Oil - Pipelines

Carl Meyer
Export Development Canada headquarters in downtown Ottawa, June 25, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault
May 5th 2021

A Crown corporation’s financial support to the oil and gas sector came under scrutiny Tuesday as part of a new legal opinion outlining Canada’s obligations in responding to the climate crisis.

Amanda Coletta
02 May 21

or Michigan’s governor, the 645-mile pipeline jeopardizes the Great Lakes. For Canada’s natural resources minister, its continued operation is “nonnegotiable.”

Robert Hackett & Hanna Araza
If Canadians want a conversation about energy and climate policy undistorted by Big Oil's outsized influence, newspapers still matter. Are they doing the job? Illustration by Hanna Araza

April 29th 2021

We are living in a climate emergency. Canada's government admits that. But as Seth Klein has brilliantly shown in A Good War, provincial and federal policies fall far short of the scale of the challenge. One reason for Canada's laggardly climate policies is the economic, cultural and political power of the fossil fuel industries.

Insure Our Future
Oil pipes

Coalition Denounces Decision, Pledges to Ramp Up Pressure on Remaining Insurers to Cut Ties with Trans Mountain

Chris Campbell
This photo shows workers creating a tunnel.Trans Mountain

Apr. 27, 2021

TMX says it will last 200 days

A project that will dig and complete a 2.6-kilometre tunnel connecting Burnaby Terminal to Westridge Marine Terminal is “quickly approaching,” according to a new post by Trans Mountain put up on Earth Day.

“We're quickly approaching a significant Expansion Project milestone – the start of tunnel boring for the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel,” reads the post that includes a video (posted below) demonstrating how the project will take place.

Protect the Planet
Anna’s hummingbird in her nest. Nests are under 4 cm in diameter, made of feathers, moss and lichen and bound together by spider webs. Photo credit: @pacificnorthwestkate
​PRESS RELEASE, April 23, 2021

TMX tree cutting stopped until August, 120 days

Chris Campbell
The Burnaby Mountain tank farm. Dogwood BC/Screenshot

Apr. 21, 2021

For those who don’t know it, I live on Burnaby Mountain.

So perhaps it’s hypocritical to criticize the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project for the damage it has done to the mountain while also living in a housing development that isn’t exactly a high watermark for the environment.

But I didn’t approve this housing development – I just live here and housing is vital.

What isn’t so vital is this project, which has raped the mountain beyond recognition with the addition of new tanks at the tank farm.

Ian Austen and Christopher Flavelle
An iceberg off Cape Dorset, an Inuit community in Nunavut, Canada. There is growing evidence that Nunavut’s glaciers are shrinking, in part due to iceberg calving as a result of climate change.Credit...Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

April 21, 2021

Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris Agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada will arrive for President Biden’s climate summit on Thursday with an outsize reputation for being a warrior in the global fight against climate change.


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