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Canada Pipeline Hits Slippery Patch

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

  Wall Street Journal   OTTAWA — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government promised to push new oil pipelines to the Pacific — a gateway to thirsty Asian markets — after Washington early last year rejected a pipeline expansion to boost Canadian exports to the U.S. But the pillar of that plan — a 730-mile

 
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A Tar Sands Manifesto

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

    by RAMSEY SPRAGUE Fort Worth Weekly   The mornings start off frosty. Four months ago, in the August heat, waking with the sun was still a muggy, sweaty pleasure. Late summer in Texas is a test of wills, but so too is a Texas winter spent in tents. Living like this, one learns

 
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A Tar Sands Manifesto

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

  by RAMSEY SPRAGUE Fort Worth Weekly The mornings start off frosty. Four months ago, in the August heat, waking with the sun was still a muggy, sweaty pleasure. Late summer in Texas is a test of wills, but so too is a Texas winter spent in tents. Living like this, one learns to manage

 
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Welcome to Blockadia!

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

  The corporate push to construct tar-sands pipelines is transforming the environmental movement across North America by increasing the involvement of local residents and normalizing the use of direct action. by Melanie Jae Martin, Jesse Fruhwirth Yes!   We are members of Peaceful Uprising and Utah Tar Sands Resistance, groups that are working to stop tar sands mining from beginning

 
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Federal minister still believes Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline can be built

Published on January 6, 2013 by in Home

  BY JASON FEKETE, POSTMEDIA NEWS Calgary Herald   OTTAWA — Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says he still believes the contentious Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline can be built, but recognizes the federal government has a substantial sales job ahead of it in 2013. The proposed $6-billion Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline would transport oilsands

 
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Breaking: Earthquake epicentre near Northern Gateway endpoint.

Published on October 29, 2012 by in Home

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Harper ‘Budget’ Bill Guts Protection of Rivers, Lakes

Published on October 20, 2012 by in Home

  Conservatives Toss Out 130 Year-Old Law to Speed Up Pipeline Construction: NDP   Olivia Chow MP October 19, 2012 OTTAWA – Tucked inside the 450-page budget bill, the Conservatives are launching another attack on Canada’s environment with the gutting of a crucial waterways protection law. Exempting pipelines crossings from mandatory reviews, Harper is putting streams

 
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Enbridge Questions Estimates of Northern Gateway Pipeline’s Environmental Costs

Published on September 30, 2012 by in Home

The costs associated with the commodification  of nature present a problem when assessing environmental damage. Pick a number. Inside Climate News Calgary Herald     Enbridge insists estimates of environment damage from construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline have been overestimated, because sections of the line will be built in areas already disturbed by a

 
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Ministers won’t comment on questions raised at Gateway hearings

Published on September 20, 2012 by in Home

  Critics say gov’t trying to minimize debate   BY KAREN KLEISS EDMONTON JOURNAL     EDMONTON – Alberta’s provincial government won’t comment on questions raised at the Northern Gateway pipeline hearings, such as whether foreign ownership is acceptable to Albertans or whether Enbridge is vastly underestimating the projected cost of cleaning up spills. A

 
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Unprecedented opposition may make British Columbia pipeline a non-starter

Published on September 15, 2012 by in Home

Stephen Harper can ignore scientists,  bury their reports, remain blind to ecocide,  and message the message about the Northern Gateway  pipeline, but the public, alerted by environmental groups, consider solid evidence and find the arguments used to build the pipeline through a pristine environment less than compelling. If Harper remains adamant, given the public’s distaste

 
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B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix vows separate pipeline assessment if party wins 2013 vote

Published on August 22, 2012 by in Home

Petti Fong Toronto Star VANCOUVER—NDP Leader Adrian Dix says if his party wins next spring’s election he’ll tell Ottawa the province intends to hold its own, separate environmental assessment on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Dix, who looks poised to become premier in 2013, said the NDP would serve Stephen Harper’s Conservatives with 30 days’

 
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Scathing U.S. report missing from Northern Gateway hearings

Published on August 11, 2012 by in Home

CBC News     A scathing U.S. government report on the 2010 Enbridge oil spill in the Kalamazoo River, Mich., has yet to be entered as evidence into the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline hearings, a B.C. economist says. In an interview airing on CBC Radio’s The House, independent economist Robyn Allan told guest host Louise

 
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Piping Crude? ‘There Is No Leak Proof System’

Published on August 7, 2012 by in Home

Alberta’s atrocious record of pipeline leaks a strong warning to British Columbia.   By Bill Tieleman TheTyee.ca “The bottom line for British Columbians is that pipelines are risky — you can’t produce a safe system, you can only produce a less risky system. There is no leak proof system.” — Professor Sean Kheraj     Alberta

 
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Churches speaking out on Northern Gateway pipeline project

Published on August 7, 2012 by in Home

United Church considering motion to oppose pipeline construction   CBC News The Canadian Press     Churches across Canada say they have a religious duty to speak out on the proposed Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline. Next week, delegates at the United Church of Canada general council meeting in Ottawa are to debate a resolution that

 
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Trans Mountain Pipeline Could Change Canada’s Energy Future

Published on August 7, 2012 by in Home

By James Burgess  OilPrice.com    Forget the Keystone XL, or Northern Gateway pipelines. The pipeline that really could change Canada’s energy industry is the Trans Mountain pipeline. Currently the Trans Mountain carries oil across the Rockies to the Kinder Morgan-owned Westridge Terminal in Vancouver. There it is loaded onto a tanker, once every week, and shipped

 
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