Canada Pipelines

Standing Rock Supporters May Block Canadian Pipelines: Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada Business

"Those are our relatives in Standing Rock.''

Denying B.C. First Nations Consent On Pipelines Is A Big Mistake

Kennedy Stewart | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Kennedy Stewart

The most fruitful way forward for resource development in B.C. appears to be through true co-management. Co-management moves beyond mere consent, to full and meaningful partnerships -- which require building a tremendous amount of trust through good-faith government-to-government negotiations and bringing in mature private sector partners.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Law Needs Real Transparency

Ecojustice | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada
Ecojustice

Ecojustice has worked with federal environmental assessment (EA) law in its various forms for more than 20 years. These experiences have given us many clear examples of how Canada's EA process is broken and in need of major changes.

Youth Are Pushing Back Against Fossil Fuel Influence

Cameron Fenton | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

99 youth were arrested yesterday in Ottawa, for what was one of the largest acts of climate civil disobedience in Canadian history. The world needs Canada to actually lead on climate, and climate leaders don't build pipelines.

Climate Change Denial Has Taken On A New, More Insidious Form

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada
Gerard Montpetit

For several decades, the urgency to fight climate change has been systematically paralyzed by the climate deniers. In order to deliberately create confusion in public opinion and block all concerted political action which might attempt to remedy the situation, the fossil fuel magnates have spent millions on pressure groups or bogus foundations.

Albertans Are Ready To Be Leaders In Innovation

Kent Hehr | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

By not acting on climate change, not engaging with the world, our national interests were undermined. Under the Conservatives' watch we came within a single vote of having our energy products barred from sale in the EU. In contrast we are reacting to the needs of Albertans and the opportunities arising in the global economy. Alberta now has a true partner in the federal government.

Pipeline Critics Must Learn To Compromise Or Be Left Behind

Robbie Kreger-Smith | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Robbie Kreger-Smith

We're being left behind by other countries and economies while we chase an elusive ideal under some imaginary rainbow. It's time for our leaders to stand up and draw a line in the sand and stop enabling these fanatics, lest they achieve their ultimate goal of completely shutting down our economic engine.

We Can't Dig Our Way Out Of Our Fossil Fuels Problem

David Suzuki | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Most national governments have committed to the 2015 Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 2 C above pre-industrial levels, with an aspirational goal of 1.5 C. We're already nearing the latter, with growing consequences, including increasing extreme weather events, water and food shortages, migration crises and extinctions. We must conserve energy, quickly phase out coal power and continue to develop renewable resources.

Big Oil Hits New Low With Financial 'Blackmail' Of Government

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Before using the threat of equalization payments as a "poke in the ribs" to provinces such as British Columbia and Quebec, perhaps the petroleum industry should rethink its own dependency on subsidies. It should be aware that it, too, is vulnerable to budgetary policy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vancouver Mayor Calls Out Alberta's Preferential Treatment In Ottawa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"... it's important that the rest of the country, our concerns and our successes, are communicated," said Gregor Robertson.

3 Promises Trudeau Will Break If He Approves The Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Cameron Fenton | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Where Prime Minister Trudeau lands on this pipeline is a crucial decision, and one that not only may have a catastrophic effect on communities around the world, but could also make or break three of this government's biggest promises during and since the election.

Why Canada Needs Both Windmills And Pipelines

Katrina Marsh | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Katrina Marsh

There are many uses for fossil fuels, including oil, where the alternatives are nowhere near as advanced as wind turbines, solar panels or electric cars. Stopping pipelines in Canada does not speed up the development of alternatives to oil. It doesn't slow growing oil demand in emerging economies, where most of the growth in energy demand will come from in the future.

The Writing Is On The Wall For Alberta's Obsolete Oil Industry

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

I can understand that Alberta faces economic hardships; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the cabinet meeting would examine the challenges that Alberta has to face because the price of petroleum has fallen through the floor. But in 2015-16, is the building of pipelines an appropriate remedy for the economic woes of Alberta?

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

Blair King | Posted 04.28.2016 | 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.

Trudeau Says He's Been 'Crystal Clear' On Pipelines

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Conservatives couldn't get it done, he says.

Trudeau 'Waffling' On Pipelines Since Election: Ambrose

CP | CJME/CKOM | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Rona Ambrose and Trudeau were both in Saskatchewan on Tuesday.

Canada's Parties Can't Make The 'Leap' On Pipelines

Gord Miller | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Gord Miller

How is it that the national debate is not about bitumen and the future markets for that commodity? Instead, people drone on about pipelines, an abstraction of the petroleum production. The mantra has become: "If we build them, money will come." But will it? Is the world market price for bitumen so attractive that success is assured if we can only get it to tide-water? The answer is simple: No.

Why The Oil To Tidewater Argument For Tarsands Pipelines Is Bunk

The Council of Canadians | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Alberta
The Council of Canadians

The core premise of this argument is that lack of pipeline access to tidewater is forcing tarsands crude to be sold at discounted rates. With greater access and market diversity, will come higher prices for tarsands crude.

Dear Premier Notley: Alberta Workers Need Jobs Not Pipelines

Mike Hudema | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Business
Mike Hudema

Raising the minimum wage, diversifying Alberta's economy and supporting working people have my full support, but I'm sorry Premier Notley, I just can't get behind you on pipelines. New pipelines aren't good for the environment, they aren't good for the climate, and I'm sorry, but they aren't good for working people or good governance, either.

I Don't Care About Oil

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

My MEI colleagues and I have signed, in recent years, a number of texts explaining among other things the merits of oil and gas development in Canada,...

TransCanada Spends $13 Billion On U.S. Pipeline Company

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Business

Columbia operates a 24,000-km pipeline network.