Alberta

01/08/19
Author: 
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?

21/07/19
Author: 
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).

06/07/19
Author: 
John McMurtry
Tar Sands Protest

July 5, 2019 

Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada

As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada’s enforcement of the Trump administration’s unilateral embargo against Iran. This is what politicians called ‘the rule of law’. In fact, it is assisting the US takedown of China’s superior IT competition – Huawei – for not obeying the illegal US embargo.

04/07/19
Author: 
Dr. Tim K. Takaro

File OF‐Fac‐Oil‐T260‐2013‐03 60          July 4, 2019

Submitting Comment on:  A.  Condition compliance            B. Detailed route approval 

Title: Health Officers’ Council of BC calls health impacts assessment inadequate

01/07/19
Author: 
Deborah Jaremko

 

May 31 2019 - Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s announced acquisition of Devon Energy’s oilsands assets continues the “Canadianization” of the massive resource as international-based companies exit the sector. 

The trend was already well underway well before this week’s announcement, but it’s worth taking a look at how ownership of Alberta’s massive resource will sit following the deal’s close, which is expected in June.

29/06/19
Author: 
Eugene Kung

June 27, 2019 

The federal government’s skewed view of Indigenous consent, and its apparent conflict of interest on the pipeline, could pose a legal problem.

26/06/19
Author: 
J D Hughes

 

The above (low-resolution) image of the oil sands in 2018. Click on the link to view the images for each year from 1984 to 2018.

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25/06/19
Author: 
Tristan Hughes
‘This is how climate change denial will increasingly look in the future.’ Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

Approving a pipeline while declaring a climate emergency is ‘climate change denial with a human face.’

21 Jun 2019

The Trudeau government’s recent actions — declaring a climate emergency and re-approving the Trans Mountain expansion project within two days — aren’t just hypocritical: they’re morally equivalent to climate change denial.

25/06/19
Author: 
Deborah Jaremko

 

Canadian crude by rail activity is on the upswing again, according to new data from the National Energy Board. 

The NEB reports that rail offtake from the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin averaged 236,252 bbls/d in April 2019.

“This is a 40 percent increase over March 2019 exports but still down from the record high of 353,789 b/d in December 2018,” the NEB tweeted on Friday.

16/06/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Oil tankers are often seen off the beaches of Spanish Banks, Jericho, Kitsilano, and English Bay. YOLANDE COLE

June 13th, 2019

An economist and former ICBC president and CEO has adopted a new approach to raise public awareness about a controversial pipeline project.

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