Kinder Morgan Pipeline

B.C. Pipeline Approval 'Tainted' By Political Donations: Petition

CP | Geordan Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada British Columbia

A court petition asks the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn an environmental assessment certificate granted earlier this year.

On The Behaviour Of Diluted Bitumen In A Marine Spill

Blair King | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

To be clear, any oil spill, be it crude or diluted bitumen, represents a tragedy and catastrophe. The point of this blog post, however, is to establish whether diluted bitumen sinks in a marine spill; since that is what the activists fighting TMX keep insisting.

Mr. Trudeau, What Is Your Plan For Climate Action?

Kathleen O'Connor | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Kathleen O'Connor

Your government's commitment to safeguarding and improving Canada's democratic institutions and to science and fact based decision making are also qualities you like to highlight often, so the problem surely can't be that the answers aren't available.

Issues That Will Shape Canadians' Health And Wealth In 2017

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jasmin Guénette

As the year draws to a close, it's worth looking back at some of the public policy issues that made headlines over the past 12 months, and that have a good chance of being in the news during the next 12 as well.

Trudeau's Pipeline Approval Faces Court Challenge

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Politics

Liberals approved Trans Mountain oil pipeline last month.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval Was Right Decision For Canada

Perrin Beatty | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Perrin Beatty

Recently the government made a difficult decision that we know to be in the best interest of Canadians. The approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline is a win for everyone who believes that balanced, evidence-based decision making is crucial to our country's success.

Quit Lecturing Vancouverites For Opposing Pipelines

Rafe Mair | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

British Columbians have made extraordinary adjustments in their outlook in the last several decades. When I was a boy and a young man there was always another valley to log, another run of fish, more farmland around the corner, more rivers to dam or even reverse. This was considered our birthright. But though it took us a long time to realize it, we saw that we no longer had those luxuries.

Trudeau's Pipeline Approval Could Spark '20 Standing Rocks': Chief

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.04.2016 | Canada Politics

There could be serious pushback.

Canada's GHG Targets Complicated By Pipeline Approvals: Advocates

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's greenhouse gases have been slowly trending upward for half a decade.

B.C. Premier Says Feds Are 'Very Close' To Meeting Her Pipeline Conditions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The conditions were first unveiled in 2012.

Notley Ready To Do Battle With B.C. Pipeline Critics

The Canadian Press | Dean Bennett | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

The new pipeline is safer than moving oil by rail, she said.

Between Castro And Pipelines, Trudeau Bungled Playing Both Sides

James Di Fiore | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

His tap dancing this week was off beat, and instead of ingratiating himself to both sides he polarized Canadians twice, resulting in ridicule from the right and protests from the left. The polarizing effect Trudeau has initiated will be hard to escape.

Climate Leaders Don't Build Pipelines

Cameron Fenton | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Back in 2011, Canada made history by being the first country to formally pull out of the Kyoto Protocol. It was a bold move, but yesterday, Justin Trudeau actually managed to one up the feat, albeit in different style. On Tuesday, he approved the Kinder Morgan and Line 3 tar sands pipelines making Canada the first country on the planet to, in effect, promise to break the commitments they made to under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Althia Raj

B.C. Liberal MPs Brace For Backlash On PM's Pipeline Decision | Althia Raj | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau's team won 15 seats in the Greater Vancouver area last year.

Flood Of B.C. Outrage, Protest Greet News Of Kinder Morgan Approval

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Will keep speaking out against this pipeline expansion that doesn't make sense for our economic or environmental future."

Big Oil Lauds Trudeau's Pipeline Approval As Activists Vow To Fight

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business

Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines Tuesday.

Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan, Rejects Northern Gateway

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Thomas Mulcair accused the government of having a "Goldilocks approach" to pipelines.

Approving Kinder Morgan Would Make A Coal Phase-Out Irrelevant

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

According to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, phasing out coal will reduce emissions in Canada by five megatonnes. That's great news, but it's soured when you remember that the government just approved the Pacific Northwest LNG project, which is expected to add 11.5 to 14.0 megatonnes worth of emissions each year.

Vancouver Mayor: 'It Will Be Ugly' If Feds Approve West Coast Pipeline

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia

A former premier says a "North Dakota type of insurrection" is a possibility in Canada.

Can Civil Disobedience Spur Action On Climate Change?

Nick Fillmore | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

Ninety-nine young environmental activists achieved their goal on Parliament Hill on Monday by carrying out acts of civil disobedience. As conditions worsen, civil disobedience is a growing response to the lack of government action on climate change and the full-speed-ahead attitude of the fossil fuel industry.

First Nation's Kinder Morgan Pipeline Challenge Shot Down In Court

CP | Laura Kane | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"We haven't even played our main card of our rights and title.''

Time Is Running Out For British Columbia's Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

It has been 14 years since Southern Resident killer whales were listed as endangered under Canada's Species at Risk Act. Today, less than 85 of these whales remain. Despite their legal obligation to act, the federal government has failed to take measures to further recovery of the Southern Residents. As one of Canada's most endangered group of animals, actions for their survival cannot wait any longer.

Is Justin Trudeau Listening To Pipeline Concerns, Or Just Pretending?

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

During the 2015 election, the Liberal Party promised to listen to Canadians in an unprecedented way, and as we get closer to marking the first year of their government, signs have been good that they're trying to follow through. So much so that when it comes to climate change, it can feel like the government is trying to consult us to death. When it comes to climate consultation, the federal government is great at asking questions, but are they actually listening to the answers? The truth is, I don't know. The government of Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr in particular, have made no secret that they want to approve a pipeline.

Trudeau Violence Suggests Bigger Issues Behind Closed Doors

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

Trudeau's apology is illustrative of the behaviour of a child being caught with his hand in the cookie jar, then arguing it wasn't his fault because someone else put the jar there in the first place. His so-called apology was not so much about an acknowledgement of a wrongdoing, it was more about trying to put a spin on his indefensible actions.

So, What About All Those OTHER Pipelines?

CP | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business

Remember Northern Gateway?