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Hundreds Of Protesters Rally In Montreal Ahead Of Election Debate

CBC | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Politics

The protest was loud, as people chanted and booed while the leaders arrived, but it remained peaceful.

Here Are The Realities Of Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Blair King | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

We need to move towards a society where oil products are not used for power or fuel. Until that day comes, we need these products and the safest, most environmentally responsible way to get them to us over land is via pipelines.

Notley Hopeful Quebec Will Back Energy East Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I'm hopeful that we'll get some good results ultimately."

Layoffs Hit TransCanada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business

Most of the layoffs will be in Calgary.

Inaction on Climate Change is Mutually Assured Destruction

John Cartwright | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Impact
John Cartwright

Extreme weather conditions, storms, flooding, droughts and ice melting are the new reality in too many parts of the world. People are losing their livelihood, their homes, their jobs -- and even their lives. While scientists and faith leaders call for urgent action, our political leaders have failed to take necessary actions.

We Should Transport as Much Oil as We Can by Pipeline

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Just about every aspect of our lives involves a certain amount of risk, of course. It's all about risk management. And indeed, despite the occasional high-profile accident like last week's spill in California, pipelines in general remain very safe. One realistic alternative to transporting Canadian oil by pipeline is transporting that same oil by train or by truck. Yet both of these methods of transport are less safe than pipelines. Logically, then, we should transport as much oil as we can by pipe, and as little as possible by rail or road.

Oil-Train Derailments in Canada Expose Folly of Anti-Pipeline Movement

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

Four recent oil-train derailments--two in the United States and two in Canada accompanied by yet another drive-by rhetorical smear of the Keystone XL pipeline by U.S. President Barack Obama--have re-invigorated the debate over how Canadians and Americans transport oil.

When Mother Earth Has Nothing Left To Give, We Must Slow Down

Ecojustice | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

We must learn from people who have a deep connection to place and accept that the earth has limits that must be respected.

Keystone News Unsurprising After Harper Wrecked Canada's Relationship With The U.S.

Sandy Garossino | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

How did things go so badly that Canada doesn't have the heft or goodwill in Washington to add a single pipeline to a nation benoodled with them? The answer lies in the delusional hubris of Stephen Harper.

Quebecers, Don't Let TransCanada's Sweet Words Fool You Into Supporting the Pipeline

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

Would the spokesmen for TransCanada be able to give a logical explanation as to how mere transshipment of petroleum using automated pumping systems would create jobs or any worthwhile economic activity in our province?

Clean-Up Of Pipeline Leak Almost Complete

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said Monday that it's working with the Alberta Energy Regulator to find out what caused 60,000 litres of cru...

Pipeline Spills 60,000 Litres Of Crude Oil In Northern Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

RED EARTH CREEK, Alta. - The Alberta Energy Regulator says close to 60,000 litres of crude oil have spilled into muskeg in the province's north.An inc...

Keystone XL Rejected By U.S. Senate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has rejected a proposal to fast-track the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Pipeline supporters need...

We'll Never Know How Much Kinder Morgan Spent In B.C. Municipal Race

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

While voters will someday know how much non-profits including Dogwood Initiative spent during the election, as it stands it will forever remain a mystery how much oil giants such as Kinder Morgan have pumped into advertising during this year's municipal campaign.

Mr. Mulcair, the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence Is As Important As the Pacific Coast

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

If you hope to repeat the success of May 2, 2011, I invite you to take a firm stand against the TransCanada East pipeline and you must demand that the National Energy Board hold public hearings that are not mere rubber stamps for the oil industry.

For Energy Exports, Canada Is Running Out of Time

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

The University of Calgary's School of Public Policy has put out an important report that sheds light on an under-discussed dimension of Canada's energy export challenge: the time factor. At this point, most people (we hope) are aware that Canada faces physical bottlenecks in the transport of its energy resources to global markets.

This Tribal Chief Isn't Too Worried About the Pipeline

Andreas Krebs | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andreas Krebs

Terry Teegee doesn't seem too worried about the Harper government's recent approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. According to the tribal chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, the announcement's low profile signals waning support for the pipeline from the prime minister.

The Pipeline Isn't a 'Nation Builder,' It's a Call For a People's Intervention

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Anyone claiming this pipeline is a done deal is ignoring the fact that Enbridge faces a major uphill battle. The federal government's approval of the pipeline was likely the easiest hurdle that Enbridge had to jump. The Harper government and Big Oil are looking East because they think it is an easier road to tar sands expansion than the road to the West. We can turn this project that Stephen Harper calls a "nation builder" into a movement builder. Energy East, its review and Harper's pipeline plans need a People's Intervention. Now it's our chance to give it to them. It is easy to approve a pipeline, but a whole lot harder to build one.

Kinder Morgan Makes For Strange Bedfellows

Ecojustice | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

We are mystified that with so much at stake, with the risks of this project being so high, the board would quibble over nine days. We would have expected the board to err on the side of good process and give Kinder Morgan the extra time to answer the questions that have been asked by municipalities, landowners, local businesses, First Nations and environmental organizations.

TransCanada Plans To Build New B.C. Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says it plans to build a $1.9-billion pipeline to help feed Chevron Corp. and Apache Corp.'s proposed liquefied ...

How To NOT Make Friends, Influence People At Anti-Pipeline Rally

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Conservative Sun TV broadcaster Ezra Levant showed up at an anti-pipeline rally in Vancouver over the weekend, and predictably stirred things up with ...

Are We Fully Understanding the Consequences of Oil Transit Accidents?

Nick Martyn | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada
Nick Martyn

While the probability that a train-load of inappropriately classified oil products would careen down a hill in rural Quebec and explode, killing 47 people and contaminating a fragile lake ecosystem was so infinitesimally small as to be almost incalculable, the consequences were devastating and will be felt for generations.

What the TransCanada Pipeline Will Really Cost Us

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Carl Duivenvoorden

Because Alberta oil is landlocked and therefore traditionally sold below world prices, it's been suggested that bringing it east will lower energy prices for us. It's probably more realistic to expect that Alberta crude will get more expensive as soon as a pipeline links it to us, and the world market.

What's Good For Oil Sands Companies is Not What's Good For Canada

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada
DeSmog Canada

We're producing so much oil sands crude that we've overwhelmed cross-border pipeline capacity. Now the industry is stuck in a Catch-22. Profit margins have dropped dramatically. To reassure investors, bitumen miners talk about dramatically expanding production. But the more we produce, the more we exacerbate the supply glut.

Obama's Message to Canada: We Don't Want Your Oil

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

Whether or not one favors Mr. Obama's energy policy, there's one thing very clear about it: Canada's oil is not something that factors into Mr. Obama's calculations other than in the negative: it's not "American" energy, it's in the basket of "imported oil" that the U.S. wishes to curtail, and to Mr. Obama it's the wrong sort of energy.