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.
John H. Cushman Jr., InsideClimate News, Feb 7, 2014
State Department review used studies funded by Alberta agencies and carried out by Jacobs Consultancy, a subsidiary of a major tar sands developer.
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.
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.
Jacob Chamberlain, Common Dreams, Dec 30 2013
Concentric circles of mercury and other toxic materials cover over 7,300 square miles
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
Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press, 570News.com, Dec 14, 2013
WASHINGTON – Yes, the influential activist spearheading the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline has made a fortune in oil investments. Yes, he’s invested in a rival pipeline that would compete with Keystone.
Ed Struzik, Yale Environment 360, 29 Nov 2013
The rapid development of Alberta’s tar sands has spawned a new proposal for a 731-mile pipeline that would transport oil to the British Columbia coast. The project is strongly opposed by conservationists and First Nations leaders, who fear the environmental risks it would bring.
Steven Guilbeault, Sarah Dobson, Nathan Lemphers, Pembina Institute, Nov 13 2013
The economic implications of Canadian oilsands development
Kevin Grandia, Rabble.ca, November 5, 2013
Ian Bailey & Gary Mason, Globe and Mail, Nov. 05 2013
Vancouver — B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her Alberta counterpart Alison Redford have reached a broad framework for an agreement to satisfy B.C.’s five conditions for supporting oil pipeline development in the province.
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.
Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, August 26, 2013
Edward Welsch, Bloomberg.com, Jul 23, 2013
Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) and other Canadian oil stocks have risen almost twice as much as global competitors after the country’s crude rose to a one-year high on optimism that pipeline bottlenecks are easing.
Dan Frosch, New York Times, June 25, 2013
Diluted bitumen — the blend of thick Canadian crude that would be shipped by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — is no riskier to transport than other types of crude oil, a new study has found, a conclusion that came under sharp attack by environmentalists.
Kinder Morgan files last minute objection to Joint Review’s proposed conditions for Northern Gateway
Robin Rowland, Northwest Coast Energy News, June 5 2013
Kinder Morgan has filed a last minute objection to the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel’s preliminary conditions for the Enbridge project.
Lisa Song, InsideClimate News, Jun 3, 2013
Canadian energy giant Enbridge is quietly building a 5,000-mile network of new and expanded pipelines that would achieve the same goal as the Keystone.
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Globe and Mail, May 31 2013
By 2030, Canada’s output from the oil sands will reach about five million barrels a day, more than twice today’s output. Yet, by 2030, chances are also good that the world will have placed a price on carbon emissions to spur energy innovation and wean humanity off carbon-based fuels. By then, climate change’s impact on global food security will have become starkly obvious. Already, heat waves and droughts in major grain-producing regions have caused food-price shocks and political unrest around the world.
Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee, May 23 2013
Study debunks Enbridge claims that oil sands crude spill is standard clean-up.
Nathan VanderKlippe & Kelly Cryderman, Globe and Mail, May. 24 2013
Yadullah Hussain, Financial Post, Apr 25 2013
Hemmed in by unco-operative jurisdictions to the south, west and east, Alberta is looking upward, exploring at least two new northern projects that would help the province get its oil to tidewater, making it available for export to overseas markets.
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Mar. 28 2013
France’s Total SA says current market conditions favour processing oil sands crude on the U.S. Gulf Coast rather than building an $11.6-billion upgrader in Alberta, as the company took a $1.65-billion (U.S.) loss on its 49-per-cent stake in the cancelled Voyageur project.
Brent Jang, Globe and Mail, Mar. 27 2013
Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s biggest oil-sands producer, has cancelled its $11.6-billion Voyageur upgrader project because of soaring capital costs – and the belief that better profits are to be found in shipping out unprocessed bitumen.