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LNG - Fracking

Oct 22 2013 - 10:15

The British Columbia government is close to completing an accord for land needed by China Petrochemical Corp. for a proposed liquefied natural gas export project in Canada’s westernmost province.

Oct 19 2013 - 17:15

Canada's colonial past is present, however much Prime Minister Stephen Harper seeks to obfuscate the reality of the history of this land. This week has served as a prime example of how denial of past colonialism helps to perpetuate ongoing colonial relationships. The current flashpoint is the small town of Rexton, New Brunswick, where the Elsipogtog First Nation and their supporters are facing down massive RCMP repression of their protests against activity by SWN Resources, a company that is carrying out seismic testing for proposed oil and gas fracking operations in the area.

Oct 13 2013 - 22:00
Andrew Nikiforuk

Risks of steam-assisted bitumen recovery are too little discussed, experts say.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee, Oct 7, 2013

A recent blow-out at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s Primrose facility in northern Alberta sheds light on a serious but little discussed topic in the oil sands industry: caprock integrity.

Oct 11 2013 - 01:00
Jonathon Brown

The BC First Nations' LNG Summit began in Prince George, on Wednesday. Chiefs around northern BC have gathered to discuss the effects of the liquefied natural gas industry with delegates from the provincial and federal government. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources says he feels confident aboriginal communities, government and industry can get on the same page with development, saying chiefs are prepared to discuss economic benefits and environmental concerns with liquefied natural gas

Sep 18 2013 - 00:00

By Roger Annis, special to Green Left Weekly

September 18, 2013--For the second time in three months, a CP Rail train carrying toxic and flammable hydrocarbons has derailed in the city of Calgary. On September 11, eight railway wagons carrying close to one million liters of a highly flammable gasoline product (diluent) used in the pipeline transport of tar sands bitumen derailed in the Inglewood neighbourhood.


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