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.
Jeffrey Jones, Globe and Mail, Dec. 17 2013
TUKTOYAKTUK, NWT — On a November morning just outside Tuktoyaktuk, diesel engines break the silence as trucks and graders trundle back and forth, slowly pushing their way across the tundra toward Inuvik, about 140 kilometres south.
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, Ministry of Energy and Mines, December 16 2013
VICTORIA - In keeping with its commitment to work collaboratively with the Tahltan Nation towards a shared vision for land use in the Klappan area of Tahltan territory, government today announced a temporary deferral on any new coal tenures in the Klappan.
Shaun Thomas, The Northern View, Dec 17, 2013
Both LNG terminals being considered for the Prince Rupert area cleared another hurdle on Dec. 16 as the National Energy Board approved export licences for both Pacific NorthWest LNG and the BG Group's proposed Prince Rupert LNG Exports Ltd.
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.
Dene Moore, Canadian Press, Times Colonist, December 10, 2013
FORT ST. JOHN — British Columbia's groundbreaking Clean Energy Act has limited the options available to the province's Crown utility corporation for expanding the power grid, the chairman of an environmental review panel pointed out as critics demanded answers about the utility's plans to build a third hydroelectric dam on the Peace River.
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.
Harald Welzer, Spiegel Online, Dec 6 2013
The Warsaw conference demonstrated that the "climate summit" model is broken and, more importantly, that capitalism itself is driving us to the brink. Protests are not the solution -- it's time to fight the system using its own weapons.
Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, Dec 7 2013
Top geoscientist spells out startling depletion rates for high-cost shale gas, tight oil wells.
One of Canada's top energy analysts has warned investors and geologists that "the shale revolution" will not meet conventional expectations as a so-called game-changer in energy production.
Les Leyne, Times Colonist, Dec 7 2013
Next time a cabinet minister confidently outlines the government’s vision of the future, keep B.C.’s electricity policies in mind.
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.
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.
Murray Bush, Vancouver Media Co-op, Dec 2 2013
COAST SALISH TERRITORY - Activists blocked access to the federal Port of Vancouver for an hour early this morning as part of an International Day of Action in Support of Elsipogtog Land Defenders in New Brunswick.
Brent Jang, Globe and Mail, Nov. 29 2013
VANCOUVER —An Asian group led by CNOOC Ltd. of China is seeking a licence to export liquefied natural gas from British Columbia as the competition heats up to develop huge LNG megaprojects on the West Coast.
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.
Grant Robertson & Jacquie McNish, Globe and Mail, Dec 2 2013
An investigation into the disaster and its causes.