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Environmental Law Alert Blog: Spills in BC: Will we be ready? Have your say

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Would BC be ready for a major spill? Now is your chance to have your say. … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Spills in BC: Will we be ready? Have your say

Montreal Simon: Brad Wall and the Attack of the Oil Pimps

As I told you yesterday, those of us who live in Central Canada are under attack by the wild eyed oil pimp Brad Wall.Who says if we don't accept his West-East pipeline, he'll cut off our equalization payments and leave us freezing in the dark.And although it's going to feel like forty degrees tomorrow . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Brad Wall and the Attack of the Oil Pimps

Cowichan Conversations: Harper, BC Tory MPs have oil on their hands from English Bay spill

Richard Hughes-Cowichan Conversations

It is when events like the recent bunker oil spill in English Bay take place that the value of independent writers, thinkers, and bloggers like Rafe Mair display their real value.

Here is Rafe’s take on this mess in English Bay that has spread around the harbour.

It is a . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Harper, BC Tory MPs have oil on their hands from English Bay spill

Left Over: Toxic Spills and the Toxic Con (tsk, tsk…) Response….

 

James Moore fires back at ‘political jabs’ over Vancouver oil spill Industry minister criticizes rush to blame before all facts are known

CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2015 4:33 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015 9:42 PM PT

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As horrible as this event was, it did some good here . . . → Read More: Left Over: Toxic Spills and the Toxic Con (tsk, tsk…) Response….

Montreal Simon: The BC Oil Spill and the Con Clown James Moore

It couldn't have been a more monstrous or absurd sight.A day after a ship leaked about 3,000 litres of bulk oil into Vancouver's beautiful English Bay, And a few hours after the province's premier and the city's mayor blasted the slow federal response.The monstrous Con beluga James Moore broke through the oily sheen to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The BC Oil Spill and the Con Clown James Moore

Politics and its Discontents: Enbridge Spill

I’m sure the company will spin this 262,000 litre oil spill in Regina as a ‘good news’ story. You decide.

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Eclectic Lip: Pondering a palatable pipeline…

I guest-hosted TWiE podcast episode 137 a few days ago, an episode devoted to the Alberta oil sands / tar sands. If you ask me (and I realize none of you have 🙂 ) it’s well worth a listen!

The week’s guest was US energy analyst Robert Rapier, who had visited Fort McMurray on . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Pondering a palatable pipeline…

The Canadian Progressive: Catastrophic Oil Spill Threat to Canadian River Basin

By: Paul Brown, Climate News Network

This piece first appeared at Climate News Network.

The Mackenzie River Basin showing how it drains north to the Arctic Ocean. Image: Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy

LONDON – The Mackenzie River Basin, a vast globally important area in Canada, is at great risk from climate change . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Catastrophic Oil Spill Threat to Canadian River Basin

The Canadian Progressive: Premier Clark Should Reject Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Pipeline Too: Forest Ethics

By: Forest Ethics | Press Release

VANCOUVER, June 13, 2013 – The National Energy Board (NEB) reports that a crude oil spill of unknown size was detected late Wednesday near Merritt, British Columbia (BC). The source of the spill was the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline.

Last month BC Premier Christy Clark announced her opposition to . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Premier Clark Should Reject Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Pipeline Too: Forest Ethics

350 or bust: Dirty Energy Ushers Us Into New, and Disturbing, Territory

How much more damage to our land, water, and climate are we willing to tolerate before we just say no to this economic system of death? * This week in Alberta: A toxic waste spill in northern Alberta has killed off roughly 42 hectares of boreal forest, in what could be the biggest environmental disaster . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Dirty Energy Ushers Us Into New, and Disturbing, Territory

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio May 9: the Kalamazoo River oil spill 3 years later

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Photograph: State of Michigan

This week on Earthgauge, we take a look back at what happened in Michigan in 2010 when an Enbridge pipeline ruptured spilling roughly 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. What is the legacy of the spill and is there anything for the . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio May 9: the Kalamazoo River oil spill 3 years later

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: the Kalamazoo River oil spill

This week on Earthgauge, we’ll take a look back at what happened in Michigan in 2010 when an Enbridge pipeline ruptured spilling roughly 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. What is the legacy of the spill and is there anything for the rest of us to learn as we contemplate the . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: the Kalamazoo River oil spill

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: FAA imposed no-fly zone over Exxon’s Pegasus tar sands oil spill site

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday imposed a no-fly zone over the site of the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline disaster in Mayflower, Arkansas. ExxonMobil’s Pegasus tar sands oil pipeline ruptured last Friday and spilled more than 318,000 litres of tar sands oil into a local neighborhood, drainage . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: FAA imposed no-fly zone over Exxon’s Pegasus tar sands oil spill site

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Exxon pipeline breaks, spills 84,000 gallons of Canadian tar sands oil in Arkansas (VIDEO)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Yet another warning of the disasters Canadians and Americans would be forced to endure regularly if President Obama approves TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. On Friday, the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline, which ships Canadian tar sands oil to Texas, ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, and spilled more than 80,000 . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Exxon pipeline breaks, spills 84,000 gallons of Canadian tar sands oil in Arkansas (VIDEO)

The Canadian Progressive: Adbusters: Why Harper Gets Away With It

In Canada, the environment dies while the press stands by. By Dugan Nichols | Adbusters | Feb. 20, 2013: Thanks to a hyperactive press, the energy baron agenda continues unabated. It’s a dangerous endgame indeed. You’ve heard the buzzwords involved – Enbridge, tar sands, Keystone XL – but maybe only as a jumble, a sick . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Adbusters: Why Harper Gets Away With It

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government must heed environment commissioner’s warnings: David Suzuki

By Dr. David Suzuki | Published by Troy Media on Feb. 13, 2013: When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in 2010, killing 11 people and spewing massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, it cost more than $40 billion to mop up the mess. In Canada, an oil company would be liable . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government must heed environment commissioner’s warnings: David Suzuki

The Canadian Progressive: Elizabeth May Worried That Harper Government Is Unprepared For A Major Offshore Oil Spill

Forecasted supertankers growth make oil spill unpreparedness “extremely worrisome” By Green Party of Canada | Feb 5., 2013: OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is worried by the conclusions reached by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in his report tabled this morning. “Commissioner Vaughan tells us the Federal government is in . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Elizabeth May Worried That Harper Government Is Unprepared For A Major Offshore Oil Spill

The Canadian Progressive: Greenpeace: Leaked Arctic Council Oil Spill Response Agreement ‘Vague and Inadequate’

“The agreement asks so little of Canada, Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US, that it is effectively useless” by Greenpeace | Feb.4, 2013: WASHINGTON – On the eve of the Arctic Council environment minister’s meeting, a leaked copy of the Council’s much-heralded oil spill response agreement reveals deeply inadequate . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Greenpeace: Leaked Arctic Council Oil Spill Response Agreement ‘Vague and Inadequate’

Art Threat: Oil makes for a slippery slope

Today marks the start of a five day hearing process about the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. About 330 speakers will have 10 minutes each to address the panel responsible for reviewing the $6-billion Enbridge project.

A couple years ago Canadian musician City and Colour wrote the song “At The Bird’s Foot”, a beautiful . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Oil makes for a slippery slope

somecanuckchick dot com: Where are the Red Deer River Oil Spill Updates?

Plains Midstream Canada provides Red Deer River oil spill updates once a fortnight — that’s once every 2 weeks, or 14 days.

And MSM? Well, MSM has not filed a story pertaining to the Red Deer River oil spill in 14 days… and counting.

Coincidence?

. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Where are the Red Deer River Oil Spill Updates?

DeSmogBlog: Federal Investigation: "Complete Breakdown of Safety at Enbridge" Caused Kalamazoo River Tar Sands Oil Spill

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It was the most expensive pipeline oil spill in the country’s history, the fallout from which still plagues the local communities, and government investigators have found that it was entirely preventable.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its findings from a two year investigation of the 2010 Enbridge tar sands crude . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Federal Investigation: "Complete Breakdown of Safety at Enbridge" Caused Kalamazoo River Tar Sands Oil Spill

DeSmogBlog: Enbridge Mismanagement Caused Kalamazoo Tragedy, Says NTSB

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Enbridge, the Canadian company poised to build the controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline, received a scathing assessment this week from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) after an inquiry into a 2010 pipeline rupture in Michigan revealed the company’s mismanagement of what unfolded into a “tragic and needless” disaster.

A combination . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Enbridge Mismanagement Caused Kalamazoo Tragedy, Says NTSB

DeSmogBlog: The DilBit Disaster: InsideClimate News’ Incredible In-Depth Report on Enbridge’s Kalamazoo Oil Spill

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By now, hopefully you've at least heard of the Kalamazoo River oil spill.

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somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill Digest

This is a summary of the first 15 updates pertaining to the Red Deer River oil spill…

Update #1

Tracey McCrimmon, executive director of the Sundre Petroleum Operators Group, a community group that works with the industry, said people phoned in reports Thursday night of smelling rotten eggs.   [ Article ] On June 7th, 2012, a . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill Digest

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #15

This is Update #15 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Gleniffer Lake reopens, although cleanup of the shoreline is not yet finished, Alberta Environment said the water quality is within provincial standards and does not pose a risk to human health.   [ Article ] While shoreline fishing is allowed, the Province of Alberta does . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #15