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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Jenny Uechi, Vancouver Observer, Nov 26 2013
While the fate of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline hangs in balance, the U.S. quietly approved another major border-crossing pipeline proposal by Kinder Morgan last week.
Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog, 26 Nov 2013
Although TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has received the lion's share of media attention, another key border-crossing pipeline benefitting tar sands producers was approved on November 19 by the U.S. State Department.
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.
News Release, BC Government, Nov 5 2013
VANCOUVER - After officials worked through the night, Alberta Premier Alison Redford and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark today announced a framework agreement between the two provinces on moving energy resources to new markets.
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.
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.
The Bakersfield Californian, Aug 24 2013
Sept. 9, 2010: A 30-inch PG&E gas pipeline burst in San Bruno, killing eight people, injuring dozens more and destroying 38 homes. In court documents, PG&E first tried to blame the rupture on a city sewer project that allegedly damaged a "state of the art" pipeline. Residents themselves were accused of somehow being negligent.