Oil - Pipelines

Elizabeth Douglass, Inside Climate News, June 8, 2015

At ExxonMobil, the answer is still no.

Dan Bacher, CENSORED NEWS, June 7, 2015
injection CA

Mark Nechodom, the controversial director of the California Department of Conservation, the agency that oversees the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), resigned on Thursday, June 4.

DOGGR is the agency charged with regulating the state's oil and gas industry. Governor Jerry Brown in 2011 appointed Nechodom, who is considered very friendly to the oil industry, to the post in order to expedite permits for oil drilling in Kern County and elsewhere.

Steve Karnowski, AP, June 4, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS - Battles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week.

Tsleil-Waututh Natio, Sacred Trust Initiative, May 26, 2015

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC and COAST SALISH TERRITORY, May 26, 2015 – Today, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation the “People of the Inlet” released the outcomes of its independent assessment of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project (TMEX), conducted as a matter of its own jurisdiction and law. On the basis of its assessment – which found that the TMEX proposal represents unacceptable risks and would violate Tsleil-Waututh law – Tsleil-Waututh announced that it has denied approval for the TMEX project to proceed in its territory.

Jeff Rubin, CBC, May 26, 2015

Economist Jeff Rubin questions the ongoing government reliance - and hope - on Canada's oil industry. He says The Carbon Bubble is bursting and it is time to embrace new industry boosted by the climate change Carbon has created. Listen to interview with Jeff Rubin.

Terry Macalister, The Guardian, May 21, 2015
"Shell no"

Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global temperature rise of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the planet.

Bill McKibben, New York Times, May 14, 2015

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — THE Obama administration’s decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic shows why we may never win the fight against climate change. Even in this most extreme circumstance, no one seems able to stand up to the power of the fossil fuel industry. No one ever says no.

Paul Lewis and Adam Federman, The Guardian, May 12, 2015
FBI and KXL

The FBI breached its own internal rules when it spied on campaigners against the Keystone XL pipeline, failing to get approval before it cultivated informants and opened files on individuals protesting against the construction of the pipeline in Texas, documents reveal.

Internal agency documents show for the first time how FBI agents have been closely monitoring anti-Keystone activists, in violation of guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming unduly involved in sensitive political issues.

Steve Horn, DeSmog Blog, May 8, 2015

DeSmogBlog has obtained dozens of emails that lend an inside view of how the U.S. State Department secretly handed Enbridge a permit to expand the capacity of its U.S.-Canada border-crossing Alberta Clipper pipeline, which carries tar sands diluted bitumen (“dilbit”) from Alberta to midwest markets.

Ari Phillips, Climate Progress, May 8, 2015

In March, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell cited a methane gas plume the size of Delaware hovering over the Four Corners area in Northwest New Mexico as evidence that the Interior Department needs to cut “wasted gas that results from venting and flaring during oil and gas operations.”

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