Oil - Pipelines

Protect the Planet/Stop TMX
Climate Crime Scene
For Immediate Release Feb. 1, 2022
Conflict of interest: CER overrules concerns about Fraser River re-drilling by Trans Mountain
First Nations leaders
We are the power - poster
The Struggle against the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and for Indigenous sovereignty on Wet'suwet'en territory continues despite the pressures from the RCMP and industry, and an ongoing pandemic. 

The NY ledger
Tanker and fisherman

Jan. 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday canceled oil and gas leases of more than 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico, ruling that the Biden administration did not sufficiently take climate change into account when it auctioned the leases late last year.

John Woodside
Shell's Quest carbon capture plant captures less than it emits. Photo via NRCan

Jan. 26, 2022

An explosive report on one of the largest carbon capture and storage facilities in Alberta is challenging the wisdom of Canada’s hydrogen strategy.

The Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility operated by Shell near Edmonton is emitting more greenhouse gases than it captures, according to a report published last week by international NGO Global Witness.

Amanda Stephenson The Canadian Press
Jan. 24, 2022
A new Indigenous non-profit organization is seeking an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain Pipeline, saying its aim is to make sure communities along the pipeline’s route receive its benefits directly.

Nesika Services publicly launched Monday, calling itself a grassroots, community-led not-for-profit.

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Alberta Newsroom/flickr

Jan. 24, 2022

The federal government is looking into independent analysis claiming that carbon capture at a highly-touted Shell Canada demonstration project in Alberta is producing more greenhouse gas emissions than it prevents, The Energy Mix has learned.

Seth Klein
Columnist Seth Klein believes he has had a "sneak peek" at the B.C. government's Feb. 8 throne speech. Photo via Province of British Columbia / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Horgan's Throne Speech is slated for Feb. 8. Seth Klein's proposed text for it (below) is a fantasy, but it does lay out many of the tasks that need doing in the near future. Only a huge mobilization of BCers can force even some of them to be done.

           -- Gene McGuckin

Jan. 19, 2022

[The following is a work of fiction.]

Nelson Bennett
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will increase its capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day. (Trans Mountain)

Dec. 11, 2022

Trans Mountain has a lot of work to do in 2022 if it is to meet December in-service date

Trans Mountain Corporation has a lot of work to do in 2022 if it hopes to meet the target in-service date for its expanded pipeline and its capital budget of $12.6 billion.

Trans Mountain can only pray Mother Nature does not throw more wildfires, floods, or plagues at it this year.

According to recent third quarter financial reports, the project is only half built and 71% of the $12.6 billion capital budget spent.


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