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Alberta oil sands

Kinder Morgan takes issue with facts as Greens urge other parties to oppose pipeline expansion

While Green party leaders called for all political parties in Canada to come out against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project on Wednesday, a representative from the company took issue with...

Tar sands videos greatest hits

From Quarry's Crash to Ethical Oil to Bill McKibben's "game over", the debate about Canada's oilsands in videos

Kinder Morgan: Vancouver’s fate in the rush for black gold

With a history of incremental expansions, could Kinder Morgan’s plans to “twin” the Trans Mountain pipeline be just the beginning?

Will Ft. McMurray destroy the world?

 John H. Richardson's article "Keystone" in Esquire this month concerns the "little Canadian town that might just destroy the world."  Richardson interviews a large cast of characters from...
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China's CNOOC set to buy Canadian energy giant Nexen for $15.1 billion

The all-cash takeover deal of Nexen, if successful, would be China’s biggest overseas energy acquisition to date.

BC woman running equivalent of 29 marathons to stop Enbridge pipeline

Kim Slater hopped in her Delica vehicle sputtering vegetable oil and drove towards the Alberta border. The next morning, she put on her running shoes, breathed in the mountain air and hit the...

E-book to inform debate on oil tankers indiegogo campaign launched

Twenty-eight days to raise $20,000. Help us meet our goal.
Alberta oil sands: lobbyists happy now

Bill C-38 answers oil and gas lobbyist prayers

This article can now be found in  Extract: The Pipeline Wars Vol. 1 Enbridge.  Extract contains a year of the Vancouver Observer's powerful reporting on the proposed Enbridge pipeline....

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline could cost $15 billion?

Enbridge may be understating the true costs of the Northern Gateway oil pipeline, according to an APTN report based on WikiLeaks emails from Texas-based global intelligence firm Stratfor. The...

“Totalitarian” state surveillance on First Nations adds to “demonization” of pipeline critics: Grand Chief

New documents reveal the RCMP has been spying on environmentalists and First Nations opponents of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.