Oil - Pipelines

Sabrina Shankman, Julia Kane
A tank used to emulsify asphalt caught fire and exploded early Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in a Camden County, New Jersey neighborhood, officials said. Police began receiving 911 calls about 12:49 a.m. from people living near the Blueknight Energy Partners in the 200 block of Water Street in Gloucester City, according to the county’s Office of Emergency Management. Credit: Pennsauken Fire Department

Industry experts believe that changes in the makeup of asphalt and No. 6 fuel oil products stored in heated tanks across the country could pose a risk to workers and nearby communities.

Brent Patterson
Protesting Line 3 in Minnesota - Photo by Nicholas Pfosi/Reuters.

June 11, 2021

Nearly 250 people were arrested in Minnesota on Monday June 7 protesting against a Canadian-owned tar sands pipeline being built on Indigenous lands.

John Woodside
Founder of the Giniw Collective Tara Houska speaks to a crowd at the Stop Line 3 protests. Photo courtesy of Giniw Collective

June 8th 2021

Protesters descended on northern Minnesota over the weekend in an attempt to stop construction of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, which critics say would deal a devastating blow to the water table and lock in unneeded fossil fuel infrastructure.

Hiroko Tabuchi, Matt Furber and Coral Davenport Hiroko Tabuchi reported from New York City, Matt Furber from the protests in Minnesota and Coral Davenport from Washington.
Demonstrators near Park Rapids, Minn., on Monday.Credit...Tim Gruber for The New York Times

Updated June 8, 2021

Martin Lukacs
Natural Resources Canada is located in the Sir William Logan Building in Ottawa, Canada.

June 4 2021

Experts warn Minister O’Regan’s “boost” to industry may be skewing Canada’s approach to climate crisis

Canada’s Department of Natural Resources is acting as a “champion” for the oil and gas industry, intervening in the work of other federal departments to advocate for less regulation of the beleaguered sector, according to documents seen by The Breach.

Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press
Oil pipes
Jun 4, 2021 | 2:08 AM

OTTAWA — Federal officials were asking themselves how many pipelines does Canada really need in the days after U.S. President Joe Biden cancelled Keystone XL.

The query was posed in a briefing note from Natural Resources Canada and released to The Canadian Press under federal access-to-information legislation.

Canadian Press
TMX pipeline work

June. 3, 2021

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — An order stopping tree cutting and grass mowing across the entire Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was issued Thursday by the Canada Energy Regulator, the agency that enforces safety and environmental guidelines for pipeline projects across Canada.

A statement released by the CER said it issued the order to immediately stop all clearing activity "to prevent harm to nesting birds in the pipeline project’s right of way and to ensure Trans Mountain is correcting any issues it has in relation to contractor oversight and management." 


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