Kinder Morgan said the company received the necessary approvals from the government.
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The company later corrected the employee's false statement.
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A court petition asks the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn an environmental assessment certificate granted earlier this year.
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.
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The expansion would triple the capacity of the existing pipeline.
I am not saying that the TMX must go forward. I have serious reservations about the project. However, I believe we need a fair debate on the topic and fair debates must rely on demonstrably sound evidence.
There could be serious pushback.
Chief Maureen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation her people have no interest in the kind of violent confrontations taking place over the Dakota Access pipeline.
A ruling by the federal government is expected before Dec. 19.
The immediate focus was the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline
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Let's be frank, climate change is real. We, as a country, have to do more to fight climate change. That being said climate change is a red herring in this discussion. Why? Because up to 80 per cent of the emissions associated with fossil fuels are generated in their combustion. Pipelines represent a negligible part of that equation.
The Alberta government clearly has a reason for wanting to facilitate the export of more oil and gas via the proposed TransCanada Energy East and Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipelines. But the NDP committed in its election platform to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to "work with Alberta Indigenous Peoples to build a relationship of trust and ensure respectful consultation."
The Liberal government is seeking collaboration, the natural resources minister says.
EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley says the proposed expansion of a pipeline to the B.C. coast is not just in Alberta's best interests, but is the best thing for Canada as well. "This important pipeline...