oil spill

Tsleil-Waututh Nation calls attention to pipeline risks after Kinder Morgan spill

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is calling attention to the risks associated with pipelines after an oil spill shut down Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline yesterday. The 12-barrel spill occurred near...

Safe shipping in the Salish Sea: a trans-boundary discussion of an oil spill on International Water Day

On March 22, 35 participants from First Nations tribes, U.S. tribes, Canadian and American NGOs came together to discuss current and proposed vessel traffic that would ship tar sands and coal through...

US EPA study shows Canadian bitumen still threatens Kalamazoo River following two years of Enbridge cleanup

Two years after a ruptured Enbridge pipeline spilled Canadian bitumen into the Kalamazoo River, the EPA finds Enbridge's cleanup is inadequate.

Highlights from the Joint Review Panel Technical Hearings on Economics

Important moments for those following the proposed Enbridge pipeline debate closely.

Stanley Park on the front lines if there's an oil spill, Wilderness Committee warns at public forum

“No more rallies and protests,” Rueben George  of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation told the audience at the Wilderness Committee's Stanley Park Tanker Town Hall on Thursday. “This is a time...

Southern Gateway: An American pipeline giant's plans for Vancouver

On a hot afternoon in July 2007, a worker started digging a new sewer line for the municipality of Burnaby, following instructions crafted from a chain of wrong assumptions. Before long, he punctured...

Master Mariner responds to Comox Captain’s Enbridge pipeline critique

A West Vancouver mariner shares his response to Captain Mal Walsh’s letter, which previously described Enbridge’s tanker plans as a “train wreck waiting to happen”.

AltaGas confirms 35-metre pipeline oil spill on Hobbema land

An oil spill has been confirmed in the small First Nations community of Hobbema, Alberta, after a farmer reported hearing a loud bang 10 days ago. A spokesperson from AltaGas Ltd. confirmed Wednesday...

Gregor Robertson's letter of work and accomplishments

Mayor Gregor Robertson highlights Vision Vancouver's accomplishments and recent work in this letter: In a 9-1 vote last week, City Council passed my motion for city staff to develop a bylaw that...

Oil threatens culture and wildlife in Gitga'at Nation's remote and beautiful territory

Rainforests, salmon and Spirit Bears: the isolated northern BC community of Hartley Bay provides an example of what's at stake when it comes to oil and gas.