Alberta

02/02/18
Author: 
kaur communications

VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - An oil spill off the coast of Vancouver in Howe Sound, which has dumped hundreds of litres of diesel into the local marine environment is being decried by environmental groups today as proof of the danger of increased tanker traffic that could result from the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

02/02/18
Author: 
Chris Hatch

The cosmos must be messing with Justin Trudeau and Rachel Notley. Just as the Kinder Morgan pipeline controversy surges to fever pitch over oil spill impacts, a barge near Vancouver has sunk, spilling diesel into the ocean in the territory of the Squamish Nation.

Media reports about threatened trade wars between B.C. and Alberta and commentary on the role of Justin Trudeau's government will now be accompanied by pictures of containment booms, spill responders and affected First Nations.

30/01/18
Author: 
Jenny Uechi

The B.C. government has introduced new oil spill regulations that include restrictions on transportation until "the behaviour of spilled bitumen can be better understood."

The measures announced Tuesday could complicate Texas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan's plan to expand its Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Alberta to the B.C. coast.

25/01/18
Author: 
Voters Taking Action on Climate Change
A disappointing decision from the court -- but still no US thermal coal exports down the Fraser River.
22/01/18
Author: 
Emilee Gilpin
Prime Minister Trudeau announces the federal government's Oceans Protection Plan in Vancouver, B.C. on Mon. Nov. 7, 2016. File photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey

The Trudeau government approved the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion project after being told in a series of memos that First Nations believed its "paternalistic" approach to consultations was both "unrealistic" and "inadequate," reveal newly-released records obtained by National Observer.

22/01/18
Author: 
Laura Kane
Kinder Morgan wants NEB to override Burnaby, B.C. bylaws. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER — Municipalities and residents in British Columbia are set to argue that the proposed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would damage sensitive ecosystems, harm public parks and trails and adversely impact homeowners.

The National Energy Board will hold hearings starting Monday on the route that would run through Burnaby, Coquitlam and north Surrey. Burnaby is a major opponent of the project and has publicly battled Kinder Morgan Canada.

20/01/18
Author: 
Kevin Orlnad

Alberta's tailings ponds cover about 97 square miles and hold enough waste to fill more than half a million Olympic-size swimming pools

[Provincial regulators estimate that cleaning up oilsands facilities represents a $27 billion liability, of which the companies have posted only about $1 billion in security. Environmental groups say the cost could be much higher.​]
08/12/17
Author: 
Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

CALGARY — A moratorium on loans for energy pipeline projects has been lifted, Desjardins Group said Wednesday, as it vowed to consider environmental, social and governance practices of clients in all future lending decisions.

The decision in July to temporarily stop pipeline loans had been applauded by environmental groups and First Nations opposed to oilsands development who urged the Quebec credit union to make the freeze permanent.

08/12/17
Author: 
Jeff Lewis, the Canadian Press

Kinder Morgan wins appeal over Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

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