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Oil - Pipelines

Nov 1 2017 - 11:15
Michael Foster

In October of last year, the group Climate Direct Action turned off a valve on the Keystone Pipeline.

Last week, activist Michael Foster was convicted for being involved in the action. If North Dakota courts, where he is being tried now, find him guilty, he could be facing up to 21 years in prison.

The sentencing is set for January.

Oct 27 2017 - 11:30
Mike De Sousa

After downplaying concerns about delays to its investors last week, Kinder Morgan is warning it could lose more than $90 million per month due to its struggles with the bylaws of the City of Burnaby in British Columbia.

The Texas-based energy company made the admission as part of hundreds of pages of documents filed on Thursday with Canada's National Energy Board (NEB). The filings are urging the federal energy regulator to force the west coast city to forego municipal rules and accept construction of the multibillion dollar Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline expansion project.

Oct 20 2017 - 15:00
James Wilt

The battle against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline could lead to the next Standing Rock and destroy any investment case for the project, according to a newly released report.

Oct 16 2017 - 21:00

The U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday that aircraft and vessels were investigating a crude oil spill caused by a damaged pipeline that released an estimated 334,000 to 393,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.

The Coast Guard's New Orleans office received a report at 1:30 p.m. Friday about the spill, which came from a pipeline connected to a subsea well in the Gulf about 40 miles southeast of Venice.

The pipeline, which is operated by LLOG Exploration, has been secured. 

Oct 17 2017 - 17:00
Phil McKenna

A judge in Minnesota has cleared the way for an unusual and potentially groundbreaking defense, allowing climate activists to use the "necessity" of confronting the climate crisis as justification for temporarily shutting down two crude oil pipelines last year.

Robert Tiffany, a district court judge in Clearwater County, Minnesota, ruled on Oct. 11 that three activists who were arrested and charged with felonies last year can argue that they violated the law in order to protect citizens from the impacts of global warming and that they had no legal alternative.  

Oct 15 2017 - 10:45
Jacqueline Williams

ABBOT POINT, Australia — In a desolate corner of northeastern Australia, about 100 miles from the nearest town, a grassy stretch of prime grazing land sits above a vein of coal so rich and deep that it could be mined for decades.

Oct 5 2017 - 09:00
Mike De Souza

In a statement released on Thursday morning, the Calgary-based company's president and chief executive officer, Russ Girling, said it was notifying the federal regulator, the National Energy Board and Quebec's Environment Department of its decision, after reviewing "changed circumstances."

Girling said the decision was expected to cost the company a $1 billion loss due to the investments it has already made on the project.

Oct 5 2017 - 09:00
Pete Evans

TransCanada says it won't proceed with its Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline proposals.

Russ Girling, the Calgary-based energy company's chief executive officer, said in a statement that National Energy Board and Quebec officials will be informed TransCanada won't go forward with the applications.

Oct 3 2017 - 13:45

First Nations, environmental groups and local governments appeared in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver Monday continuing their fight against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation says the federal government failed to consult or gain consent of First Nations for the expansion of the oil pipeline, so they have little choice but to try to protect their land and water in the courts.

"Sixty years ago when this project was established, we had no legal recourse. That era has come and gone in this country," he said.

Sep 3 2017 - 15:15
Alison Rose Levy

Like the sections of pipe they are assembled from, pipelines with names like Algonquin, Dominion and Kinder Morgan/TCG CT Expansion are interconnected, and affect a long string of communities crisscrossing the country. The 2.5 million miles of oil and natural gas pipelines frequently leak and rupture, a 2012 ProPublica investigation found.


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