Oil - Pipelines

10/01/22
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Province of B.C./flickr  - Coastal GasLink, LNG Controversies Will Haunt B.C. NDP in 2022

Jan. 10, 2022

A major piece of unfinished business left behind at the end of last year looks certain to haunt British Columbia in 2022, as the province’s NDP government faces determined Indigenous opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline and the project itself runs into serious financial headwinds.

10/01/22
Author: 
JDSUPRA

January 4, 2022

When Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison announced in June 2020 that his office had filed a climate change lawsuit, the litigation strategy he described was relatively novel for a climate change case.

Rather than suing the petroleum industry for causing climate change, Minnesota sued the American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil Corp. and three Koch Industries entities for allegedly engaging in a campaign to deceive Minnesotans about the links between climate change and fossil fuels.

10/01/22
Author: 
Devika Krishna Kumar
A heavy hauler truck drives through a mine above the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Jan. 7, 2022

Canada's oil sands producers were able to export a record amount of crude to overseas markets thanks to a new link to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

08/01/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Ottawa’s clean fuel standard is being designed to help curb transportation sector emissions, but critics say the existing draft text will lock in years of fossil fuel use. Photo via Erik Mclean / Pexels

Jan. 7, 2022

Ottawa’s incoming clean fuel standard is being designed to help curb transportation sector emissions, but critics say the existing draft text waters down climate targets and will lock in years of fossil fuel use.

The standard has been in development since 2016 and is scheduled to take effect by the end of the year, aiming to cut about 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Ottawa wants the regulation finalized by spring to give time for companies to prepare.

08/01/22
Author: 
Primary Author: Clifford Maynes @CJMaynes
pipeline construction - Jay Phagan/Flickr

Jan. 6, 2022

The federal Crown corporation building the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion has been handed a seven-day deadline to answer tough questions about soil stability, drilling method, and environmental impacts after proposing to redrill and reroute part of a 1.5-kilometre tunnel beneath the Fraser River, an iconic salmon-bearing waterway near the Lower Mainland population centre of Coquitlam.

02/01/22
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Pulling oil from the tar sands - Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace

December 17, 2021

The Canada Energy Regulator is so closely tied to the fossil industry that it can’t be counted on to produce independent advice on the country’s path to net-zero—yet it’s considered the leading source of in-house energy modelling the Trudeau government has at its disposal, according to an independent expert commenting on the CER’s deeply flawed energy futures report released earlier this month.

29/12/21
Author: 
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.

25/12/21
Author: 
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.

15/12/21
Author: 
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
 
15/12/21
Author: 
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.

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