Keystone XL

U.S. pipeline opponents take on Keystone XL with 24-hour petition blitz

With U.S. Senators poised to push the pipeline project through, environmental groups rally the opposition with a joint campaign and 24-hour petition against Keystone XL.

Aboriginal pipeline opponents seek support from China

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives in China, B.C.'s Yinka Dene Alliance attempts to sway Chinese opinion with an open letter condemning Canadian oil sands projects.

Keystone XL oil pipeline to be defeated: is Enbridge next?

It's a sour day for big oil. The Obama administration is set to reject the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, according to news reports. Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin reported Obama's...

TransCanada releases dollar figures behind Keystone XL

TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has stepped up its publicity campaign for the politically charged Keystone XL pipeline, releasing a detailed breakdown of where the $7-billion project would create 20,000...

B.C. worried about foreign funding for tar sands, not environmental groups: pipeline poll

With hearings starting tomorrow, the Conservative government has accused opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline of being foreign-funded radicals. But a new poll suggests otherwise.

Tsunami, riots, Occupy, civic election, casino, Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands: VO's top stories in 2011

2011 was a year of big stories on the Vancouver Observer. From natural disasters to political unrest, many of the events around the world impacted people in Vancouver, while a few of the big stories...

TransCanada may soon begin construction on Keystone XL pipeline

TransCanada says construction can begin in months after US President Obama signed a bill forcing a faster decision on Keystone, but opponents say Obama has simply signed its death warrant.

Obama signs bill forcing faster decision on Keystone XL oil pipeline

  CALGARY _ TransCanada Corp. says construction on its controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas -- except for a stretch through Nebraska -- may begin within months now that U.S....

Canada and the environment: key events from 2011

From Greens in Parliament to tar sands opposition and the Kyoto Protocol, here's a summary of some of the year's most important environmental issues and events.

Cashing in on Canada's tar sands: oil transporters

Which companies profit from oil sands transport operations? Second in a series exploring who has high stakes in the oil sands.