Trevor Harrison, Winnipeg Free Press, 02/25/2012
LETHBRIDGE -- Many will remember the made-in-Alberta bumper sticker of the 1980s that told Canadians outside of Alberta that they could "freeze in the dark." The message caught the mood of many Albertans enraged by the National Energy Policy.
Ray Grigg, Shades of Green, Courier Islander, Feb 25 2012
Enbridge's proposal to build a 1,172 km Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat through some of the most challenging and remote territory on the planet exposes wild rivers, landscapes and a pristine BC coast to inevitable oil spills. This is the most obvious argument against building this project. But a closer and deeper scrutiny reveals more fundamental flaws that are not immediately obvious.
By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, February 24, 2012
'Ambitious' environmental review 'suffered in its execution'
By Teresa Smith, Postmedia News, February 23, 2012
An Alberta First Nation that says its treaty rights were violated when the province granted oilsands leases to Shell Canada Ltd. has lost its bid to take the case to the country's top court.
Transport Canada, 20 Feb 2012
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Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, Feb. 23, 2012
By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, February 22, 2012
OTTAWA — Canadians will see both health and economic benefits if the federal government follows through rapidly on draft regulations to crack down on pollution from coal-fired electricity plants, says newly released briefing notes from Environment Canada.
By Robyn Allan, Vancouver Sun, February 23, 2012
It is regrettable that Gerry Angevine of the Fraser Institute didn't do his homework and actually read the Enbridge documents submitted to the National Energy Board regarding the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline (Proposed pipeline to have no effect on gas prices, Issues & Ideas, Feb. 20).
Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, Calgary Herald, February 21, 2012
Collateral damage from Canada's booming oilsands sector may be irreversible, posing a "significant environmental and financial risk to the province of Alberta," says a secret memorandum prepared for the federal government's top bureaucrat.
Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun, February 20, 2012
OTTAWA — Collateral damage from Canada's booming oilsands sector may be irreversible, posing a "significant environmental and financial risk to the province of Alberta," says a secret memorandum prepared for the federal government's top bureaucrat.
JEFFREY SIMPSON, Globe and Mail, Feb. 18, 2012
A tale of two provinces unfolded this week: Albertans were told how wonderful their province’s future will be, Ontarians how difficult theirs will be.
Jen Gerson, Calgary Herald, Feb 12 2012
In 2010, a major pipeline burst in Michigan, spilling millions of litres of oil into the Kalamazoo River. That was followed by international antioi-lsands campaign that pressured U.S. President Barack Obama to indefinitely stall the construction of the Keystone XL pipe to Cushing, Okla. Now, crude pipelines are the polarizing cause du jour.
By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2012
Briefing paper outlines pipeline complaint
Enbridge, the company behind a controversial pipeline proposal to allow the export of bitumen from Alberta oilsands by tanker from the port of Kitimat, has complained federal departments were asking it for too much information while pushing the approval process at an "unrealistically fast" pace, says newly released briefing material from Environment Canada.
Editorial, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2012
Every major development project in British Columbia is subject to an environmental assessment before permits are issued allowing it to proceed. And this is as it should be.
By Dan Healing, Postmedia News, Calgary Herald, February 15, 2012
CALGARY - Oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. has reported sending its first shipment of crude oil to China last week.
By Tim Weis, Financial Post, February 9, 2012
Whether it is the Keystone XL pipeline, the Northern Gateway pipeline or securing an export market in China, the oil sands have dominated much of the recent energy discussions in Canada.
Campbell Clark & Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Feb. 09, 2012
OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has chosen to override the qualms of the government’s non-proliferation experts to permit a multibillion-dollar business in exports of Saskatchewan uranium to China’s nuclear industry.
Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), 01 Nov 2010
The GSI’s second report in the series Fossil Fuels – At What Cost? identifies and determines the value and impact of oil production subsidies in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland & Labrador. This detailed analysis is the first of its kind in Canada and allows appropriate comparisons of subsidies with other countries. It finds 63 subsidies at the federal and provincial level, amounting to C$ 2.84 billion in 2008. It also sets out the financial, economic and environmental trade-offs implied by the subsidies.
Letter to the Minister of Natural Resources, January 20, 2012
The Honourable Joe Oliver
Minister of Natural Resources
House of Commons
On behalf of the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC), I write to express my opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline project and to an expansion of the tar sands.
By Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, 12 Jan 2012
Veteran energy analyst David Hughes calculates three reasons the project is bad for Canada.
The Northern Gateway Pipeline will explosively increase the scale of oil sands production at a level not in the national interest, says David Hughes, one of Canada's foremost energy analysts.
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By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, January 5, 2012
Chinese energy companies, at one time eager to see the Northern Gateway project completed quickly so they could access production from the Alberta oilsands, are now taking a longer, more patient view, according to a China expert.
CBC News, Jan 10, 2012
$5.5B Enbridge project would send oilsands crude to Kitimat, B.C.
Hundreds of people attended the opening day of public hearings that may determine the fate of a controversial plan to build the Northern Gateway pipeline to the West Coast from Alberta's oilsands in the First Nations community of Kitamaat Village, B.C.
By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, January 10, 2012
Remarks about 'radical' groups hijacking regulatory process raises thorny questions about impartiality of Northern Gateway Project review
By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, January 10, 2012
Indecision reigns as hearings to open
A big part of Tracey John Hittel wants to support Enbridge's proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gateway twin oil and condensate pipelines.
But as public hearings on the project begin in his community today, he is torn.