Trans Mountain Pipeline

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.

Grits Won't Push Entirely New Review Process For Current Pipeline Projects

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Politics

New rules are coming after an audit that found insufficient tracking of pipeline safety.

Rejection Of National Academy Study Shortchanges The Salish Sea

Chris Genovali | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The Salish Sea is seen as a desirable place by fossil fuel exporters to ship non-renewable, and typically dangerous, hydrocarbons to foreign markets. The proposed tanker route overlays much of the critical habitat of the Salish Sea's endangered southern resident killer whales.

Alberta Pushes For Trans Mountain Pipeline Despite B.C. Rejection

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley says the proposed expansion of a pipeline to the B.C. coast is not just in Alberta's best interests, but is the bes...

Burnaby Mayor To Trudeau: Stop The Pipeline Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Critics have condemned changes the previous Conservative government made to the board's review 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.

Burnaby Loses Court Battle With Trans Mountain

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The city has been ordered to pay the company's court costs.

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.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Hearings Postponed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"With this in mind, the panel has decided on its own volition to strike from the hearing record all evidence prepared by or the under the direction of Mr. Kelly."

Site C Dam 'Doesn't Make Sense' Says Former BC Hydro CEO

DeSmog Canada | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen says ratepayers will face a "devastating" increase in their electricity bills if the Site C dam is built

Presenters Abandon 'Biased' Review Of Trans Mountain Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Thirty-five commenters and interveners sent a letter to the board Wednesday announcing their immediate withdrawal.

Kinder Morgan Pulls Pipeline Ads After NDP Candidate Complains

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER -- Kinder Morgan will pull advertising for its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion during the federal election campaign, after a Brit...

Our Body of Scientific Evidence Against Trans Mountain

Chris Genovali | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The recent English Bay spill in Vancouver and the current oil spill disaster in Santa Barbara, California have given a heightened sense of urgency to Raincoast's 500 hundred pages of scientific evidence on the threats Trans Mountain poses to the Salish Sea and its wildlife.

5 Seriously Disturbing B.C. Political Donations

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The 2014 financial reports from B.C.'s political parties are out and my face hurts from all of the eyebrow raising.

B.C. Spill Plan Doesn't Need To Be Public: Kinder Morgan President

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

He says there are legitimate national security and public safety reasons for not divulging the entire plan.

Here's What Kinder Morgan's Keeping Secret About B.C. Spill Response Plans

Carol Linnitt | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

So, what did Kinder Morgan tell Washington State that it refuses to tell B.C.?

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Ruling Weakens Faith In NEB

Carol Linnitt | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"Basically for the last year or so we've watched more and more information be denied to us intervenors in the National Energy Board process."

Pipeline Protesters Aren't Hypocrites for Driving Cars

Joseph McLean | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Joseph McLean

Opinions run hot around pipeline conflicts, and more is ahead of us. There are many arguments for and against civil protest, but one of the most persistent is that these people are hypocrites. That if you drive a car, take a plane, use hairspray, or otherwise consume fossil fuels in any way, you have no right to stand up. This comparison is troubling for a number of reasons.

The Traditional Evidence Is Clear: Kinder Morgan Must Go

Torrance Coste | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

If a tar sands tanker hits a rock on the Kinder Morgan shipping route past Vancouver Island, the resulting spill could decimate wild salmon, clams, and other food sources that First Nations have relied on for centuries.