Oil - Pipelines

John Woodside
Burnaby is fighting back against Trans Mountain’s request to be excused from fire safety plans. Photo via Trans Mountain / Facebook

Dec. 29, 2021

Burnaby is fighting back against Trans Mountain’s request to be excused from certain fire safety plans.

Chen Zhou
John Horgan - BC NDP

Dec. 23, 2021

RCMP raids at Wet’suwet’en and Fairy Creek, and the silence of the federal party, are resurfacing old divisions among Canada’s New Democrats

Frustration is mounting among left-wing members of Canada’s New Democratic Party, who feel the party has lost its way.

In recent weeks members have publicly quit, others have circulated petitions and some have shared stories of what they perceive to be dirty tricks from a party leadership determined to ostracize them.

Justin Hunter
Material for the Trans Mountain Pipeline project sits in a storage lot outside of Abbotsford, B.C., on June 6. COLE BURSTON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Right! Tweaking! Will that be once a year or once every 6 months or.... How about when the pipeline is ruptured? Gene McGuckin
And the expansion is not to serve the Lower Mainland but for exporting oil! - Editor
Dec. 14, 2021
John Woodside
Regina city hall in September 2019. Photo via Mateus S. Figueiredo / WikiMedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Dec. 15, 2021

Nearly a year after the oil and gas industry squared off with Regina’s city council over a proposed amendment to ban fossil fuel companies from sponsoring city buildings or events, a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives uncovers the playbook used to kill the motion.

Alex Kotch, The Center for Media and Democracy
Oil pumpjacks line the horizon in Chevron's Kern River Oil Field, one of the largest in the United States, located just north and east of Bakersfield, on July 7, 2021, in Oildale, California. GEORGE ROSE / GETTY IMAGES

The bill would block firms that end these investments from receiving state government contracts or managing state funds.

December 12, 2021

As climate change accelerates and environmental disasters proliferate around the world, a Big Oil-funded business lobbying group has decided to attack financial firms that are taking their money out of fossil fuel companies, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has learned.

John Woodside
A report from the PBO finds Ottawa’s tax breaks to the fossil fuel sector are leaving nearly $2 billion on the table each year in lost revenue. Photo via Naveen Kumar / Unsplash

Dec. 9, 2021

report published this week by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) finds Ottawa’s tax breaks to the fossil fuel sector are leaving nearly $2 billion on the table each year in lost revenue.

Vaughn Palmer
Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline set up a support station at kilometre 39, just outside of Gidimt'en checkpoint near Houston B.C., on Wednesday January 8, 2020. PHOTO BY JASON FRANSON /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Dec 6, 2021 *
 “I have seen a disturbing video in which two young residents in my constituency were arrested with undue force." — Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen

VICTORIA — Cabinet Minister Nathan Cullen is challenging the RCMP over its handling of protests at the Coastal GasLink pipeline, claiming police used “undue force” in arresting two of his constituents.

“I am writing today as a resident and MLA for Stikine regarding enforcement behaviour by RCMP in furtherance of a court order in my region,” wrote Cullen in a letter Friday to RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki.


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