Oil - Pipelines

01/11/22
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Compiled by Gaye Taylor and Farida Hussain
North Sea Oil Platform - GFDL/Wikimedia Commons

Oct. 31, 2022

The world’s seven biggest oil firms are projected to reap gargantuan profits of US$173 billion this year, leading to fresh calls for windfall taxes on a sector that has thrived after Russia’s war in Ukraine led to sky-high fuel prices.

27/10/22
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Amanda Follett Hosgood
The Anzac River used to run clear, according to an environmental group. But this 2020 photo shows sedimentation following logging in the area. The group fears work on the Coastal GasLink pipeline could make things worse. Photo from Conservation North.

Oct. 27, 2022

Confusion Swirls Around CGL’s Environmental Risks

BC ordered Coastal GasLink to ‘cease’ variations from approved work plans. The company insists it hasn’t broken any rules.

Coastal GasLink maintains it’s not in violation of a compliance agreement it signed with the province aimed at reducing watershed damage along its pipeline route.

But the B.C. government ordered it to “cease” activities that violate the agreement on Oct. 14.

27/10/22
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Media lens
press in chains - photo

Oct. 26, 2022

Last week, Alex Nunns, author of ‘The Candidate – Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path To Power’ and former Corbyn speechwriter, described the current assault on democracy within the Labour Party:

‘What’s happening in the Labour Party is new. The Labour right, having had the shock of their lives in 2015, are now intent on eradicating the left entirely. This isn’t how their predecessors thought. It’s a new departure in Labour history that’ll have long term consequences.’

26/10/22
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Primary Author: Frank Jordans
 Trans Mountain construction - CTV News/Twitter

Oct. 23, 2022

Insurance companies that have long said they’ll cover anything, at the right price, are increasingly ruling out fossil fuel projects because of climate change—to cheers from environmental campaigners.

More than a dozen groups that track what policies insurers have on high-emissions activities say the industry is turning its back on oil, gas, and coal, The Associated Press reports.

26/10/22
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Donald Gutstein
Saskatchewan’s Boundary Dam 3 carbon capture and storage facility is one of three major CCS projects in Canada, and has consistently failed to meet its targets. Photo from SaskPower.

Oct. 26, 2022

Corporations, the province and allies like the Fraser Institute are pushing ahead with a flawed alternative to greener energy.

Big Oil and supportive governments have stalled action on climate change for so long that, as the clock ticks toward catastrophe, one of the last hopes is the expensive and unproven technology of carbon capture and storage, or CCS.

22/10/22
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Arno Kopecky
BC NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai addresses the media during a news conference in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Oct. 22, 2022

Two narratives collided head-on in spectacular fashion late Wednesday night when the BC NDP disqualified Anjali Appadurai from the party’s leadership race, alleging she broke multiple campaign rules, so clearing the way for David Eby to become the premier of B.C.

18/10/22
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Al Jazeera English; Reuters
France begins nationwide strikes, copes with major disruptions

Oct. 18, 2022
French trade unions have begun a nationwide strike to demand higher
salaries amid the highest inflation in decades, one of the biggest
challenges to President Emmanuel Macron since his reelection in May.

Tuesday’s strike, which primarily affects public sectors such as schools
and transportation, is an extension of the weeks-long industrial action
that has disrupted France’s major refineries and put petrol stations’
supply in disarray.

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