Oil - Pipelines

29/06/17
Author: 
Clothilde Goujard

A Trudeau government plan based on "scientific opinion" will allow oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in the middle of a proposed protected area.

28/06/17
Author: 
Secwepemcul’ecw Assembly

From June 2-4, 2017, members of our Secwepemc nation hosted a Secwepemcul'ecw Assembly off-reserve on the land to take action under Secwepemc law against colonial corporate development impacting Secwepemcul'ecw.

27/06/17
Author: 
Rex Weyler

re: coal mines closing because of cheap renewables: That is probably overstated, and it would be worth it for our networks of ecology minded people to understand this:  [see http://www.ecosocialistsvancouver.org/article/worlds-biggest-coal-company-closes-37-mines-solar-powers-influence-grows]

21/06/17
Author: 
Staff

The Quebec Federation of Municipalities, representing more than 1,000 communities and 3.8 million people across the province, has declared itself against the Energy East pipeline.

In a resolution adopted unanimously at its June 1-2 board meeting, the federation also calls on TransCanada Corporation to put aside a $5-billion emergency fund “to respond to eventual disasters caused by its pipeline.”

21/06/17
Author: 
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation

News Release

Tla-o-qui -aht First Nations

June 19, 2017

 

On Thursday, June 16t h, a tanker accident in the Upper Kennedy Lake area released approximately 3,000 litres of aviation fuel resulting in the shutdown of Highway 4 for approximately 24 hours. The spill has impacted the immediate site as well as the adjacent lake. Kennedy Lake is an important fish bearing site which is of critical importance to the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations.

 

18/06/17
Author: 
The Real News

Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris for The Real News in Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm here today with Eugene Kung, a staff lawyer with the West Coast Environmental Law Group. Eugene specializes in aboriginal and natural resources law. Thanks very much for joining us today.

 

Eugene Kung: Thank you for having me.

 

Dimitri L.: Eugene, why don't you just start by telling us a little bit about West Coast Environmental Law. What does the organization do? What is the nature of the practice?

 

18/06/17
Author: 
Shawn McCarthy, Justine Hunter and Kelly Cryderman

 

Crude exports via supertanker from the Port of Vancouver fell 40 per cent between 2014 and 2016, a decline that has led critics of the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to challenge the need for the project.

In its report last year recommending approval of the Kinder Morgan project, the National Energy Board cited the company’s figures when it said the terminal typically loads five crude tankers a month. It forecast that, with the proposed pipeline expansion, that number could climb to 34 a month depending on demand from shippers.

15/06/17
Author: 
Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
Heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D., in this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo. (Tom Stromme, The Bismarck Tribune/Associated Press)

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman calls ruling 'a significant victory'

A U.S. federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers didn't adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri River.

14/06/17
Author: 
Eric de Place

New evidence that Kinder Morgan may double its Whatcom and Skagit route.

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