Oil - Pipelines

Oliver Milman
A new database of fossil fuel lobbyists shows how they represent clients with contradictory aims. Illustration: Javier Palma/The Guardian

July 5, 2023

Exclusive: new database shows 1,500 US lobbyists working for fossil-fuel firms while representing universities and green groups

More than 1,500 lobbyists in the US are working on behalf of fossil-fuel companies while at the same time representing hundreds of liberal-run cities, universities, technology companies and environmental groups that say they are tackling the climate crisis, the Guardian can reveal.

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
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Attached below this article is a table of how soon the known global reserves of a number of key minerals/elements will be completely depleted at the current rate of exploitation. 

June 27, 2023

The Canadian government must take the lead in protecting Canadians from an inevitable “terminal decline” of the global oil and gas sector, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) concludes in a detailed analysis released yesterday.

Arielle Samuelson
A heat dome is broiling Texas and putting the state’s power grid to the test. Source: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

June 29, 2023

Renewables are the only reason Texas' power grid hasn't failed during this month's punishing heat wave, a grid expert tells HEATED

As a Californian who’s been through extreme heat waves, I’ve felt a lot of empathy this week for Texas, which is suffering its third week under a deadly heat dome pushing temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius). 

Nia Williams
FILE PHOTO: A pipe yard servicing government-owned oil pipeline operator Trans Mountain is seen in Kamloops

June 26, 2023

(Reuters) - Oil shippers on the Trans Mountain expansion (TMX) project are challenging proposed pipeline tolls filed by Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain Corp with regulators last month, citing concerns about significant costs increases.

TMX will nearly triple the flow of crude from Alberta to Canada's Pacific Coast to 890,000 barrels per day, and is due to start up early next year.

Tori Fitzpatrick
Environmental advocates called on Premier David Eby and the B.C. government to put an end to fracking and other fossil fuel extraction in the province. Photo by Tori Fitzpatrick

June 29, 2023

On the two-year anniversary of a heat dome that killed 619 people, environmental advocates issued a plea to B.C. Premier David Eby to slash greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate targets the province has set for the end of the decade.

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
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June 22, 2023

A county government in Oregon is suing more than a dozen fossil fuel companies for the costs it incurred in a 2021 heat emergency that killed at least 69 of its residents, in a move that could help prepare the ground for similar legal action in Canada.

Seth Klein
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau helps to install solar panels on a roof during a campaign stop in Iqaluit, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Photo by:The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette

June 16, 2023

The federal government has tabled its long-awaited Sustainable Jobs Act (formerly to be known as Just Transition Act).



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