Alberta

09/09/21
Author: 
John Woodside
The cost of the Trans Mountain expansion project continues to soar, but by how much exactly is still not clear, according to a new report from West Coast Environmental Law. Photo via TMX / Facebook

September 9th 2021

The costs of the Trans Mountain expansion project continue to soar, but with the company behind it increasingly opaque since Ottawa bought the pipeline, it’s difficult to say by how much, according to a new report from West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL).

31/08/21
Author: 
Steve Karnowski
Water protector protesters dance and sing along to drumming during a protest against Line 3 and other pipeline projects at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

August 30th 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a decision by state pollution regulators to issue a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline, the latest setback for opponents who are trying to stop the project as it nears completion.

31/08/21
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Fossil fuel industry and Indigenous community workers from the Louis Bull Tribe install solar panels in 2017 at the Louis Bull daycare project. Photo by Joan Sullivan / Iron and Earth

Aug, 31, 2021

The Liberal Party’s climate plan includes commitments for a just transition and new funding to support fossil fuel-reliant provinces, but one oilpatch worker-led organization says the plan falls short of what is needed.

30/08/21
Author: 
Emma McIntosh
An oilsands facility near Fort McMurray, Alta., in 2012. Photo by Kris Krüg / Flickr

August 30th 2021

The lobby group representing Canada’s oil and gas industry has unveiled its list of asks for the 2021 federal election.

30/08/21
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Photo of a French tuberculosis ‘preventorium.’ We’re doing less to protect children from COVID-19. Photo: The Casas-Rodríguez Postcard Collection, Creative Commons licensed.

Aug. 30, 2021

Politicians are ignoring the threat, especially to our children. Citizens have to step up and do what our leaders won’t.

When governments play with viral fires, it is ordinary citizens, including our unvaccinated children, that get burned.

And so the fourth wave has arrived in our midst like some crazed arsonist in a dry forest under a heat dome.

22/08/21
Author: 
Nick Cunningham
Alberta's oil sands. Credit: Dru Oja Jay (CC BY 2.0)

Aug. 17, 2021

New pipelines could help Canada export more tar sands, boosting the bottom lines of Alberta’s oil producers. But experts warn that Canada is charting a ‘path to climate crisis.’

Wall Street analysts are advising their clients to invest in Canadian tar sands companies on the expectation that the highly controversial Line 3 and Trans Mountain Expansion pipelines overcome Indigenous-led public opposition and reach completion. 

22/08/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Alberta tar sands - Wikimedia Commons

August 17, 2021

Alberta oil production now exceeds its pre-pandemic high, and has increased 86.2% since 2010, according to new data from the Alberta Energy Regulator and ATB Economics.

The lion’s share of the output—86% —comes from the tar sands/oil sands, CBC reports.

15/08/21
Author: 
Audrey Carleton
DEMONSTRATORS PROTEST LINE 3 PIPELINE. IMAGE:  NICOLE NERI/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGE

Aug. 9. 2021

Enbridge is funding police who have violently responded to protests of its Line 3 pipeline.

A Canadian Oil company has given Minnesota law enforcement $2 million to fund the policing of protests against construction of its pipeline, Motherboard has learned.

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