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.
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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...
Critics have condemned changes the previous Conservative government made to the board's review process.
The city has been ordered to pay the company's court costs.
"With this in mind, the panel has decided on its own volition to strike from the hearing record all evidence prepared by or the under the direction of Mr. Kelly."
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If we want to save more than memories of southern resident killer whales, we have to act now. This might include restricting the numbers and routes of vessels that travel through their critical habitat and cleaning up polluted waters while preventing additional contamination from new pollutants.
The goal is to fill any gaps in co-ordinating responses to spills.
Last week, the City of Vancouver and a North Vancouver First Nation argued that the pipeline is likely to cause spills along the B.C. coast.
The group of activists say the approval process goes against Canadians' charter rights.
He says there are legitimate national security and public safety reasons for not divulging the entire plan.
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"Basically for the last year or so we've watched more and more information be denied to us intervenors in the National Energy Board process."
Opinions run hot around pipeline conflicts, and more is ahead of us. There are many arguments for and against civil protest, but one of the most persistent is that these people are hypocrites. That if you drive a car, take a plane, use hairspray, or otherwise consume fossil fuels in any way, you have no right to stand up. This comparison is troubling for a number of reasons.
If a tar sands tanker hits a rock on the Kinder Morgan shipping route past Vancouver Island, the resulting spill could decimate wild salmon, clams, and other food sources that First Nations have relied on for centuries.
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BURNABY, B.C. - The president of Kinder Morgan says his company isn't responsible for the policing bill related to pipeline protests at a Metro Vancouver conservation site.Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan...
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Protesters Kim Fink and Peter Cech had their daughters with them when they joined hundreds of other protesters on Burnaby Mountain in opposition to Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion project. Fi...
So let's do the math here: three pipelines stretching 4,197 kilometres, generating tens of billions of dollars in profit, the vast bulk of which will leave Canada, for 228 permanent jobs at Enbridge, 50 at Kinder Morgan and 35 at Keystone XL. That's 14 jobs per kilometre. A word to the wise -- don't leave your day job.
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BURNABY, B.C. — Kinder Morgan is pulling its equipment out early from Burnaby Mountain — the area at the centre of anti-pipeline protests in Metro Vancouver. Lisa Clement, with Trans Mountain media re...
VANCOUVER - A judge threw out civil contempt charges Thursday against dozens of activists who have been arrested while demonstrating against a pipeline project on a mountain near Vancouver.The ruling...
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association says it's likely the RCMP may have been acting outside the law in its recent arrests of dozens of protesters on Burnaby Mountain. The association points to a new c...