Keystone XL

McKibben, Suzuki, Berman and Klein to lead anti-pipeline sit in

Tzeporah Berman, Stephen Lewis, David Suzuki, Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben will be among 80 high-profile public figures sitting outside the BC parliament on October 22...

Burnaby MP asks what BC gets out of Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion

Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart is keeping a close eye on Kinder Morgan’s plans. The Trans Mountain pipeline goes right through his riding. He’s brought the issue up in the House of Commons and...

Crowdsourced campaign for oil tankers e-book gathers momentum

The Vancouver Observer has raised over $8500 for an e-book series about about Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL and the future of Canadian oil sands development.

Kinder Morgan oil sands pipeline expansion plan said to pose risks beyond leaks and spills

While public and media scrutiny centers on oil spills and pipeline leaks, environmentalists are trying to broaden the picture to include the impact of using heavy oil on Vancouver's carbon footprint.

Encyclopedia of Canadian pipelines: Keystone XL and Northern Gateway

Enbridge. Northern Gateway. TransCanada. Keystone XL. You've heard the names. You've seen the headlines. But what is the controversy all about? To understand the players, the issues and why they...

Canada's oil sands means "game over" for planet, warns NASA scientist James Hansen

NASA climate scientist James Hanson warns that Canada's ongoing development of tar sands oil could cause irreversible climate change to the planet.

Earth Day no deterrent to Canada’s drive for more dirty fossil fuels

What changes in Canada’s climate pollutions have occurred since the first Earth Day 42 years ago?

Canadian environmental advocates testify at U.S. Congress oil sands hearing

After U.S. congress hearings on the oil sands industry’s environmental performance, Pembina policy director Simon Dyer and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Laboucan-Massimo shared their views with VO.

Keystone XL oil pipeline: TransCanada to go ahead with part of construction

Keystone XL update: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the company’s plan to start construction for part of the pipeline, despite the fact that the rest of the route has yet to be approved.