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LNG Canada delay means dark clouds growing over industry in B.C.: expert
LNG Canada's decision to put the project in Kitimat on hold amid weak global prices isn't surprising, but it adds to the pessimistic mood around the future of the sector in B.C..
Jul 13th, 2016
State of play: A look at the status of pipeline projects in Canada
The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned Ottawa's approval of the Northern Gateway project, concluding that Canada fell short in its duty to consult with aboriginals. Here's an update on the...
The Canadian Press
Jun 30th, 2016
Most British Columbians oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
Less than half reject the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion, according to a new Insights West poll.
Aug 7th, 2015
Pipeline eco assessment roundly criticized in new study
The author of a new report on a proposed pipeline and expansion has released a scathing critique of the proponent’s ecological risk assessment (ERA) of its own project. Dr. Jeffery Short, an...
May 18th, 2015
Industry Minister Moore makes stuff up to threaten British Columbians
He threatened a Lac Megantic disaster if we don’t accept Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Jan 6th, 2015
2014's biggest newsmakers in pipeline politics (in BC)
From oil execs to environmentalists to elected officials, these eight people had us talking in 2014.
Dec 23rd, 2014
Federal "polluter pays" announcement for tanker spills on BC coast doesn't hold water
The release of a new federal report recommends improvements to Canada's tanker spill regime on the BC coast. Yet onlookers worry the recommendations aren't enough to hold industry accountable.
Dec 4th, 2013
Conservationists call pipeline through parks "unacceptable", while government defends policy
Why is BC's government going out of its way to tell the oil and gas industry it can build pipelines under provincial parks?
Nov 15th, 2013
Kinder Morgan sued by Coldwater Indian Band for "illegally operating pipeline"
Chief Harold Aljam of the Coldwater Indian Band takes Kinder Morgan to court for operating the Trans Mountain pipeline with an allegedly defunct permit.
Oct 30th, 2013
Makeshift bomb explodes on Aboriginal blockade, Hereditary Likhts’amisyu chief Toghestiy says
A makeshift bomb exploded last night in the central interior of B.C. where a group of Indigenous people who have set up a blockade against the proposed Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, and Pembina pipelines.
Oct 29th, 2013