Oil - Pipelines

Pete Evans, CBC News, October 5, 2017

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.

News, CBC, October 3, 2017

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.

Alison Rose Levy, TruthOut, September 3, 2017

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.

Nia Williams, Reuters, August 31, 2017

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - On a sparsely populated island off the coast of the northwestern United States, more than a hundred environmental activists gathered last weekend to practice seaborne drills to disrupt construction on Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd’s Westridge crude oil terminal.

Dan Kraker, MPR news, August 30, 2017

Three self-described "water protectors" are still in a Wisconsin jail after being arrested Tuesday for protesting an oil pipeline. The protesters temporarily stopped construction of what's known as Line 3, the oil pipeline Enbridge Energy wants to build across northern Minnesota.

It would replace an existing 50-year-old line that's still under regulatory review in Minnesota, but the company has already started work across the border.

Brady Slater, Superior Telegram, August 26, 2017

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Protesters identifying themselves as water protectors shut down construction for roughly two hours on a section of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement outside Superior on Monday, Aug. 21.

The event was broadcast and shared on social media, showing vehicles carrying a few dozen protesters as they arrived at around noon to what an Enbridge spokeswoman described as a 12.5-mile segment of the new line that runs along Douglas County Road W.

Kevin Loria, Business Insider, August 24, 2017
  • A new study of ExxonMobil documents shows the company acknowledged the reality of climate change in internal documents and academic papers, but promoted doubt about global warming in public.
  • Exxon publicly posted internal documents to show they were consistent with how they talked about warming in public.
  • A pair of Harvard researchers compared those documents to public statements from the company, and found major discrepancies.
Bill McKibben, National Observer, August 11, 2017
Amy Smart and Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist, August 11, 2017

The B.C. government is seeking intervenor status in a legal challenge to stop the $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.

It also says five of eight environmental management plans the company submitted as part of the province’s environmental certificate requirements have failed to meet the threshold for First Nations consultation.

“Until these consultations are completed in a way that meets B.C.’s legal obligations, work on this project cannot proceed,” Environment Minister George Heyman said.

Work on the pipeline was scheduled to begin next month.

Rick Hurd, eastbaytimes, July 31, 2017

RICHMOND — Two people were arrested Monday during an otherwise peaceful protest at the Kinder Morgan Terminal.

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