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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.

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May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014

Pete Seeger's body gave out yesterday, but his music will live forever. He has left us a bounty of music and boundless spirit to continue the good fights.

Thank-you, Pete. Goodnight.

Here's a sampler of three great songs. YouTube is full of his music. Enjoy.

Pipeline safety review fails to answer key questions, critics say

Sarah O'Donnell & Dan Healing, Edmonton Journal & Calgary Herald, August 23, 2013

EDMONTON - A promised report into the safety of Alberta’s vast pipeline network prompted by a series of high profile spills fails to dig into some of the most serious concerns, critics said Friday.

Alberta Pipeline Safety Review

Alberta Energy, 23 Aug 2013

The Government of Alberta supports the innovative, responsible and sustainable development of our province’s energy resources through a variety of technology funds and initiatives.

Why Pushing Alternate Fuels Makes for Bad Public Policy

John DeCicco, Yale Environment 360, 22 Aug 2013

Every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan has backed programs to develop alternative transportation fuels. But there are better ways to foster energy independence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions than using subsidies and mandates to promote politically favored fuels.

TransCanada’s eastern path hits snag in Ontario

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.

Burst Pipeline's Spill Plan Is None of Your Business, Suggests Regulator

Naveena Sadasivam, InsideClimateNews.org, Aug 20, 2013

PHMSA has released ExxonMobil's spill response plan for the ruptured Pegasus pipeline—but most of the crucial elements have been completely redacted.

Harmac begins pumping power into B.C. Hydro electrical grid

Robert Barron, Nanamio Daily News, August 19, 2013
 

The Harmac pulp mill has begun feeding power from its new $45-million electrical generation plant to B.C. Hydro, creating a second major revenue source to the Nanaimo mill for the first time in its more than 50-year history.

Coast to coast, a power grid stretched thin

Shawn McCarthy & Josh Kerr, Globe & Mail, Aug 14 2013

Faced with rising demand and aging infrastructure, Toronto Hydro is spending $184-million to install a transformer just south of the CN Tower to keep the lights on and air conditioners humming along the city’s lake shore.

B.C. First Nation renews fight against mining

By Kim Nursall, The Canadian Press, August 16 2013

VANCOUVER – Dozens of First Nations protesters are blockading a proposed open-pit coal mine in a remote area of northwest B.C.

Elders threaten blockade against coal mine in Sacred Headwaters

Anita McPhee, NationTalk.ca, August 16 2013

DEASE LAKE, BC, Aug. 15, 2013 - The Tahltan Central Council acknowledges the frustrations felt by Tahltan people that lead to more than 30 Tahltan Elders and community members to serve a “24 hour eviction notice” to Fortune Minerals on Wednesday night in our territory in northwest B.C.

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