Oil - Pipelines

Linda McQuaig
Jason Kenney

July 31, 2019

With the exception of Donald Trump’s claim that he’s draining the swamp, it’s hard to imagine a clearer example of gibberish than Jason Kenney’s claim that he’s defending Alberta against “foreign-funded special interests.”

Cecile Favron, Peak Associate
Burnaby Mountain tank farm - Image courtesy of Burnaby Now

July 30, 2019

How prepared is SFU when faced with complications at the tank farm?

After Angela Brooks-Wilson became a professor at Simon Fraser University, her family relocated to a neighbourhood just minutes from campus at the base of Burnaby Mountain. It was supposed to be the house that she and her husband would live in for the rest of their careers and into retirement.

Jillian Ambrose
 BlackRock’s fund is larger than the economy of Japan. It is the single biggest investor in the global coal industry, and one of the top three investors in most large oil companies. Photograph: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy

July 31, 2019

World’s biggest fund manager urged to invest in clean energy for good of the climate and its investors

BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has lost an estimated $90bn over the last decade by ignoring the serious financial risk of investing in fossil fuel companies, according to economists.

Geoff Dembicki
Iron & Earth founder Liam Hildebrand holds a photo of himself standing by a log cabin in the woods. His message: ‘There are two major parts to who I am, the steelworker who is also passionate about the environment.’ Photo from Iron & Earth.

July 31, 2019

‘Tens of thousands’ of people would be put to work immediately in high-skill jobs, say advocates.

What will a transition away from oil and gas mean for workers in Alberta?

David Thurton

Jul 28, 2019

$3M will go to Crown corp's executives and $2.48M to employees in 2021

Months before the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was approved a second time, the leadership of the new government-owned pipeline company approved $5 million in future bonuses for top executives and employees to keep them onboard.

Susan Marta Robertson Smyth
Arrest at tank farm

RE : Statement presented to the Honourable Justice Kenneth Afflek regarding my arrest on April 12th, 2018 for the alleged breach of the Order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia made for Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC.Your Honour I would like to begin with respectfully acknowledging that we are on unceded Tsleil-Watuth, Squamish, Musqueam and Stolo territories.


I am truly grateful for the opportunity our Canadian Justice system provides for me and all Coast Protectors to tell our stories .




Media Release            For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Canada seeks to block youth climate strikers from Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline challenge

The Canadian Press

JULY 24, 2019

CALGARY — An Indigenous group planning to bid for ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline is launching a "listening tour" of Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta.

Project Reconciliation says the tour will begin in Kamloops in mid-August and will invite First Nations and Metis Nation people and communities along the pipeline route from Edmonton to the West Coast to share their thoughts about Indigenous ownership.

Nelson Bennett

 July 18, 2019

Financing costs total $87 million in first seven months of government ownership

The Trans Mountain pipeline posted a $36 million net loss for the federal government in the first seven months that it owned the pipeline, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

A big chunk of that loss is attributable to $87 million in financing – i.e. interest on the debt the government incurred to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada (TSX:KML).

Camille Bains
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
 July 10, 2019 1:25AM EDT 

VANCOUVER -- Six First Nations that have filed another legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say Canada's ownership of the corporation behind the project created a bias that prevented full consultations as ordered by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation said Canada had an opportunity to "get it right" but failed to take environmental risks into consideration as part of a rushed consultation process.


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