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.
Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail, Aug. 22 2013
OTTAWA — The Ontario government wants assurances that the province will benefit economically from TransCanada Corp.’s pipeline project to ship crude from Alberta to refineries and export terminals in eastern Canada.
Editorial, Vancouver Sun, August 16, 2013
Prospect of a pipeline to deliver oilsands crude embraced in New Brunswick, opposed in B.C.
Jeff Lewis, National Post, July 26 2013
CALGARY – TransCanada Corp. plans to finalize agreements with prospective shippers backing its proposed Energy East pipeline in the next two weeks, an executive in charge of the project said Friday.
Shawn McCarthy, Kelly Cryderman & Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail, Jul. 26 2013
Quebec Premier Pauline Marois gave a political boost to TransCanada Corp.’s proposed west-to-east oil pipeline, saying she remains open to the project despite heightened concerns about the transport of crude through her province in the aftermath of the Lac-Mégantic disaster.
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.
Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg News, Delaware News Journal, June 24 2013
OTTAWA, CANADA — Canadian National Railway sees “tremendous” growth in shipping oil by train. Hunter Harrison, who runs its biggest rival, says he isn’t so sure as he looks at potential pipeline competition.
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.
Rick Smith, The Star, May 17 2013
The arrogance of oil companies and the Harper government turned a previously obscure environmental issue into a much more potent concern regarding the erosion of democracy and fairness
By Associated Press, Published: March 22
WASHINGTON — The Senate has endorsed construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that is to carry oil from Canada to Texas oil refineries.
Senators voted 62-37 on Friday for the nonbinding measure. Seventeen Democrats and all 45 Republicans voted yes.
Robert Redford, Huffington Post, March 4 2013
Mr. Secretary, I am disappointed. I thought that we all understood that to fight climate change, we have to be able to say "no" to dirty energy projects. Our friends around the world are looking to us for climate leadership and it starts with drawing the line at tar sands expansion. It also means that we need to give health and environment a fair shake in the environmental review of a dirty energy project such as the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Yet the draft environmental review prepared by the State Department for Keystone XL misses what folks in industry themselves are saying: the Keystone XL project is necessary for expansion of tar sands. We know this means that Keystone XL will make climate change worse.
Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, 9 Mar 2013
Behold the latest mystical and ecstatic pronouncements of Keystone XL acolytes.
Editorial, New York Times, March 11, 2013
The State Department’s latest environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline makes no recommendation about whether President Obama should approve it. Here is ours. He should say no, and for one overriding reason: A president who has repeatedly identified climate change as one of humanity’s most pressing dangers cannot in good conscience approve a project that — even by the State Department’s most cautious calculations — can only add to the problem.
Juliet Eilperin & Steven Mufson, Washington Post, March 1, 2013
US State Dept, March 1 2013
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Mar. 01 2013
OTTAWA — TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline has cleared a significant political hurdle in the United States after a State Department assessment concluded the project would not contribute to the warming of the planet.
Elena Schor, elenaschor.com, 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?
John M Broder, New York Times, Feb 13 2013
Four dozen environmental activists succeeded in getting themselves arrested outside the White House on Wednesday afternoon to draw attention to their demand that President Obama reject construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
Journalstar.com, February 9, 2013
CALGARY, Canada — Crude from Alberta's oil sands sells at a 30 percent discount to its U.S. counterpart. TransCanada Corp. Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling plans to narrow that gap whether or not his Keystone XL pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico wins approval from the Obama administration.
Jeff Lewis, National Post, Jan 31 2013
CALGARY — TransCanada Corp.’s advance into the remote shale gas fields of British Columbia has been temporarily stalled amid concern that a proposed 100-kilometre expansion to its B.C. pipeline system would “unreasonably subsidize” users of the addition.
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.
Jane Taber, Shawn McCarthy, Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, January 28, 2013
HALIFAX, OTTAWA and CALGARY —
New Brunswick Premier David Alward is headed to Alberta to inject some political momentum into a proposed $5-billion, cross-Canada oil pipeline that he describes as a nation-building project.
l, Alberta Oil Magazine, January 14, 2013
TCPL to build $5.1 billion pipeline that will feed coastal terminal
If you’re keen on seeing liquefied natural gas (LNG) exported from the coast of British Columbia, Wednesday was a good day.