Alberta

08/12/17
Author: 
Mike De Souza
Indigenous protesters drum up support in their battle against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion pipeline in Vancouver, B.C. on Tues. Nov. 29, 2016. Photo by Roger Pimenta

Canada's energy regulator says Texas energy giant Kinder Morgan doesn't have to follow all the rules of a city at the end of the route of its major west coast pipeline expansion project.

07/12/17
Author: 
Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)

December 7, 2017, BURNABY, BC.

Media Release – Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)

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How many calls will save us from a Kinder Morgan tank farm explosion?

 

05/12/17
Author: 
Gary Mason / Coast Protectors

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is fighting a pipeline war on two fronts. It's difficult to say whether she's winning either campaign.

25/11/17
Author: 
Brandi Morin
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is advocating for the expedited building of pipelines like the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion in B.C. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Rachel Notley advocated expedited building of pipelines like the Trans Mountain expansion

First Nations chiefs opposed to oilsands development are decrying Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's promises to incorporate climate change commitments while pushing for more pipelines to be built.

Notley advocated for the expedited building of pipelines like Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion in B.C. during a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday.

 

20/11/17
Author: 
Geoffrey Morgan
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline demonstrate on the Dodge Street pedestrian bridge during rush hour in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 1, 2017. CANADIAN PRESS/AP/NATI HARNIK

Published on: November 20, 2017

CALGARY – After nine years of regulatory reviews, TransCanada Corp. now has the approvals it needs to build its long-delayed and much-debated Keystone XL pipeline.

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The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted three to two Monday in favour of the 830,000-barrel-per-day pipeline crossing through the state.

17/11/17
Author: 
Nia Williams and Kevin O'Hanlon
An aerial view shows the darkened ground of an oil spill which shut down the Keystone pipeline between Canada and the United States, located in an agricultural area near Amherst, South Dakota, U.S., in this photo provided Nov. 17, 2017.  HANDOUT/TRANSCANADA

The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

Canadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada Corp shares slid on Friday, the day after the 5,000 barrel spill, tied for this year's largest pipeline leak in the United States.

No date has been set for reopening Keystone, TransCanada said, adding that a media report that had stated a restart date was incorrect.

17/11/17
Author: 
Gloria Galloway
Wood Buffalo National Park was created in 1922 to protect one of the last remaining free-roaming northern bison herds in the world.  WOOD BUFFALO NATIONAL PARK

Canada's largest national park – established 95 years ago to protect the last herds of northern bison – is deteriorating and faces significant threats from climate change and industrial development, says an international agency that monitors world heritage sites.

The International Union on the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is based in Switzerland and was established in 1948 to encourage conservation and natural diversity, released a World Heritage Outlook report this week that examines the condition of ecologically important sites around the globe.

17/11/17
Author: 
The Canadian Press

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 795,000 litres of oil in Marshall County, S.D. just days before Nebraska is set to decide the fate of its Keystone XL pipeline

The company (TSX:TRP) said its crews shut down the Keystone pipeline system early this morning between Hardisty, Alta. to Cushing, Okla, and a line to Patoka, Ill. and that the line is expected to remain shut while it responds to the spill.

13/11/17
Author: 
The Canadian Press
An oilsands tailings pond. JEFF MCINTOSH / THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — The Canadian government says it lacked the scientific evidence to determine if oilsands tailings ponds were leaking into waterways and hurting fish.

But the government says it continues to work on methods to determine if chemicals associated with bitumen in groundwater are natural, or the result of industry.

The government has provided a response to a call from the environmental arm of NAFTA to explain what Canada is doing to stop oilsands tailings ponds from leaking into Alberta waterways.

29/10/17
Author: 
James Wilt

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has approved a tailings management plan from oilsands giant Suncor, despite the plan relying on “newly patented, unproven technology” that will require decades of monitoring.

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