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.
Curtis Tate, Bellingham Herald, McClatchy Washington Bureau, January 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills, an analysis of the data shows.
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.
Ashley Fitzpatrick, The Telegram (St. John's, NL), December 28, 2013
From Old Harry to offshore Port au Port, western Newfoundland centre of talk
David Shaffer & Susan Hogan, Star Tribune, Dec 31, 2013
A majority of the 2,300 residents of Casselton, N.D., heeded a warning to leave town Monday after an explosion that produced huge clouds of flames and smoke, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
Phuong Le, Associated Press, Chron.com, December 27, 2013
SEATTLE (AP) — The number of oil tankers in Washington state waters could increase almost sevenfold under a proposal by a Canadian pipeline company to expand the amount of crude oil it sends to the Pacific Coast.
Bob Marshall, The Lens (New Orleans), Dec 18, 2013
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was just a month old and BP’s crude oil was still gushing from the Gulf floor when state officials began to grasp the true scope of the insult to Louisiana’s coast: Beaches, estuaries and wetlands would be under assault for decades.
Robert Collier, TheRecord.com, Dec 21 2013
If U.S. President Barack Obama wants a way to appease both sides of the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, he might want to look in the other direction — south to Mexico.
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.
James Macpherson, Associated Press December 12, 2013
Regulator: North Dakota oil rail shipments expected to spike to 90 percent of production
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.
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.
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.
Brian Horesji, Post Carbon Institute, 2012
Peter James, Prince George Citizen, October 4 2013
David Black is convinced his proposed refinery near Kitimat will be both an economic and environmental winner, but challenges remain about getting bitumen from Alberta to the north coast.
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.
Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, August 26, 2013
Relying on industry for advice is akin to ‘fox in charge of hen house’