Canada Pipelines

Energy East Is Anything But Canadian Oil For Canadians

The Council of Canadians | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Business
The Council of Canadians

When TransCanada first announced its 4400km Energy East pipeline project from Alberta to Saint John, the spin was all about nation-building. This spin is dependent on the idea that Energy East will see crude produced in the Prairies replace so-called foreign imports to Atlantic Canada.

Lobbying Is A Profession In Need Of A Makeover

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there does seem to be a future for the industry. In fact, if we're not careful, B.C. could be overrun by lobbyists. Last year, there were 2,502 in-house and consultant lobbyists registered in the province, up from 1,451 four years ago. Whoever said the B.C. Jobs Plan wasn't working?

Trudeau Should 'Champion' Energy Sector, Brad Wall Says

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics

"We have a referee. It's the National Energy Board and it's the regulatory bodies and they should do their job, to be sure,"

Liberals Are Sidelining Scientists In New Pipeline Process: Tory MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Politics

You read that right.

Grits To Require GHG Emissions Review For Pipeline Projects

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Politics

"We believe it is important and, in fact, essential to rebuild Canadians' trust in our environmental assessment processes."

Paris Changed Everything, So Why Are We Still Talking Pipelines?

David Suzuki | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

With the December Paris climate agreement, leaders and experts from around the world showed they overwhelmingly accept that human-caused climate change is real and the need to curb emissions. In light of this, I don't get the current brouhaha over Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL, Northern Gateway or the Energy East pipelines.

Pipelines Aren't Getting Built, So Let's Get On With What Will

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Business
Cameron Fenton

Blinded by the push to build unnecessary fossil fuel infrastructure, politicians and pundits are drowning the conversation we need to have -- how to make the necessary shift to a 100 per cent clean energy economy. Politicians need to realize that in 2016, massive fossil fuel infrastructure is a wrongheaded place to invest -- both financially and politically.

Trudeau Has Broken His Promise To Overhaul The National Energy Board

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

While it's so ridiculous that you can't help but laugh at it, it's also unjust, anti-democratic and something that Canada's new prime minister promised would never happen again. Last June, now-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his party's environmental platform standing with his back to the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighborhood. With a withering critique that Stephen Harper's government had "chosen to be a cheerleader instead of a referee" when it came to pipelines, he promised a complete overhaul of the National Energy Board assessment process.

B.C. 'Unable' To Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The multibillion-dollar project would nearly triple the capacity of the existing pipeline that runs from a community near Edmonton to the Vancouver area.

Violent Extremist Infiltrators In Peaceful Protests? Not So Fast

Jillian Skeet | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Jillian Skeet

A recent intelligence report warns that peaceful anti-petroleum protests could be infiltrated by extremists to incite violence. While the report itself was just released, the actual study likely pre-dates the new Liberal government. It was probably intended as a companion to Bill C-51, which many Canadians have seen as an attempt to curtail the right to demonstrate on hot-button issues like proposed pipelines.

Canada's Climate Inaction Undermines Its Words In Paris

Cameron Fenton | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

I am really confused by my government right now, because when it comes to climate action, it feels like I have two different governments. One government is in Paris, and their words on climate sound like the kind of ambition we need. The other one is in Ottawa, and its actions are looking more and more like the Harper government's on climate change.

Think Climate Action When You Vote

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

Climate change ought to be a major issue this election, but I'm saddened to note that it has received little attention. Perhaps a quick update on both the problem and the solutions would add some helpful perspective in these final days of the campaign.

Feds Refused To Include First Nations Rights In Pipeline Talks: Lawyer

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The bands' asserted authority to govern their lands should have at least been considered by the Crown during Northern Gateway consultations, said their lawyer.

Climate Considerations Are Missing From the Pipeline Debate

Ecojustice | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Ecojustice

Pipelines are a hot-button topic this fall. But whether we're looking at the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion or Enbridge's Northern Gateway project, a meaningful public debate on how these pipelines will contribute to climate change has not yet occurred.

Some Nexen Pipelines Can Re-Open: Regulator

CP | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

Nexen Energy is being allowed to reopen some pipelines at an Alberta oilsands operation after provincial regulators suspended the licences for them last month.

$16K Fine For Spill Not Even A Slap On The Wrist: Environmentalists

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

"It's more like a wave in the general direction of a wrist."

National Energy Board Tracks Pipeline Incidents With Interactive Map

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The National Energy Board has launched an interactive map on its website that tracks spills and other pipeline incidents.Users can filter th...

Canada Will Miss Its Climate Target And We'll All Miss Out

Carol Linnitt | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Environment Canada has been telling us for years that Canada is running off the climate track and -- because of growing emissions largely from the oil and gas sector -- we are getting farther and farther away from meeting our government's self-imposed climate targets. Because of that climate failure, Canada is holding all of us back from prosperity, jobs and better health. That's according to a new study of benefits from international emission pledges made in the lead up to December's UN climate summit. Developed countries around the world -- with the exception of Canada and Japan -- are unveiling their individual climate plans, which were due yesterday.

How Speaking Truth Gives Youth Great Power

David Suzuki | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

More than half the world's population is under 30, a demographic now at the forefront of international decision-making and some of Canada's most powerful environmental changes. Youth are thinking critically about how we can become better stewards of our landscapes and wildlife and protect the air, water, soil and diversity of nature that keep us healthy and alive.

Why This is the Optimal Time to Seize the Climate Change Moment

Cameron Fenton | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada
Cameron Fenton

This is the climate movement's moment to seize. It's a moment for the labour movement and climate movement to join together to demand investment in re-tooling and re-training workers to build the new economy. It's a moment to divest from dangerous fossil fuels like tar sands and reinvest in the solutions that are here and growing.

LNG Pipelines Won't Carry Oil, Bitumen: B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A proposed network of pipelines from natural gas fields in British Columbia's northeast to liquefied natural gas export plants in the north...

Looking Back on the Blue Dot Tour and Ahead to the New Year

David Suzuki | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada
David Suzuki

I recently travelled across Canada with David Suzuki Foundation staff, from St. John's to Victoria and up to Yellowknife, joined by friends and allies along the way. To resolve the serious environmental issues we face in Canada and beyond, we need people from across the country and all walks of life to join together to make protecting the people and places we love a priority.

'Canadians Will Feel The Pain' If Pipelines Not Built: Alberta Premier

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

VANCOUVER - Alberta's premier is urging the country to get behind several controversial pipeline projects linked to the province's oilsands, warning t...

Pipelines Connect Jobs -- Why the Disconnect?

Christopher Smillie | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Smillie

Pipelines deliver energy directly to consumers or to industry and have operated safely in Canada for a generation. Pipelines contain the raw goods people and industry demand to heat homes, fill our stores with strawberries in the winter season and ultimately, run our economy.

Governments Should Stop Playing Railway Russian Roulette

Diane M. Francis | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane M. Francis

Already there have been three near misses. Four months after Quebec's deaths, another derailment and explosion occurred outside an Alabama town without deaths. This was followed by a collision of two trains that resulted in an evacuation of more than 2,000 persons and a 400,000-gallon oil spill. A third derailment and explosion happened in Virginia forcing another evacuation. Safety is bad enough, but rail is also terrible for the environment.