PHOTOS: “Bernard the Roughneck,” Neal Bernard Hancock, addresses the media in Ottawa in this screenshot of the CBC’s tape of his interview. Below: Mr. Hancock at the same event with Mark Scholz, president of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, David Lefebvre, director of the Quebec Oil and Gas Association (which the CAODC describes […]
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 The warmth and relative freedom of summer creates an atmosphere of spontaneity and often last-minute plans come together: “Let&… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Kinder Morgan’s Salad Days of Summer
The Squamish Nation has launched a court challenge against the National Energy Board’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The British Columbia-based First Nation filed the challenge in the the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouve… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Squamish Nation files Federal Court challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 It has been yet another whirlwind month on the Kinder Morgan file. Staff Cou… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: The Kinder Morgan roller coaster continues
Stephen Hume: Province’s secrecy puts people’s health at risk STEPHEN HUME More from Stephen Hume Published on: May 20, 2016 | Last Updated: May 20, 2016 3:25 PM Finally, the Mayor of Vancouver, BC, Gregor Robertson is earning … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…
My Nova Scotia pen pal, the voice of common sense in this country, Silver Donald Cameron, is fond of saying “laws are made by those who have the power to enforce them.” My own variation Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe to Justin: Kinder Morgan approval makes mockery of democracy
A new report outlines the “Top 7 Reasons You Can’t Trust Kinder Morgan” and the energy giant’s proposed $5.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The post “Top 7 Reasons You Can’t Trust Kinder Morgan”, Pipelines appeare… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Top 7 Reasons You Can’t Trust Kinder Morgan”, Pipelines
The impact of this decision tosses the ‘Equivalency Agreement’ with the highly suspect and biased National Energy Board back into the province’s lap. Earlier this month, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) officially notifi… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal
Thursday, January 14, 2016 West Coast has previously suggested that, in spite of the Province of B… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Province Can’t Pass the Buck on Oil Pipelines: BC Supreme Court
The mayor of Burnaby wants Prime Minister Justine Trudeau to “immediately suspend” the National Energy Board (NEB)’s hearings on Kinder Morgan’s $5.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal. The post “Immediately suspend” NEB hea… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Immediately suspend” NEB hearings on Trans Mountain pipeline, Burnaby mayor tells Trudeau
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
On September 24, 2015 the National Energy Board (NEB) did something remarkable. They stopped time. More precisely, they traveled back in time, to September 18, 2015, stopped time, then traveled back to the future, to January 8, 2016 to start it again. In the words of the Time . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Time travel with the National Energy Board – Where 15 months can feel like years
Canadian environmentalists are demanding a complete overhaul of the National Energy Board, the federal board tasked with approving major energy and tar sands pipeline energy projects. They accuse the NEB of conflict of interest and deliberate suppression free speech.
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Just think how many cleanup- and remediation-related profits might be lost if we’d retained the capacity to contain a fuel spill before it spreads.
Here is a good news report from Sooke, another community standing together against the threat posed by cutting a deal with Kinder Morgan.
SOOKE STANDS FIRM – Face to face with Kinder Morgan
By Terry Dance-Bennink
I thought you’d find this interesting. It was quite a meeting last night – polite but passionate – . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: SOOKE STANDS FIRM – Face to face with Kinder Morgan
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– For those looking for information about today’s day of action against C-51, Leadnow and Rabble both have details.
– Meanwhile, CBC reports that a professor merely taking pictures on public land near a proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline site is already being harassed by the RCMP under current . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
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In one of Washington’s worst kept secrets President Barack Obama confirmed earlier indications of his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. This is huge and could help bring about rejection of the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan proposals as well.
The New York Times reports on this far reaching development. . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Obama Vetoes Bill Pushing Pipeline Approval
Do you know the difference between liberal democracy and illiberal democracy? It can be a complex issue. There are oodles of papers to read if you really want to get a handle on it but, for now, here’s a somewhat useful explanation taken from Wiki.
An illiberal democracy, also called a pseudo democracy, partial . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: This is Canada. Of Course We Live In a Democracy. Right? Think Again.
Don’t waste your breath. It’s futile to try to work with energy giants on environmental issues at least according to one of Britain’s leading environmentalists, Jonathon Porritt, who has thrown in the towel after years of trying to work with companies such as BP and Shell.
Jonathon Porritt said “hydrocarbon supremacists” at the companies had . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Enemy Within. At Some Point You Have to Take Sides.
On his CFAX1070 afternoon show this week, Ian Jessop interviewed Eric de Place, Policy Director of Sightline.org, which Tuesday published a new report, “The Facts about Kinder Morgan” that examines the company’s behavior.
The report reveals Kinder Morgan’s track record includes below industry standard maintenance, pollution, law-breaking, and cover-ups. In one California community, the . . . → Read More: Northern Insight / Perceptivity: Ian Jessop on Kinder Morgan
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It seems that Christy Clark and her BC Liberal Party of Pipeline pushers have been blowing smoke according to Dwight Newman.
Dwight Newman is a senior fellow of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and the author of Natural Resource Jurisdiction in Canada. He is a professor of law at the University of . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Provinces Have No Right to Pipeline ‘Conditions’-Claims Law Professor
In an open letter, 12 BC First Nations tell the Harper government the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project is “fatally flawed and superficial.”
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Assorted content to end your week.
– Jeremy Warren reports on the latest Canadians for Tax Fairness events working to ensure that Cameco and other megacorporations pay at least their fair share. And Sheila Block and Kaylie Tiessen point out that Ontario could do plenty to reduce its deficit by reining in regressive tax giveaways.
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They have gathered on Burnaby Mountain to try to prevent the giant energy company Kinder Morgan from drilling a hole through its heart.Dozens of young and old activists have been arrested.
But today they won a big court victory, and Kinder Morgan got a big slap in the face.Read more »
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Today’s episode is focused on the economics and politics of climate change, both more globally and locally.
To get a global perspective on the state of climate negotiations and the recent US-China climate deal, I speak with Leigh Phillips, a science writer and journalist who has written for Nature, the EU Observer and . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Climate deals and pipeline steals
Although we live during a time when the term ‘citizen’ has been largely supplanted by corporate misnomers like ‘stakeholders’ and ‘customers’ and ‘taxpayers,’ the concept of citizenship still lives in the hearts of many. And while we hear all the time about the ‘rights’ of stakeholders, not often are we reminded of the ‘responsibilities’ of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Citizenship That Speaks Loudly