Canada Pipeline

There's An End In Sight In The Fight Against Mass Incarceration

Robyn Keystone | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Robyn Keystone

While we may not have the same incarceration numbers, private prisons or overt existence of a prison pipeline, Canada has seen an increase in incarceration over the last decade, and this population continues to be over-represented by black, brown and Latino youth. This highlights a need for open discussion.

Avoidable Errors Cause 20 Pipeline Leaks A Year In Canada

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Business

Oil has contaminated rivers, wilderness and city streets.

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.

Report Exposing Trans Mountain Pipeline Risks Is Fatally Flawed

Blair King | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

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.

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.

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.

Approving Pipelines Would Put Trudeau In League With Trump

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

When Justin Trudeau said that "Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the United States," in his statement responding to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President, he was right. But while Trudeau extolled how this should mean collaboration with Trump, being the kind of climate leader the world needs is going to mean Trudeau standing up to Trump, not sitting down with him.

Canada Has Legions Of Ken Bones Of Its Own

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

So how did this red-sweatered troll, posing as an undecided voter, get selected to appear on stage at such an event to ask, "the question"? Typical, it turns out. For starters, he made no prior mention of his deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. Just a concerned, undecided voter.

It's Time to End Canada's Pipeline Circus

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin O'Leary

I have come to the conclusion that this decision is too important to leave in the hands of short-sighted federal, provincial and municipal politicians. Nor do I want to leave it to the oil industry or other lobbyist or environmental groups to decide. I want the ultimate decision to be made by the people of Canada, all the people, every single one.

Pipeline Versus Rail 'Debate' Sticks Canadians With A False Choice

Ecojustice | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business

Instead of asking how to move more and more crude oil, let's start asking how we can have a cleaner, greener economy that keeps people safe, the environment pristine, and delivers good green jobs. Once you start asking that question two big things become clear.

Activists Need To Take The Time To Understand What They Are Opposing

Blair King | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

The problem with the activist community is that it seems to be made up primarily of well-meaning but non-technically trained individuals. They both don't know the science and many lack the skill-set to interpret the research when it is presented to them.

Saskatchewan Oil Spill Reminder That No Pipeline Is Safe

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Gerard Montpetit

On the TV news and in newspapers, we have seen that a pipeline, property of Husky Oil, has spilled more than 200,000 litres of petroleum in the North Saskatchewan River. The oil slick is rapidly moving downstream, polluting the river bottom as well as the drinking water of wildlife, livestock and the citizens living in its watershed.

If You Want To Fight Climate Change, Don't Fight Pipelines

Blair King | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

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.

TransCanada Silence On Climate Speaks Volumes In Pipeline Debate

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

I think I'm reasonably well versed in issues surrounding the Energy East Pipeline, both economic and environmental. But I am struck by how, in any official TransCanada communications about environmental implications of the project, climate change is never mentioned.

Aboriginal Input On Pipelines Is Key To Better Relations: Study

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Business

The government is reviewing the environmental assessment process amid protests over pipelines.

Dogs Can Sniff Out Oil Pipeline Leaks, But Industry Prefers Gadgets

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

But the industry tends to go for high-tech methods.

Canada Cannot Export Its Responsibility To The Environment

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Energy East is more than a mere pipe that transports the product from point A to point B. It is an essential link of the industry. It is clear that Energy East is co-responsible for all the GHG produced by the 1,100,000 barrels that will travel through this pipeline on a daily basis.

Don't Pretend The Pipeline Debate Is Only About Energy

Alan Ramón Ward | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Alan Ramón Ward

It sometimes sounds as though pipeline proponents are the true environmentalists among us. Commentary in favour of the pipelines has followed suit with generous explanations of our current needs and the realities of energy consumption. They ask: are opponents of the pipelines in denial about our current reliance on fossil fuels? And if these bleeding hearts do admit that we do need fossil fuels to power our country, are they comfortable importing Saudi oil forever? I believe that such questions willfully miss the point.

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

Blair King | Posted 04.29.2017 | 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.

Chairman Harper Was Right About Justin Trudeau

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

The greatest worry about Justin's pre-electoral inexperience was his sympathetic talk about oil pipelines and, for those of us in BC, Premier Christy Clark's aspirations for LNG. True, Mr. Trudeau didn't keep his mutually exclusive views a secret. He had already made his thoughts known about how it could be done "environmentally responsibly," a notion that's in contrast to the overwhelming science on climate change.

What Inspires Me To Blog

Blair King | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

I have been asked recently why I blog on The Huffington Post. The question has come from a friend as well as a journalist, on Twitter, who suggested that I am taking food off his plate. My intention in my blogs is not to court conflict. Rather, I want to highlight the misuse of science in environmental decision-making.

Dispelling Some Myths And Misconceptions About Energy East

Blair King | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Business
Blair King

My blog post last week (I Support The Energy East Pipeline As A Pragmatic Environmentalist) made quite a splash resulting in me receiving a lot of both positive and negative feedback. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the negative feedback consisted of unsupported and/or unsupportable "facts" about the proposal.

I Support The Energy East Pipeline As A Pragmatic Environmentalist

Blair King | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Business
Blair King

I know that the term "ethical oil" has some blemishes on it because of issues surrounding its origin, but I believe in the concept behind the term. I want my personal gasoline purchases to go towards subsidizing medicare and not subsidizing a despot or paying for a tyrant to bomb his neighbour.

Scrapping Keystone XL A Victory For And By The People

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

Keystone was a fight that no one thought we could win. When the pipeline was first proposed, every energy analyst, every journalist and every politician either had never heard of it or thought the same thing -- the pipeline was a virtual certainty and its approval was imminent.

Who Do Citizens Get To Lobby?

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

As a member of the minority of 99 per cent, I am dreaming that a high-ranking volunteer of the new government would give me advice on how to influence the newly-elected prime minister who will negotiate next December's Paris Conference and the necessary reduction of greenhouse gases.