Tag Archives: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

$718,918 Reasons Christy Clark Said Yes

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about BC’s provincial election, $718,918 reasons Christy Clark said Yes to Kinder Morgan

Originally posted on the Dogwood Initiative

VANCOUVER – After formally opposing the Trans Mountain expansion proposal at National Energy Board hearings last January, Christy Clark’s BC Liberal government has reversed its position, embracing Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and oil tanker proposal.

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Alberta to Protect Woodland Caribou

The ECOreport looks at the announcement of provincial protection to be extended over 1.8 million hectares of forest, Alberta to Protect Woodland Caribou

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The sharp decline of Alberta’s woodland caribou population has long been a concern. According to Mark Hebblewhite, associate professor of ungulate habitat biology at the University of Montana, compared the province’s previous attempts to resolve this situation by culling wolves – but not prioritizing habitat restoration –  to shovelling sand. The University of Alberta agreed, and pointed to the fact these animals are “in an area with high levels of human disturbance resulting from forestry and oil and gas activity.” That changed this morning, the province of Alberta is extending its’ protection over an additional 1.8 million hectares of forest.

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The Postmedia Press’ Partnership With Industry

The ECOreport reposts a story about the press’ silence about BC Hydro’s $9.4 billion debt &  problems with LNG development. The Postmedia Press’ Partnership With Industry

Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian

By Rafe Mair

Yesterday in my email inbox, the chickens began to come home to roost for Postmedia – the Canadian newspaper chain.

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What Are BC’s Oil Companies Getting For Their Money?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Vancouver Observer just ran an excellent piece about the millions of dollars that gas and oil companies have been donating to BC’s Liberal Party. Calgary based Encana, for example, has sunk ten times as much into our political campaigns as they have spent in Alberta. Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, Spectra Energy, Chevron and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have all invested more here. It makes you wonder, what are BC’s oil companies getting for their money?

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Did Harper Hijack the Kinder Morgan Pipeline “Hearings”?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“Over the past few years, the Harper government has slowly eroded the rights of Canadians to shape their country’s energy policies,” the legal firm ForestEthics explained in a backgrounder released yesterday. Prior to the introduction of Omnibus Bill C-38, citizens could voice their opinions or give written submissions to the National Energy Board (NEB). Now Canadians must fill out an application explaining why they should be allowed to speak and environmental lawyers will not be allowed to cross examine Kinder Morgan.
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BC at the Razor’s Edge: LNG & Climate Change

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMWhen Finance Minister Mike de Jong said “We continue to balance on a razor’s edge,” he was referring to the new budget – but this is a suitable description of the Liberal Government’s economic policy.
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