Oil - Pipelines

CBC Staff
Haida Gwaii ship adrift

A 135-metre container ship laden with hundreds of tonnes of bunker and diesel fuel is adrift off the west coast of Haida Gwaii, says the Canadian Forces' Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria.

The Russian container ship Simushir is about 25 kilometres off Tasu Sound, according to the centre. 

The Canadian Coast Guard says the ship was incapacitated in gale force winds early this morning around 1:30 a.m. PT.

CBC Staff
Prudhomme Fire

RCMP said a TransGas pumping station near Prud'Homme, 70 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon, exploded Saturday, and a fire continues to burn at the site.

Fire departments from Prud'Homme and Vonda are on scene and working with TransGas employees, but they have yet to be able to move onto the site and are working to contain the fire.

​​TransGas is the pipeline transmission and storage subsidiary of the Saskatchewan crown corporation.

Dave Burdeniuk, a spokesman for SaskEnergy, confirmed to CBC News that the fire was continuing to burn Saturdayat the pump station.

CBC Staff
Syncrude Oilsands Extractjion Facility

The European Union has backed off a plan to label oil from Alberta's oilsands as dirtier than other oils and to make it harder to import.​

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, published a proposal early Tuesday that removes one of the biggest hurdles that was standing in the way of Canada exporting its oil directly to Europe, something that isn't currently happening in any significant way.

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The move comes at a time when tensions are rising between Europe and its top oil supplier, Russia.

Environmental Defense Staff
Kalamazoo River Closed Sign

The National Energy Board (NEB) just rejected Enbridge’s request for permission to restart its Line 9 pipeline until further notice.

It turns out that Enbridge has failed to meet one of the most important and basic safety requirements – providing proof that there are emergency shut-off valves on both sides of all major water crossings along the pipeline’s route.

Brad Hornick

A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice

by Edited by Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis and Joshua Kahn Russell
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CBC Staff
Village of Kitkatla

The Federal Court of Appeal has granted leave to the Gitxaala Nation to apply for judicial review of the Northern Gateway pipeline project's approval.

The Gitxaala is challenging the federal cabinet's approval of the Enbridge project.

The court application argues that the federal Conservative cabinet did not consider the Gitxaala's aboriginal rights and title in approving the oil pipeline proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge.

Jennifer Moreau

Kinder Morgan's pipeline work on Burnaby Mountain has been left in the legal lurch, following a National Energy Board decision on the company's request for an access order.

Before deciding, the board is asking Kinder Morgan to file a "notice of constitutional question," – a notice, also sent to the Canada's attorney generals, outlining the company's legal argument.

Kinder Morgan was asking the NEB for an access order that would have effectively nullified the city's bylaw against cutting trees in a public park.

David P. Ball
Kinder Morgan Treaty

Freshly fed with a wild salmon feast and stirred by drumming and anti-oilsands proclamations, a crowd of several hundred stood en masse to loudly sing Tsleil-Waututh Nation's anthem on Sunday.

Roughly 500 people crammed into the First Nation's North Shore community centre on the eve of what the band's culture and language manager Gabriel George dubbed an "historic event" -- the signing of an intertribal treaty against Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline through southern B.C.

Sacred Trust Staff
Salish Sea Treaty

Treaty makes Kinder Morgan Expansion Project illegal in Coast Salish Law

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC; SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – Today, First Nations from the lower mainland, Vancouver Island, and Washington State have come together to sign an historic treaty to protect the Salish Sea from tar sands oil and related threats, making the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project illegal under Coast Salish Law.

City of Burnaby

For immediate release: On September 8, the City of Burnaby filed a Civil Claim against Kinder Morgan, seeking an injunction to restrain Kinder Morgan from continuing to carry on works in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area in contravention of the city of Burnaby’s bylaws. The Burnaby Parks Regulation Bylaw prohibits the cutting of trees and damage to the park. Kinder Morgan workers entered the park on September 2, and cut down trees and bushes to allow for helicopter and drilling activities. Kinder Morgan ignored an Order from the City to cease bylaw contraventions.


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