Canada Pipelines

Why Canada Needs Both Windmills And Pipelines

Katrina Marsh | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Katrina Marsh

There are many uses for fossil fuels, including oil, where the alternatives are nowhere near as advanced as wind turbines, solar panels or electric cars. Stopping pipelines in Canada does not speed up the development of alternatives to oil. It doesn't slow growing oil demand in emerging economies, where most of the growth in energy demand will come from in the future.

The Writing Is On The Wall For Alberta's Obsolete Oil Industry

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

I can understand that Alberta faces economic hardships; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the cabinet meeting would examine the challenges that Alberta has to face because the price of petroleum has fallen through the floor. But in 2015-16, is the building of pipelines an appropriate remedy for the economic woes of Alberta?

Let's Have An Honest Conversation About Pipelines And Ethical Oil

Blair King | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

The reality is that you can't have a legitimate discussion about the topic of oil without considering the ethics underlying our oil supply. Regardless of branding, ethical sourcing has to be part of the discussion. As a pragmatic environmentalist seeking only to ensure a healthy economy on a healthy planet, I would be remiss if I ignored the topic for such an inane reason.

Trudeau Says He's Been 'Crystal Clear' On Pipelines

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Conservatives couldn't get it done, he says.

Trudeau 'Waffling' On Pipelines Since Election: Ambrose

CP | CJME/CKOM | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Rona Ambrose and Trudeau were both in Saskatchewan on Tuesday.

Canada's Parties Can't Make The 'Leap' On Pipelines

Gord Miller | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Gord Miller

How is it that the national debate is not about bitumen and the future markets for that commodity? Instead, people drone on about pipelines, an abstraction of the petroleum production. The mantra has become: "If we build them, money will come." But will it? Is the world market price for bitumen so attractive that success is assured if we can only get it to tide-water? The answer is simple: No.

Why The Oil To Tidewater Argument For Tarsands Pipelines Is Bunk

The Council of Canadians | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Alberta
The Council of Canadians

The core premise of this argument is that lack of pipeline access to tidewater is forcing tarsands crude to be sold at discounted rates. With greater access and market diversity, will come higher prices for tarsands crude.

Dear Premier Notley: Alberta Workers Need Jobs Not Pipelines

Mike Hudema | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Business
Mike Hudema

Raising the minimum wage, diversifying Alberta's economy and supporting working people have my full support, but I'm sorry Premier Notley, I just can't get behind you on pipelines. New pipelines aren't good for the environment, they aren't good for the climate, and I'm sorry, but they aren't good for working people or good governance, either.

I Don't Care About Oil

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

My MEI colleagues and I have signed, in recent years, a number of texts explaining among other things the merits of oil and gas development in Canada,...

TransCanada Spends $13 Billion On U.S. Pipeline Company

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Business

Columbia operates a 24,000-km pipeline network.

Grits Share 'Common Objective' With Pipeline Supporters: Minister

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics

The natural resources minister faced a barrage of questions in the Senate on Wednesday.

Scientists Tell Trudeau, Premiers To Rethink Pipelines

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Politics

"We're trying to bring our best perspective as to what's going on in the global oil market and what are the good investments for Canada."

Don't Confuse Peter MacKay's Pipeline Claims For Facts

Elizabeth May | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

There is a catechism of the fossil fuel industry, with oft-repeated claims that seem by repetition to escape examination. Peter MacKay's recent opinion piece on pipelines was a veritable greatest hits compilation of such claims. He writes that "pipelines are by far the safest means of transporting oil." The first muddying of facts is the notion that we are talking about shipping oil. All the current pipeline proposals, including Energy East, are primarily about shipping unprocessed bitumen. Bitumen is in a pre-crude state and can only be casually referenced as "oil" if one accepted the idea that grain should be referred to as "croissants" when discussing markets.

The Conservatives' Rhetoric On Pipelines Is A Blast From The Past

Greg MacNeil | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Greg MacNeil

Rather than engaging in a robust post-election rebuilding process and seeking to broaden its base, the Conservative party has decided to retreat into their comfort zone of regional grievance politics. Under the leadership of Rona Ambrose, the Conservatives appear to be abandoning any attempt to repair the national coalition that swept them to power in 2006. Indeed, today they look more like the Canadian Alliance of the early 2000s than the governing Conservatives of the last 10 years. The latest and most obvious example of this is the party's recent opposition day motion on the Energy East pipeline.

Energy East Is Anything But Canadian Oil For Canadians

The Council of Canadians | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Business
The Council of Canadians

When TransCanada first announced its 4400km Energy East pipeline project from Alberta to Saint John, the spin was all about nation-building. This spin is dependent on the idea that Energy East will see crude produced in the Prairies replace so-called foreign imports to Atlantic Canada.

Lobbying Is A Profession In Need Of A Makeover

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there does seem to be a future for the industry. In fact, if we're not careful, B.C. could be overrun by lobbyists. Last year, there were 2,502 in-house and consultant lobbyists registered in the province, up from 1,451 four years ago. Whoever said the B.C. Jobs Plan wasn't working?

Trudeau Should 'Champion' Energy Sector, Brad Wall Says

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics

"We have a referee. It's the National Energy Board and it's the regulatory bodies and they should do their job, to be sure,"

Liberals Are Sidelining Scientists In New Pipeline Process: Tory MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Politics

You read that right.

Grits To Require GHG Emissions Review For Pipeline Projects

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Politics

"We believe it is important and, in fact, essential to rebuild Canadians' trust in our environmental assessment processes."

Paris Changed Everything, So Why Are We Still Talking Pipelines?

David Suzuki | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

With the December Paris climate agreement, leaders and experts from around the world showed they overwhelmingly accept that human-caused climate change is real and the need to curb emissions. In light of this, I don't get the current brouhaha over Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL, Northern Gateway or the Energy East pipelines.

Pipelines Aren't Getting Built, So Let's Get On With What Will

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Business
Cameron Fenton

Blinded by the push to build unnecessary fossil fuel infrastructure, politicians and pundits are drowning the conversation we need to have -- how to make the necessary shift to a 100 per cent clean energy economy. Politicians need to realize that in 2016, massive fossil fuel infrastructure is a wrongheaded place to invest -- both financially and politically.

Trudeau Has Broken His Promise To Overhaul The National Energy Board

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

While it's so ridiculous that you can't help but laugh at it, it's also unjust, anti-democratic and something that Canada's new prime minister promised would never happen again. Last June, now-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his party's environmental platform standing with his back to the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighborhood. With a withering critique that Stephen Harper's government had "chosen to be a cheerleader instead of a referee" when it came to pipelines, he promised a complete overhaul of the National Energy Board assessment process.

B.C. 'Unable' To Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The multibillion-dollar project would nearly triple the capacity of the existing pipeline that runs from a community near Edmonton to the Vancouver area.

Violent Extremist Infiltrators In Peaceful Protests? Not So Fast

Jillian Skeet | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Jillian Skeet

A recent intelligence report warns that peaceful anti-petroleum protests could be infiltrated by extremists to incite violence. While the report itself was just released, the actual study likely pre-dates the new Liberal government. It was probably intended as a companion to Bill C-51, which many Canadians have seen as an attempt to curtail the right to demonstrate on hot-button issues like proposed pipelines.

Canada's Climate Inaction Undermines Its Words In Paris

Cameron Fenton | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

I am really confused by my government right now, because when it comes to climate action, it feels like I have two different governments. One government is in Paris, and their words on climate sound like the kind of ambition we need. The other one is in Ottawa, and its actions are looking more and more like the Harper government's on climate change.