Tar Sands factory complex in northern Alberta.
Two major oil pipelines — the most expensive in Canada — passed key hurdles this week: Energy East and Line 3 Replacement. Observers say they lead to “massive” environmental and economic consequences.
Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer, Mar 6th, 2014
In a dizzying week of oil announcements, two new giant west-to-east pipelines passed key milestones. If built, the pipelines would rapidly expand Alberta’s oil sands, cause massive environmental impacts, and trigger thousands of new jobs, according to several observers. Continue reading
Parliament asked to require Texas company to “re-start” its application after it neglected to upload oil pipeline maps to NEB website for people to see
Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer, Feb 25th, 2014
Kinder Morgan was harshly criticized in the House of Commons Tuesday for not filing a complete application with maps for its Edmonton-to-Burnaby oil pipeline — a project that may disturb dozens of homes through several B.C. cities, depending on the path. Continue reading
Some of the “scant evidence” of the environmental impacts of the Tar Sands referred to by Quesnel; trucks the size of houses haul earth from the Tar Sands.
Protestors show ignorance of reality of oilsands development
By Joseph Quesnel, Winnipeg Sun, January 31, 2014
Aboriginal peoples benefit from oilsands development. That was the one reality missed by protesters at a recent lecture at the University of Winnipeg involving Phil Fontaine. Continue reading
Attempt to critique Neil Young’s “Honour the Treaties” Tour backfiring, says Aboriginal group.
Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer, Jan 24th, 2014
The controversial, pro-oil group Ethical Oil is in PR damage control mode after publishing a social media message that many Aboriginal people saw as racist. Continue reading
Tar Sands factories in northern Alberta.
First Nations plans challenges of new rules for regulatory approvals of energy projects
CBC News/The Canadian Press, Jan 02, 2014
Simmering disputes over the oilsands between Alberta aboriginals and the provincial and federal governments will break into the open in 2014 as virtually every one of the many recent changes in oversight of the controversial industry comes under legal and political attack. Continue reading
by Peter Moskowitz, Al Jazeera America, Dec 29, 2013
Tar Sands in northern Alberta.
Scientists have found a nearly 7,500-square-mile ring of land and water contaminated by mercury surrounding the tar sands in Alberta, where energy companies are producing and shipping oil throughout Canada and the U.S. Continue reading
Rising Tide North America, Dec 18, 2013
Blockade of the Port of Umatilla, Dec 2, 2013, against Tar Sands ‘megaload’ shipment.
On Monday evening climate justice groups stopped a controversial shipment of equipment bound for the Alberta tar sands. Concerned citizens locked themselves to two disabled vehicles in front of the 901,000 pound load, blocking its route along highway 26 outside of John Day, OR. Police responded and arrested 16 at the two blockade sites. Continue reading
by Yolande Cole, The Georgia Straight, Dec 16, 2013
Kinder Morgan has filed an application with the National Energy Board for its proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to B.C.
According to a statement issued by the company today (December 16), the formal application is over 15,000 pages and up to two metres in height when printed. The proposal would see Kinder Morgan nearly triple its capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day. Continue reading
Tar Sands in northern Alberta.
By Marty Klinkenberg, Edmonton Journal, December 15, 2013
FORT CHIPEWYAN — On a hill overlooking Lake Athabasca, the big water that sustained their forefathers for 9,000 years, a dozen residents of Fort Chipewyan gather in a teepee with the legs and shoulders of a freshly killed caribou before them. Continue reading