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Keystone XL Opponents Join the War on Terror Inside the Mind of a Bureaucrat from the National Energy Board Enbridge record questioned, company vows to do better as Line 9 pipeline decision nears City Circus Interviews CAEPLA Farmers jeer, bands cheer Bipole III Line 9 Pipeline Deficiencies Concerns Landowner Associations Government Protected Pipeline Companies Are Incompetent Right of Entry Is Risky Business Pipeline whistleblower receives national award
 

Keystone XL Opponents Join the War on Terror

Opponents of TransCanada Pipelines’ Keystone XL project are really pulling out all the propaganda stops now. No longer content to merely chant the green mantra that pipelines are inherent spill risks that enable the expansion of the “tar” sands and allegedly lead to global warming

Inside the Mind of a Bureaucrat from the National Energy Board

The search function in email these days is pretty good. Most of one’s slack in email organization can be carried by the search tool.

Enbridge record questioned, company vows to do better as Line 9 pipeline decision nears

When Dan Walker bought property along Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline he never thought the pipelines under the ground would interfere with using the property, raising cattle and growing cash crops.

City Circus Interviews CAEPLA’s Dave Core

In an exclusive interview, Dave Core, CEO of the national Energy and Pipeline Landowners Association tells how the Crown monopoly uses private eyes and RCMP to intimidate farmers who dare safeguard their property

Farmers jeer, bands cheer Bipole III

At one end, farmers are banding together to get Manitoba Hydro to respect property rights, while at the other, a small aboriginal community is celebrating that up to 50 of its members will soon be employed clearing land.

Line 9 Pipeline Deficiencies Concerns Landowner Associations

“Line 9 was built at the wrong time with the wrong materials, and forms part of a pipeline system in which ruptures and leaks on very similar pipes have happened on a fairly regular basis,”

Government Protected Pipeline Companies Are Incompetent

There is no such thing as a “perfect” technology. A perpetual product of innovation, technology is forever a work in progress, always striving for perfection, but never quite getting there.

Right of Entry Is Risky Business

Popular investment site Motley Fool is asking “how safe will the KeystoneXL pipeline really be?”

Pipeline whistleblower receives national award

Evan Vokes, the former TransCanada employee and engineer that helped The Tyee and the CBC investigate rising pipeline incidents and rule breaking in the industry, will be the recipient of major whistleblower award in Ottawa today.

Pipeline route raises questions for landowners, businesses

24 September 2014

Del Hankinson runs a fabricating plant making pipes and valves for the oilpatch and the prospect of having six or more large bitumen storage tanks right next door worries him.

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Look at alternatives to Kitimat as end point to Northern Gateway, Prentice says

24 September 2014

Premier Jim Prentice says Alberta shouldn’t rule out any options in its pursuit of coastal access for its oil, including a potential alternative to Kitimat, B.C., as the terminus for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline.

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13 questions and answers about the Rover Pipeline project

18 September 2014

As we wrote earlier this week, an energy company is looking at installing a major natural gas transmission pipeline that would pass through Lenawee County. The project, called the Rover Pipeline, is being proposed by ET Rover Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners.

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Why Warren Buffett Supports This Controversial Energy Policy

13 September 2014

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project has ended up before the Nebraska Supreme Court, where the seven-person body will address an earlier decision by a lower court that allows the governor to approve the project instead of the Public Service Commission.

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Northern Gateway Start Date ‘Quickly Evaporating’: Pipeline President

07 September 2014

The president of the Northern Gateway pipeline says it’s unlikely the project will start up in 2018 as the company seeks to win over B.C. First Nations groups, many of which remain adamantly opposed to the $7.9-billion project.

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Clean Water, Scarcity, and Market Prices

07 September 2014

Scarcity is an important aspect of our lives as it affects us everyday, although many people may overlook it when they generally enjoy high standards of living.

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Artist Stops Oil Pipeline Cold

04 September 2014

This story is loaded with issues: copyright is intellectual property (IP), in other words, not really property at all.But the pipeline companies want no part of the legal wrangle because presumably expropriation law never anticipated IP when it first came into full force and effect in Canada in the 1800s.

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Premiers agree to move forward with a national energy strategy

29 August 2014

Canada’s premiers emerged from their three-day summer meeting in Charlottetown today with an agreement to move forward with a national energy strategy.

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Minn. DNR wants new Sandpiper pipeline route

29 August 2014

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has taken a stricter stance on the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, citing environmental concerns. Calgary-based Enbridge Energy plans to build a $2.6 billion, 616-mile pipeline to transport crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota to Superior, Wis., and beyond.

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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

29 August 2014

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.

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Kinder Morgan pipeline study allowed on Burnaby Mountain, rules NEB

21 August 2014

The National Energy Board has sided with Kinder Morgan in a dispute with the City of Burnaby over access to Burnaby Mountain. The company can proceed with necessary studies of its preferred pipeline route through the mountain without the city’s consent.

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Vancouver to take Trans Mountain pipeline challenge to Federal Court

21 August 2014

“We are taking such a vested interest because so much of our economy, our global brand, our quality of life is based around our ocean.”

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BRUCE TOWNSHIP: Property rights advocate speaks to residents

21 August 2014

An overflow crowd showed up at the Bruce Township hall Aug. 18 to hear Jeff Axt present his case on why residents should fight a proposed natural gas pipeline that will be installed in the township in the next few years.

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Is Canada headed for a pipeline bubble?

17 August 2014

The National Energy Board hearings into the Kinder-Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion will not consider the climate change impact of oil production or oil combustion associated with the pipeline project.

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