Eagle Spirit Energy has launched GoFundMe account to raise funds for legal effort
Kinder Morgan has announced a deal that would see Regina’s Evraz steel mill supply more than 75 per cent of the pipe needed to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline between Alberta and B.C.
Damage is estimated at $500,000 to $700,000, police say
CBC News, January 16, 2017
Police say they are investigating significant damage to an oilfield pipeline under construction in the Hythe area in northwest Alberta.
Beaverlodge RCMP received a report on Sunday about mischief at a pipeline site north of Hythe, Alta. Read the rest of this entry
Graham Slaughter, CTV News, January 27, 2016
The Liberal government says it is “modernizing” the way Canada reviews pipelines and other resource projects, in a revamped process that considers future greenhouse gas emissions.
The new review process seeks to promote public transparency and provides funding for First Nations consultations.
The Wednesday announcement was described as a “transition step” before the Liberals establish a permanent set of rules. Read the rest of this entry
by APTN National News, January 26, 2016
OTTAWA – There’s fresh fuel for the raging national pipeline debate as a new audit has found the National Energy Board is failing to track pipeline approval conditions or follow up on compliance problems.
The annual report from federal environment commissioner Julie Gelfand says the Calgary-based board isn’t adequately checking to ensure the safe operation of some 73,000 kilometres of existing oil and gas pipelines operated by about 100 companies. Read the rest of this entry
Majority of northern B.C. native groups have signed, but Lax Kw’alaams balking at $1-billion industry-government dea
Published on Jul 9, 2014 by Clifton Nicholas
The tar sands are the most polluting resource extraction operation in the world today. This film discusses some of the issues surrounding the tar sands and the impending development of pipelines in eastern Canada and pipelines in western Canada to open markets for this dirty energy. This documentary concentrates on the Indigenous struggles against the tar sands and the impending expansion of this operation if the western and eastern pipeline projects succeed. This film was made possible with generous donations film footage of independent filmmakers from submedia.tv and Greenpeace Canada as well as support from Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign and Idle No More Winnipeg.
CBC News, Oct 28, 2013
The number of pipeline safety incidents is on the rise in Canada and, of all the provinces and territories, British Columbia had the highest number of reported in the past decade, according to information obtained by CBC News. Read the rest of this entry
A whopping 28,000 per cent increase in the amount of oil shipped by rail over the past five years is coming under the microscope following the deadly rail blast in Quebec.
Canada’s railways have made a determined push to cash in on the country’s crude-oil bonanza, painting themselves as a cost-effective alternative to politically unpopular pipelines like the proposed Keystone XL. Read the rest of this entry