Oil - Pipelines

Tamara Pimentel

January 29, 2019 

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Members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) in northern Alberta voiced its opposition to the Syncrude Mildred Lake extension project on Monday at a hearing in Fort McMurray, Alta.

“This project here is just going to continue to add to more problems we are having today,” said Chief Allan Adam of the ACFN.

“It isn’t going to get any better.”

Bob Weber - Primary Author
PIPELINE_MANAGER/wikimedia commons

January 25, 2019

Government support for six new tar sands/oil sands pipelines and four major liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, along with assorted tax cuts and regulatory breaks, led the wish list the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) released Tuesday in advance of the provincial election coming up in Alberta this spring.

Robyn Allan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters at a news conference in Ottawa on June 20, 2018. File photo by Alex

January 25th 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is relying on an aggressive and outdated Western Canadian crude oil supply outlook to re-approve Trans Mountain’s expansion. Trudeau’s outlook seriously contradicts the supply forecast oilsands producers support as commercially viable.

Tracy Sherlock
Scientist Kirsten Zickfeld and economist Mark Jaccard say oilsands expansion is inconsistent with Canada's climate goals. Photo by Michael Ruffolo

January 21st 2019

A pair of experts on global warming have thrown their support behind a new legal motion urging the National Energy Board to consider all climate-related impacts from the proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline and tanker expansion in its latest review of the project.

Craig Cameron
Aerial view of the Suncor oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray. Some governments are proposing to ask oil companies to pay them for the cost of climate change damage caused by their products.
January 21, 2019
West Vancouver council has been criticized for voting to send letters to the world’s biggest fossil-fuel companies to hold them accountable for their “fair share” of the costs related to climate change. I want to explain why I voted in favour.
Robyn Allan

November 26th 2018

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is aggressively advancing a false narrative about heavy oil’s deep discount. She presents the problem in two parts, neither of which stand up to scrutiny.

First, Notley purports that the abnormally wide price spread affects every barrel of heavy oil leading to millions of dollars a day in losses to the Canadian economy. And second, that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is crucial. Neither of these claims are supported by the facts.

Chris Campbell
A workshop on Burnaby Mountain burned to the ground Saturday night. SHANE MACKICHAN PHOTOS
Jan. 19, 2019
When Burnaby assistant fire chief Barry Mawhinney headed out to Burnaby Mountain on a 911 call Saturday night, he looked up and realized it was going to be a stubborn one.

He could see flames shooting into the air.​

“You could see this when I left the station,” Mawhinney said around 10 p.m. Saturday night after a team of 34 firefighters had managed to finally put out the fire at an unoccupied workshop.

West Coast Environmental Law

For Immediate Release – January 18, 2019

Environmental lawyers applaud Victoria’s recommendation of a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies


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