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National Energy Board announces companies must set aside money to abandon pipelines

Pipeline companies under federal jurisdiction such as Enbridge and Kinder Morgan, which have plans for major oil projects to the west coast of B.C., must create funds to pay for abandoning pipelines by the start of next year.

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Enbridge Line 3 Decommissioning

Decommissioning of existing pipelines or pipeline equipment should only be allowed as a step toward complete removal of the pipeline or pipeline equipment but should not lead to total abandonment.
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Abandoned Pipelines…

I recently received a call from a landowner on whose land a pipeline was buried. On this particular tract of land in Central Texas, the pipeline in question was only 300 feet in length. The right-of-way, or easement, was no longer mowed or otherwise maintained.

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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,” Continue Reading

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Time to Abandon Right of Entry for Pipeline Companies

Pipeline companies should never have been given right of entry. They are for-profit industries not operating for the public good.
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NEB Enables Enbridge Abuse of Landowners

Enbridge plans to replace its decrepit Line 3 with a new pipe. How are landowners going to be affected by this?
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Down the line: How TransCanada fumbled the Keystone pipeline project

The kid, as Randy Thompson calls the land agent from TransCanada Corp., wanted to talk. He was persistent. So Mr. Thompson arranged a meeting at the family’s Nebraska ranch house. Continue Reading

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Pipeline Landowner Profiles: An Interview with Ian Goudy – Part 2

This is part two of CAEPLA staff writer Deborah McVicar’s conversation with Ian Goudy, an Ontario landowner and “pipeline farmer” who was a pioneer in the fight against property rights abuses by pipeline companies. You can read part one (here.)
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Pipeline Company Bullies

On February 28th Dave Core gave an impassioned presentation about “pipeline company bullies” before the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources.
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Enbridge gets final OK to build massive pipeline across Michigan

The Michigan Public Service Commission has given Enbridge Energy the final OK to build the company’s massive oil pipeline across Michigan.
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Inadequate monitoring caused two oil spills, federal records show | canada.com

Separate oil spills in 2010 – one from an abandoned pipeline owned by a midstream energy company, the other from an oilsands company’s well – were caused by inadequate oversight and monitoring, according to federal government records, which concluded they violated environmental laws.
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Sask. auditor criticizes oil and gas wells cleanup | Leader-Post

The provincial auditor is calling on the government to more effectively manage the cleanup of abandoned oil and gas wells.
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‘Radium Mine’ by Group of Seven great A.Y. Jackson has nuclear significance

Note the last paragraph about the Radium Mine. Pipelines and the Irvings of the world rely on the fact they can leave their messes behind for future taxpayers, private citizens and the next generation to clean up Continue Reading

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How Pipeline Abandonment Hurts Landowners and What to do About it

A 2006 presentation at the National Energy Board by Dave Core and CAEPLA… Continue Reading

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Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowners Associations

Pipeline Poll

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