Oil - Pipelines

06/04/18
Author: 
James Wilt
File photo of oilsands facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta by Andrew S. Wright

This article was originally published in DeSmog Canada on April 2, 2018. Republished with permission.

After more than a year of public hearings, the federal government unveiled its new and improved environmental assessment legislation in February 2018 with much ado.

06/04/18
Author: 
Posted by Matti K
Featured image: Indonesia oil spill, April 2018.

Indonesian port city of Balikpapan, on the island of Borneo, declared a state of emergency after pipeline fracture caused devastating oil spill along the coast, killing five fishermen and bringing health problems to hundreds of locals after it ignited.

The oil spill, which occurred over the weekend (March 31 - April 1), has now covered an area of around 18 km2 (7 mi2), contaminating the sea and polluting the air with thick black smoke. One protected dugong has already washed up dead on the shore.

06/04/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

MEDIA ADVISORY: UBCIC LEADERSHIP TO TAKE BOLD ACTION ON BURNABY MOUNTAIN

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Bob Chamberlin and Chief Judy Wilson to join defense of Indigenous Title and Rights from Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline project

 

WHAT:                  Indigenous leaders to take action at Kinder Morgan construction site.

 

WHEN:                 Saturday April 7th, 11:00 AM PDT

 

04/04/18
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
The Royal Dutch Shell stand at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Friends of the Earth demands the oil firm move away from fossil fuels to comply with Paris deal

The global flurry of legal campaigns against “big oil” has widened, with Royal Dutch Shell being threatened with legal action unless it steps up efforts to comply with the Paris climate agreement.

01/04/18
Author: 
The Real News
March 31, 2018

In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year but Sierra Club's Jodi Perras says that's 'a drop in the bucket' for the company which made a profit of $330 million last year.

01/04/18
Author: 
Michael Mayer
Delta 5 members in front of courthouse by Delta 5 Trial
March 29, 2018

It's a defense that goes back centuries, but has recently been mentioned in cases involving environmental activists.

30/03/18
Author: 
Emma Gilchrist
Illustration: Carol Linnitt with imagery from Richard Elzey via Flickr

[Editor: This is a great article! A must read.]

 

March 29, 2018
 
On a certain level, Vivian Krause and her cadre are right when they accuse Canadian non-profits of taking foreign money. American philanthropists do give money to Canadian non-profits.

There’s just one thing: it’s neither surprising nor clandestine.

29/03/18
Author: 
Sophie Woodrooffe / Staff Writer
A woman protests in front of the TD Bank in Sechelt. Demonstrators demanded that the bank divest from the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. - SOPHIE WOODROOFFE PHOTO

Two dozen protesters waved signs emblazoned with Rich Uncle Pennybags and chanted anti-Kinder Morgan slogans outside TD Bank in Sechelt as part of a weekend bank protest blitz involving nine TD Banks in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

“We are regular people who want a green environment for our children, our grandchildren,” said Bozena Whibbs, who co-organized the Sechelt event with her husband, Fred Whibbs.

29/03/18
Author: 
Kurtis Alexander
Shell, whose Martinez refinery is shown, is one of the fossil-fuel corporations scheduled to answer U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s eight questions about climate change in court on Wednesday. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle
March 19, 2018
 
A San Francisco judge who must decide whether to hold the world’s largest oil companies responsible for global warming is ordering up what many are calling the most comprehensive, and unusual, debate on climate change that the courts have seen.

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