Laura Payton, CBC News, Jun 17, 2014
Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair both pledge to reverse decision if they form government in 2015
The federal government has agreed to let Enbridge build its Northern Gateway pipeline, subject to 209 conditions recommended by the National Energy Board and further talks with aboriginal communities.
Enbridge wants to build the pipeline from Bruderheim, Alta., to Kitimat, B.C.
Brett Bundale, Chronicle Herald, March 7, 2014
$8b facility planned for Goldboro
A proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project slated for rural Nova Scotia has jumped another hurdle.
Evan Solomon, Kristen Everson, CBC News, Feb 06, 2014
Charities fear they may lose charitable status
The Canada Revenue Agency is currently conducting extensive audits on some of Canada's most prominent environmental groups to determine if they comply with guidelines that restrict political advocacy, CBC News has learned.
CBC News, Jan 25 2014
Thousands without heat south of Winnipeg as arctic blast moves in
A natural gas pipeline explosion near Otterburne, Man., 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg, has left thousands without heat as temperatures drop to -20 C, or -34 C with the wind chill.
The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Jan. 25 2014
ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Man. — Five homes remain evacuated as TransCanada Piplelines deals with a natural gas pipeline fire about 25 kilometres south of Winnipeg.
David Suzuki, Ian Hanington, Huffington Post, Jan 22 2014
Debating the best way to do something we shouldn't be doing in the first place is a sure way to end up in the wrong place. That's what's happening with the "rail versus pipeline" discussion. Some say recent rail accidents mean we should build more pipelines to transport fossil fuels. Others argue that leaks, high construction costs, opposition and red tape surrounding pipelines are arguments in favour of using trains.
Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald, Jan 16 2014
EDMONTON — India has a voracious thirst for oilsands bitumen, but Alberta needs to have pipelines to deliver the product to tidewater before it can finalize any major deals with the country’s energy industry, International and Intergovernmental Relations Minister Cal Dallas said Thursday.
Jim Bronskill, Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press, The Star, Jan 08 2014
What is being called a controlled burn had been raging for more than 18 hours in northwestern New Brunswick late Wednesday after 17 cars on a CN train — some carrying propane, others crude oil — derailed and caught fire.
Jenny Uechi, Vancouver Observer, Jan 9 2014
Five environmental groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation and the Wilderness Committee, are taking the federal government to court, claiming it has failed to meet its responsibilities under the Species at Risk Act to protect endangered wildlife threatened by the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
Ashley Fitzpatrick, The Telegram (St. John's, NL), December 28, 2013
From Old Harry to offshore Port au Port, western Newfoundland centre of talk
Jacob Chamberlain, Common Dreams, Dec 30 2013
Concentric circles of mercury and other toxic materials cover over 7,300 square miles
Jeffrey Jones, Globe and Mail, Dec. 17 2013
TUKTOYAKTUK, NWT — On a November morning just outside Tuktoyaktuk, diesel engines break the silence as trucks and graders trundle back and forth, slowly pushing their way across the tundra toward Inuvik, about 140 kilometres south.
Joint Review Panel, Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, Dec 19 2013
The Joint Review Panel (the Panel) for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project today recommended that the federal government approve the project, subject to 209 required conditions.
News Release, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, December 16 2013
Jessica McDiarmid, The Star, Dec 14 2013
The fires burned for four days after the explosions.
A train carrying 72 cars of crude oil had barreled into the sleepy Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic and derailed. And the oil did what crude oil isn’t supposed to do: it blew up, killing 47 people, leaving the downtown core in ruin.
Chris Hall, CBC, Dec 5 2013
Doug Eyford reports on engaging with aboriginal groups on resource development
The prime minister’s special envoy on West Coast energy issues says the federal government must take decisive action to engage aboriginal groups opposed to new oil and gas pipelines.
Greg Bennett, NovaNewsNow.com, Dec 3 2013
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency wants public input before deciding if a federal environmental assessment is required for a proposed drilling project off the southwestern coast of Nova Scotia.
Grant Robertson & Jacquie McNish, Globe and Mail, Dec 2 2013
An investigation into the disaster and its causes.
Jacquie McNish & Grant Robertson, Globe and Mail, Dec 3 2013
The deadly secret behind the Lac-Mégantic inferno
An investigation into the disaster and its causes.
Steven Guilbeault, Sarah Dobson, Nathan Lemphers, Pembina Institute, Nov 13 2013
The economic implications of Canadian oilsands development
Edmonton Journal, The Canadian Press, October 19, 2013
GAINFORD, Alta. - Emergency crews are monitoring a massive fire burning after a tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed west of Edmonton overnight.
Jessica McDiarmid, The Star, Oct 04 2013
A safety analysis of proposed Line 9B project concluded 'high risk the pipeline will rupture'
Roger Annis, Vancouver Observer, 30 Sep 2013
Following a visit by federal ministers to British Columbia last week to win over oil pipeline opponents, VO takes a look at what happened and what's to come. The pressure to expand oil-by-rail is relentless. Meanwhile, the oil train derailments are accumulating. And a recent editorial by Postmedia suggested that proposals to ship oil by truck on Canada's highways will be next.
Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Sep. 22, 2013
CN Rail, at the urging of Chinese-owned Nexen Inc., is considering shipping Alberta bitumen to Prince Rupert, B.C., by rail in quantities matching the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, documents show.
Verlyn Klinkenborg, Editorial, New York Times, Sep 21, 2013
Over the last few years, the government of Canada — led by Stephen Harper — has made it harder and harder for publicly financed scientists to communicate with the public and with other scientists.