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A perfect storm delays Transcanada pipeline
What were they thinking when they went up against the beloved beluga?
Apr 3rd, 2015
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.
Feb 27th, 2012
Enbridge trying to "silence" speakers at oil sands pipeline hearings: MLA
Just days before regulatory hearings scheduled in Prince Rupert, NDP MLA Gary Coons condemned Enbridge’s attempts to “silence” Northern Gateway critics.
Feb 14th, 2012
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.
Feb 13th, 2012
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.
Feb 6th, 2012
Canada's National Energy Board an oil sands “ally”?
Government documents obtained by Climate Action Network describe the NEB as an oil sands “ally”, while enviros and Aboriginals are "adversaries". So what does this mean for Northern Gateway?
Jan 26th, 2012
"Scary time" for Canada
Critics say they’re “dismayed” by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s anti-democratic and “McCarthy-esque” tactics, regarding regulatory hearings for the Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline.
Jan 25th, 2012
B.C. tourism industry leaders concerned about hazards of Northern Gateway oil pipeline
As public hearings continue on the controversial oil sands pipeline, resort owners say tankers and potential oil spills could have a severe impact on the B.C. tourism industry.
Jan 24th, 2012
All the oil pumped down Enbridge's North B.C. pipeline will be spilled
Every gallon of tar sands crude that Enbridge wants to pump down its proposed BC pipeline will be effectively spilled -- into the atmosphere.
Jan 16th, 2012
Salmon, economy and oil: Smithers mayor explains opposition to Enbridge pipeline
Smithers mayor explains why, despite job promises, the community remains opposed to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline.
Jan 17th, 2012