Posts Tagged ‘keystone xl’

A sharp correction in oil prices is putting the debate around major pipeline projects, such as Keystone XL, into a more nuanced light. Part of the impetus behind constructing new pipelines to carry bitumen from northern Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, Kitimat on the Pacific, or even all the way across the country to [...]

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The latest battleground for U.S. President Barack Obama’s so-called war on coal isn’t even in the lower forty-eight states. It’s across the border in British Columbia’s densely populated lower mainland where a recent proposal to expand Port Metro Vancouver’s Surrey operation could offer a backdoor exit for U.S. coal to escape to Asia. Environmental groups [...]

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The Northern Gateway Project, introduced in the middle of the last decade, promises to keep British Columbia mired in debate for years more to come. Despite the National Energy Board’s recent approval, staunch opposition from First Nations groups and environmentalists looks set to suspend the pipeline in a state of legal limbo. Across the border, [...]

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It’s nine years and counting since the Keystone pipeline was first proposed and TransCanada is still waiting for Presidential approval to build the line. An environmental assessment report from the US State Department that landed last week would seem to move TransCanada’s hopes forward, but the pipeline’s ultimate fate is still very much in limbo. [...]

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It’s a few weeks into a brand new year and so far Canadians are discomfited by watching our dollar rank among the world’s worst-performing currencies. The oft-cited reasons include high consumer debt levels, the potential for a housing bubble, and worries that Canada’s economy is on a divergent path from the US. Really, though, it’s [...]

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