Why it Takes a Whale to be Heard: Public Blocked From Enbridge Hearings: The most striking part of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway community hearings in Vancouver is that they’re not open to the community at all. Only a limited number of people get to present their position to the federally appointed Joint Review Panel, and the rest of the public aren’t welcome to watch them, despite thousands of Vancouverites who are passionate about this proposed pipeline and what it means for our future.
Parks Act changed for Kinder Morgan’s illegal pipeline research? Controversial amendments to the Park Act by way of Bill 4, the Park Amendment Act allow industrial “research,” or activity, in B.C. parks. Before Bill 4, any research done in a park had to be “necessary for the preservation or maintenance of the recreational values of the park involved.” But pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has been conducting research in B.C. parks four months before Bill 4 was introduced.
Cushing, Okla. -- where Keystone XL's southern leg begins. When Keystone XL was brought into the spotlight, people began to understand that not all pipelines are created equal — a pipeline carrying “dilbit,” or diluted bitumen from tar sands — poses different (and often greater) risks than a conventional oil pipeline. Hazardous chemicals and other hydrocarbons need to be added, along with high pressure and heat, to move viscous dilbit through a pipe.
"Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Postmedia 2013 Energy Channel Sponsorship": this was the title of a Prezi presentation. The presentation came to light on twitter today, on the same day that Postmedia downsized its parliamentary bureau in Ottawa and laid off prominent environmental journalist Mike De Souza as well as political reporters Andrea Hill and Tobi Cohen.
Pipeline Spill In The Heart Of Canada's Tar Sands Industry Leaks 1.3 Million Gallons Of Oily Emulsion The leak, which was discovered Wednesday afternoon, is the largest pipeline spill in the province in 35 years | ThinkProgress