Oil - Pipelines

09/06/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Tailings ponds in northern Alberta. File photo by Andrew S. Wright

June 3, 2022

Canadians stand to lose over $100 billion in the energy transition as investors around the world continue to pour money into fossil fuel assets that will eventually become worthless, a bombshell international study finds.

04/06/22
Author: 
Mitchell Beer
Frank Gruber/flickr

June 1, 2022

The decision by Canada’s six biggest banks to sink another $10 billion into the troubled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is no surprise after a federal loan guarantee made it a straightforward business decision to back the project, says the financial analyst who accurately predicted the decision 2½ months ago.

01/06/22
Author: 
Jason Proctor
Protesters display a Women's Warrior flag on Wet'suwet'en traditional territory on Dec. 19, 2021, after returning to blockade an area along the Coastal GasLink pipeline route. Crown is being asked to consider charges against 27 people arrested last fall in a series of blockades and actions against the pipeline. (Submitted by Arvin Singh)

Jun 01, 2022

The B.C. Prosecution Service plans to prosecute 15 protesters for criminal contempt for allegedly defying an injunction protecting construction of a controversial pipeline in northern British Columbia.

A Crown lawyer told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church on Wednesday that prosecutors need four more weeks to decide whether to charge 10 other protesters with criminal contempt in relation to blockades and actions last fall opposing Coastal GasLink's natural gas pipeline.

16/05/22
Author: 
Nina Lakhani in Colorado and Oliver Milman in New York
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May 11, 2022

140bn metric tons of planet-heating gases could be unleashed if fossil fuel extraction plans get green light, analysis shows

The fate of the vast quantities of oil and gas lodged under the shale, mud and sandstone of American drilling fields will in large part determine whether the world retains a liveable climate. And the US, the world’s largest extractor of oil, is poised to unleash these fossil fuels in spectacular volumes.

12/05/22
Author: 
Darren Shore
When fossil fuel corporations don’t pay their taxes, our future generations will also pick up the tab — and at this rate, that bill will be gargantuan. Photo by Eelco Böhtlingk/Unsplash

May 12, 2022

Almost all debate about taxes and climate change has focused on carbon pricing, eclipsing an uncomfortable truth: Canada’s tax system is undermining our ability to move quickly on the transition to clean energy.

12/05/22
Author: 
Damian Carrington and Matthew Taylor
Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger climate breakdown

"The Middle East and Russia often attract the most attention in relation to future oil and gas production but the US, Canada and Australia are among the countries with the biggest expansion plans and the highest number of carbon bombs. The US, Canada and Australia also give some of the world’s biggest subsidies for fossil fuels per capita."

May 11, 2022

11/05/22
Author: 
Zi-Ann Lum
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced a freeze on public funding for the TMX project in February. | Hector Vivas/Getty Images

May 10, 2022

The federal government, which halted new public funding for the pipeline, insists the transaction is not a change of course.

OTTAWA, Ont. — Trudeau Cabinet ministers recently approved a special C$10 billion loan guarantee to entice investment in the government-owned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

09/05/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Wet’suwet’en nation hereditary Chief Namoks walks with Chief Gisdaya, Chief Madeek, and Wing Chief Sleydo' while in Toronto for the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting on April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer

May 9, 2022

Canada is ignoring the condemnations of a United Nations human rights committee urging a halt to construction of the Trans Mountain and Coastal GasLink pipelines.

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