.C.’s provincial government provided at least $830 million in subsidies in 2017-18 for the production and consumption of fossil fuels, according to a new report out of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

22/11/19
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Texas Republican Lamar Smith, a noted climate denier and big recipient of oil and gas political donations, led a House committee that produced a report suggesting environmentalists are manipulated by the Russian government.

SPECIAL REPORT: Alberta’s ‘anti-energy’ probe makes a debunked US report its must-read.

Nov. 22, 2019

21/11/19
Author: 
Laura Kane
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

November 19th 2019

The Trans Mountain pipeline received $320 million in subsidies from the Canadian and Alberta governments in the first half of 2019, says a new report by an economic institute that analyzes environmental issues.

The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and $183.8 million in indirect subsidies that were not clearly disclosed to taxpayers, says the report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

21/11/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
File photo of diesel fuel storage tanks at an oilsands facility in 2014. Pembina Institute Photo

November 20th 2019

Canada’s biggest pension fund says it's “unfathomable” that the fossil fuel sector could wield disproportionate influence over its investment decisions, after a new report claims members of its board of directors and staff are "entangled with the oil and gas industry."

20/11/19
Author: 
Oliver Wainwright
 Empowerment … a ‘lowrider’ convention in Los Angeles. Photograph: Victoria & Albert Museum

Transforming everything from cities to the climate, the car is perhaps the most important designed object of the 20th century. Our critic travels to the Detroit plant where it all began

14/11/19
Author: 
Sharon J. Riley
Under a new system, the Alberta Energy Regulator will approve the vast majority of applications to drill for oil and gas within minutes via an automated process, according to documents obtained by The Narwhal. Photo: Shutterstock

Lobbying records obtained by The Narwhal show that as Alberta’s new government has pledged a ‘rapid acceleration of approvals,’ the province’s energy regulator has been moving ahead with plans that mean the vast majority of new wells will be approved by a computer in a matter of minutes

May 23, 2019 

The vast majority of approvals for Alberta’s oil and gas wells will soon be automated, reducing waiting times for drilling companies to as little as 15 minutes, The Narwhal has learned.

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