Trans Mountain Pipeline

B.C. Pipeline Approval 'Tainted' By Political Donations: Petition

CP | Geordan Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada British Columbia

A court petition asks the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn an environmental assessment certificate granted earlier this year.

Kinder Morgan Turned Its Pipeline Proposal Into PR

Adam Olsen | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Last week the B.C. Liberal government approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. They have stated that Kinder Morgan has met their five conditions and have added 37 new conditions with their approval. From the National Energy Board hearings, to the recent to governmental approval, the process was problematic right from the start. It was nothing more than a public relations exercise.

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.

B.C. Gives Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion The Go-Ahead

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The expansion would triple the capacity of the existing pipeline.

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.

Issues That Will Shape Canadians' Health And Wealth In 2017

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jasmin Guénette

As the year draws to a close, it's worth looking back at some of the public policy issues that made headlines over the past 12 months, and that have a good chance of being in the news during the next 12 as well.

Kinder Morgan Project Was Approved Using A Flawed Process

Adam Olsen | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

I am profoundly disappointed with the federal government's approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project. As an intervenor in the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings, I witnessed first hand that the process was fundamentally flawed.

Newly Approved Pipelines Prioritize Environment And Economy

Kent Hehr | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

Calgarians and Albertans alike have been waiting for this announcement for a long time. After a decade of inaction, we are finally seeing progress on this file thanks to the leadership of our prime minister and my cabinet colleagues. We are moving forward on Canada's energy future.

Notley Battles For Pipeline Expansion In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

Trans Mountain faces stiff opposition in B.C.

Trudeau's Pipeline Approval Could Spark '20 Standing Rocks': Chief

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.04.2016 | Canada Politics

There could be serious pushback.

Flood Of B.C. Outrage, Protest Greet News Of Kinder Morgan Approval

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Will keep speaking out against this pipeline expansion that doesn't make sense for our economic or environmental future."

Big Oil Lauds Trudeau's Pipeline Approval As Activists Vow To Fight

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business

Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines Tuesday.

First Nation Opposing Pipeline Avoiding Standing Rock-Style Protest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia

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.

Vancouver Mayor: 'It Will Be Ugly' If Feds Approve West Coast Pipeline

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia

A former premier says a "North Dakota type of insurrection" is a possibility in Canada.

PM Handed 6 Questions To Help Decide Fate Of Contentious Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics

A ruling by the federal government is expected before Dec. 19.

99 Protesters Held By RCMP After Pipeline Protest On Parliament Hill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics

The immediate focus was the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

First Nation's Kinder Morgan Pipeline Challenge Shot Down In Court

CP | Laura Kane | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"We haven't even played our main card of our rights and title.''

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.

National Energy Board Fails Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The enduring threat of loud tankers and the additional possibility of an oil spill place killer whales in untenable and unacceptable peril. Even if the probability of a large oil spill is low, the consequence of such an event is potentially catastrophic.

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.

So, What About All Those OTHER Pipelines?

CP | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business

Remember Northern Gateway?

The Long, Rocky History Of The Kinder Morgan Pipeline

CP | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business

The pipeline has received a rough ride from critics.

NEB OKs Oil Pipeline Expansion From Alberta To B.C.

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business

With LOTS of conditions.

Shipping Increases Could Spell Catastrophe For Salish Sea

Chris Genovali | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Chris Genovali

Canadian and U.S. oil spill experts recognize that predicted increases in vessel traffic in the Salish Sea increase the probability of an oil spill and intensify vessel disturbance in an ecosystem already confronting myriad pressures.