tar sands

Enbridge oilsands pipeline's economic damage could exceed $100 billion

Enbridge’s proposed BC pipeline would unleash billion of tonnes of CO2 into our destabilizing climate. Resulting economic damages from the climate pollution could be hundreds of billions of dollars.

Division over Enbridge oil pipeline caused by treaty process flaws, Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs say

This article can now be found in  Extract: The Pipeline Wars Vol. 1 Enbridge.  Extract contains a year of the Vancouver Observer's powerful reporting on the proposed Enbridge pipeline....

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.

No oil pipeline here: Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel in Smithers finds 100% opposition

Wet'suwet'en Chief Darlene Glaim: "We have always held title to our land and have not negotiated it away...Our lands keep us spiritually, physically and emotionally healthy."

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.

Harper's North Vancouver visit met by anti-pipeline protest, arrest

Anti-pipeline demonstrators called Harper's support for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline a "lack of political leadership" during his North Vancouver visit today.

Harper government overstepped big time

The carbon belongs to Canada, VO climate change blogger Barry Saxifrage wrote me in an email this morning.  He said he noticed that David Suzuki quoted a stat from an article saying that 40 per...

Joe Oliver channels famous autocrat with open letter (hint: al-Assad)

A federal minister called critics of the Northern Gateway pipeline foreign-controlled radicals intent on destroying Canada's economy. Did Syria's al-Assad crib his speaking notes?

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...

Conservatives defend calling Northern Gateway pipeline activists 'foreign radicals'

Environmentalists are calling federal government accusations against anti-pipeline activists 'appalling' and a 'hyperbolic rant' - leading to some back-pedalling today.