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Northern Gateway pipeline approved with 209 conditions

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.

Environmental groups sue feds over Northern Gateway pipeline

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.

Report of the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project

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.

Is Bakken oil safe enough for the GTA?

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.

First Nations Gain Powerful New Allies in Fight Against Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and Tankers

News Release, Yinka Dene Alliance, Dec 5 2013

Solidarity Accord aligns First Nations with supporters from across Canadian society ahead of a Joint Review Panel decision on the project

Enbridge 'looking forward' to disputing scathing safety report

Jessica McDiarmid,  The Star, Oct 04 2013

A safety analysis of proposed Line 9B project concluded 'high risk the pipeline will rupture'

Official Price of the Enbridge Kalamazoo Spill, A Whopping $1,039,000,000

Desmog Canada, 26 Aug 2013

The largest onshore oil spill in US history - Enbridge's ruptured Line 6B that released nearly 3 million liters of tar sands diluted bitumen into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River in Michigan - finally has an official price tag: $1,039,000,000 USD. That's according to newly disclosed figures released by Enbridge in a Revised Application to expand another one of its pipelines, the Alberta Clipper.

Enbridge misrepresents pipeline benefits

Robyn Allan, Vancouver Sun, August 12, 2013

Over the past two years, I have assessed the economic and financial case for Northern Gateway presented to the National Energy Board by Enbridge.

A Time-Bomb at the Straits?

Patrick Sullivan, Northern Express (Michigan), July 1st, 2013

Rally hopes to draw attention to an aging underwater oil pipeline.

The pipeline turned 60 this year. It is owned and operated by Enbridge, Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, the same company that owns and operates a pipeline that failed and caused the nation’s largest-ever inland oil spill into the Kalamazoo River in 2010.

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.

Enbridge (NYSE: EEP) Threatens Bakken Producers

Swagato Chakravorty, Energy and, May 29 2013

Requested Pipeline Restrictions

Earlier this month, Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE: EEP) approached the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with a proposal. If the request receives approval from the FERC, it would mean the proportion of hydrogen sulfide permissible in the crude shipped via Enbridge’s North Dakota pipeline would be significantly lowered.

Map: Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit

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.

BC Gov't to Enbridge: 'Trust Me' Is Not Good Enough

Andrew MacLeod,, 31 May 2013

Activists, First Nations leaders cheer province's clear stand against Northern Gateway proposal.

B.C. says ‘No’ to Northern Gateway on concerns over oil spills

Jeffrey Jones, Globe and Mail, May 31 2013

CALGARY — British Columbia has formally rejected Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to the West Coast from Alberta, saying the company has failed to adequately explain how to deal with a major heavy oil spill on land or in coastal waters.

The Case of the Disappearing Dilbit: How Much Oil Was Released in 2010 Pipeline Spill?

Lisa Song, Inside Climate News, May 6 2013

A crucial number is removed, without explanation, from the EPA website that is tracking the cleanup of the 2010 dilbit spill Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.

Enbridge breaks safety rules at pipeline pump stations across Canada

Max Paris, CBC News, May 6, 2013

Company's defence is that National Energy Board is interpreting rules differently

The biggest oil and gas pipeline company in Canada is breaking National Energy Board safety rules at 117 of its 125 pump stations across the country, but Enbridge says it's not to blame.

Enbridge, Tundra to build Manitoba rail oil terminal

Scott Haggett, Reuters, April 16 2013

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd said on Tuesday it and Enbridge Inc, Canada's No.1 pipeline company, will build a rail terminal near Cromer, Manitoba, capable of handling up to 60,000 barrels per day of oil.

Enbridge says clean-up in Calhoun County beginning to cut into bottom line

WKZO, Kalamazoo, March22 2013

MARSHALL (WKZO) -- Enbridge Energy Partners estimates that the EPA’s order requiring it to dredge sections of the Kalamazoo River where submerged oil remains will push the clean-up bill an additional 175-million dollars, to almost one billion dollars total.

That would be above and beyond what is covered by their insurance policy.

Through pristine Jasper Park, Kinder Morgan goes full-speed on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Jeff Lewis, National Post, March 13 2013

JASPER, Alta. • The smell of crude oil lingers as Rob Scott eases his pickup truck into a pump station and stops next to a tangle of white pipelines and valves jutting from the ground.

Bitumen's Extraordinary and Popular Delusions

Andrew Nikiforuk,, 9 Mar 2013

Behold the latest mystical and ecstatic pronouncements of Keystone XL acolytes.

First Nations Group Orders Enbridge Pipeline Off Their Land

Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams, March 8 2013

Day seven of blockade: Group hopes to slow down the flow of Canadian tar sands oil

BC pipeline investments appear doomed

Western Investor, 16 February 2013

It now appears increasingly unlikely that neither the $6 billion Enbridge Inc. Northern Gateway pipeline or the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Trans Mountain oil pipeline will be approved in British Columbia.

Canadian Pipe Fashion: Oil is the New Gas

Elena Schor,, Feb 15 2013

Remember last week, when TransCanada threw a jab at Keystone XL opponents by unveiling a “plan A” to move more than a half-million barrels of oil-sands crude out of Alberta — no matter what happens to the infamous pipeline – by converting parts of its natural gas Mainline to run oil?

Energy minister solidifies federal acceptance of west-to-east oil pipeline

Terry Pedwell, Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press, Feb 1 2013

OTTAWA - The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says he gave a tentative nod to one proposal in a meeting with industry giant Irving Oil.

Chiefs declare ban on pipelines, tankers

Zoe McKnight, Vancouver Sun, December 14, 2012

First Nations leaders signed an indigenous legal declaration on Thursday, banning pipelines and oil tanker traffic in British Columbia in a further attempt to halt Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway project.

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