Posts Tagged ‘Oil Sands’

One of the largest accidental releases of oil in Alberta’s history isn’t a burst pipeline and it doesn’t involve a train of tanker cars derailing into a river. It’s also not a thing of the past. It’s been going on for about a year and it’s still happening. An estimated 12,000 barrels of bitumen and [...]

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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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Shipping oil across Canada to the Atlantic coast, as TransCanada proposes to do with its Energy East project, is hardly the industry’s first choice. Taking oil south to the Gulf coast via Keystone XL or west through British Columbia are clearly more expedient options. Still, it’s no surprise to see Energy East jump ahead in [...]

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Why I Am Canadian for the Great Bear

Posted by Jeff Rubin on September 6th, 2012 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 13 Comments

I’ve just returned from one of my favourite pastimes—salmon fishing off the west coast of British Columbia. But even in the remote Kyuquot Sound region, off the grid and far away from the news, it’s hard to get away from conversations about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that would bring a never-ending stream of tanker [...]

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