BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Line 9 Reversal

The chap from Blast Furnace Canada has a carefully reasoned take on what’s at issue with the “Line 9 Reversal”–the plan to bring diluted bitumen from Alta/Sask’s  tar-sands to refineries in Eastern Canada. Mind you, I disagree with his conclusion: a reluctant acceptance of the line for “energy security” reasons. My understanding  (and I haven’t ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Justin Gives West/East Pipeline Yellow Light

After the B.C. election there was some speculation that Adrian Dix’s sudden thumbs-down to the Trans Mountain Pipeline after a year or so of fence-sitting cost him votes.  I think that’s wrong, but since the B.C. polls all turned out to crap, they can’t tell us anything one way or another and we are therefore ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Adrian Dix On Trans Mountain (Kinder Morgan) Pipeline

Announcing his environmental platform, Dix said he does “not expect Vancouver to become a major export oil port” as he said appears to be contemplated in the Kinder Morgan proposal.Dix would not definitively rule out the project, saying the company has yet to submit a formal proposal.But he said he it appears the company is ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: There’s The Rub

 I am mostly neutral on the idea of reversing line 9.  But when I read this bit: From Sarnia, the upgraded and refined product would be sent down Enbridge’s Line 9 to Montreal, and on to Saint John, N.B., either by barge down the St. Lawrence River, by rail, or through the construction of what ...