Claudia Goodine Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/4605 en Kinder Morgan: Vancouver’s fate in the rush for black gold http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/kinder-morgan-vancouver%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-fate-rush-black-gold-and-tyranny-small-decisions With a history of incremental expansions, could Kinder Morgan’s plans to “twin” the Trans Mountain pipeline be just the beginning?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/kinder-morgan-vancouver%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-fate-rush-black-gold-and-tyranny-small-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Alberta oil sands Alberta Tar Sands Enbridge Kinder Morgan Southern Gateway Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12146 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Oil lobby and Alberta distorting benefits of tar sands pipeline for BC: CCPA economist http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/oil-lobby-and-alberta-distorting-benefits-tar-sands-pipeline-bc-ccpa-economist A new study found that BC gets the largest economic benefit from construction and operation of the Northern Gateway pipeline, but economist Marc Lee argues external costs outweigh distorted benefits. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/oil-lobby-and-alberta-distorting-benefits-tar-sands-pipeline-bc-ccpa-economist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Canadian Energy Research Institute CERI Enbridge Northern Gateway BC Northern Gateway pipeline Sat, 11 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12482 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Big oil's charm offensive turns critics off http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/big-oils-charm-offensive-turns-critics The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association launches a big campaign to charm Canada. Critics remain unmoved.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/big-oils-charm-offensive-turns-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Althabasca tar sands pr ben west Canada oil lobby Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Integrity First Canadian oil companies enbridge oil spills Enbridge safety record George Hoberg proposed Enbridge pipeline tar sands pr Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:31:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12478 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper shameless: Elizabeth May http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/harper-shameless-elizabeth-may PM Stephen Harper says decision on Northern Gateway will be based on science, not politics, but Green Party MP Elizabeth May calls such rhetoric shameless pretending given Budget Bill C-38 impacts.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/harper-shameless-elizabeth-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Bill C-38 impact on science Elizabeth May Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline Joint Review Panel National Energy Board Stephen Harper attack on science Stephen Harper says science has final say on Northern Gateway project Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12461 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Joint Review Panel has little over a year to decide fate of Northern Gateway http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/joint-review-panel-has-little-over-year-decide-fate-northern-gateway The fate of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline will be decided by the end of next year. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/joint-review-panel-has-little-over-year-decide-fate-northern-gateway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Bill C-38 environmental review process Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill Enbridge Michigan oil spill Enbridge safety record Enbridge safety standards Northern Gateway deadline Northern gateway pipeline project Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:33:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12429 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com NASA's Curiosity landing blazes trail for humans on Mars http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/nasas-curiosity-landing-blazes-trail-humans-mars NASA's Curiosity brings humans one step closer to setting foot on the red planet. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/nasas-curiosity-landing-blazes-trail-humans-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Curiosity landing Curiosity Mars photos Mars landing NASA NASA Mars photos Rover spirit and opportunity seven minutes of terror Tue, 07 Aug 2012 08:35:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12439 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Kinder Morgan: First Nations frustrated by Trans Mountain "fair share" requirement http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/kinder-morgan-first-nations-frustrated-trans-mountain-fair-share-requirement BC's new "minimum requirements" for a share or pipeline profits will apply to Kinder Morgan, but aboriginal community leaders and environmental lawyers say money is not the issue. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/kinder-morgan-first-nations-frustrated-trans-mountain-fair-share-requirement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Christy Clark Enbridge Northern Gateway five minimum requirements heavy oil pipeline requirements Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion National Energy Board Sat, 04 Aug 2012 02:38:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12390 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Enbridge's poor safety record turning British Columbians off Northern Gateway pipeline: economist Robyn Allan http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/enbridges-poor-safety-record-turning-british-columbians-northern-gateway-pipeline British Columbians are increasingly better informed about the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project and its possible risks, the former ICBC CEO said. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/enbridges-poor-safety-record-turning-british-columbians-northern-gateway-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment British Columbians Enbridge Christy Clark Enbridge economist Robyn Allan Enbridge Kalamazoo spill Enbridge Northern Gateway Enbridge safety record Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12421 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Disposal of fracking waste induces earthquakes, study suggests, signaling dangers for Northern BC http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/hydraulic-fracturing-induces-earthquakes-study-finds-signaling-dangers-northern-bc American studies say earthquakes are common in areas where shale gas development is booming. An increase in tremors in northeastern BC leads the provincial and federal government to investigate.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/hydraulic-fracturing-induces-earthquakes-study-finds-signaling-dangers-northern-bc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Christy Clark shale gas Fracking in northeastern BC Horn River basin Shale gas boom in northeastern BC Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:50:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12448 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Premiers' national energy strategy draft "positively disingenuous", says professor of Canadian environmental policy http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/premiers-national-energy-strategy-draft-positively-disingenuous-says-professor Christy Clark stole the headlines when she walked out of the Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax last week, but what actually came of the national energy strategy on the agenda?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/premiers-national-energy-strategy-draft-positively-disingenuous-says-professor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment BC climate change bc premier christy clark Council of the Federation national energy strategy Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline Premier Alison Redford The Pembina Institute Western Climate Initiative Wed, 01 Aug 2012 01:32:00 +0000 Claudia Goodine 12389 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com