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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.

B.C. government offers Gitxsan First Nation signing bonus

21 July 2014

The B.C. government has written directly to about 60 hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan First Nation, outlining a multimillion-dollar gas-pipeline benefits deal. In the letter, the government offers the Gitxsan about $12-million, plus a signing bonus of over $2-million, if it will allow two pipelines to cross territorial lands.

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Pleads Canada To Arbitrate In Burnaby Site Expansion Dispute

21 July 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP on July 19, 2014 asked the Canadian regulators to arbitrate for enabling the company to make an examination of the land in Burnaby, British Columbia. Kinder Morgan at present is facing opposition for its expansion plan of Trans Mountain oil pipeline worth $5 billion.

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Mayor will reject Kinder Morgan’s land request

19 July 2014

Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan has vowed to push back on Kinder Morgan’s attempts to survey Burnaby Mountain for a pipeline route. Meanwhile, the oil company is planning to ask the National Energy Board to go over the city’s head.

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A Long-Term Farmland Trend… Is a Lamborghini in Your Future?

18 July 2014

The idea we have for you today plays off one of our ongoing themes — “extraction.” “We’ve got a real problem! This is a mathematical fact! Tens of trillions of dollars are being extracted from the United States of America,” ranted MSNBC pundit Dylan Ratigan in 2011.

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Energy board delays Trans Mountain review until after next Federal Election

15 July 2014

A regulatory review of the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline through British Columbia will be delayed by almost seven months while Kinder Morgan gathers information requested by the National Energy Board.

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Northern Gateway Decision: 2 More Legal Challenges Filed

14 July 2014

The Gitga’at First Nation will ask the Federal Court of Appeal to recognize the band’s aboriginal title along the proposed tanker route where ships would be carrying oil from the Northern Gateway pipeline as part of a legal fight against the proposal.

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Environmental groups launch legal challenge of pipeline decision

13 July 2014

A consortium of environmental groups have filed a second legal challenge related to the Northern Gateway Pipeline, which was approved pending 209 conditions last month.

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Judge approves First Nations’ challenge of Kinder Morgan pipeline project

13 July 2014

A federal judge granted permission to B.C.’s Tsleil-Waututh Nation Friday to proceed with its legal challenge of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) review of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

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TransCanada’s Contract With Mattawa Requires Town To Stay Silent About Company

06 July 2014

The mayor of a small northern Ontario town along the route of the planned Energy East pipeline is defending a contract with pipeline builder TransCanada that critics say amounts to a “gag order” in exchange for a $30,000 gift.

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TransCanada’s donation to Ontario town comes with ‘gag’ conditions

05 July 2014

TransCanada Corp. provided an Ontario town along the proposed Energy East pipeline route with cash to buy a rescue truck on conditions that include the municipality not comment on the company’s operations.

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Energy company Kinder Morgan used service fee for pipeline fund

02 July 2014

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says he’s shocked by a report that claims the National Energy Board authorized a special fee that allowed Kinder Morgan to build up a $136-million “war chest” to pursue expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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Kinder Morgan’s $136 million pipeline ‘war chest’ to be paid by Canadians

02 July 2014

In what an economist calls an “unprecedented” decision, the National Energy Board has allowed Kinder Morgan to build up a $136 million ‘war chest’ to fund its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion application through shipping surcharges.

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End the Subsidies

29 June 2014

Here’s a proposal for dealing with First Nations’ objections to resource development (and projects such as pipelines) on land they claim is theirs by tradition: Let’s have the federal government cut off annual subsidies to reserve governments.

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How To Get Northern Gateway Built

23 June 2014

Ottawa has approved Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project. First Nations owning or claiming land along the projected route appear adamantly opposed as is the environmentalist segment of BC’s electorate – everybody from radical greens to soft, suburban, recycling types.

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