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Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1With a decision imminent, a group of prominent Canadian politicians and businessmen are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The Premier’s of Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as three former Conservative cabinet ministers, have joined with the heads of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and B.C. Chamber of Commerce to say this is “a project that’s right for our time.” Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?
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There will not be a real Kinder Morgan Pipeline Hearing

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAccording to the City of Burnaby’s lawyer, Greg McDade,  there will not be a real hearing on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline project.  Despite the many public statements by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Christy Clark and Kinder Morgan, people opposing  the project will not get an opportunity to properly present their case or to cross examine Kinder Morgan. They will submit written statements to the National Energy Board, with no assurance the panel will even read them.
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Kitimat Votes NO! to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe only British Columbian town asked to vote about the Northern Gateway Pipeline has said No!  There is a sense in which they spoke for all of us and I hope the message goes straight to the Premier’s office.
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Legality of Pipeline Research in BC’s Parks Being Questioned

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe legality of the research the Trans Mountain Pipeline Ltd has been doing in BC’s Provincial Parks is being questioned.
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BC: Kitimat Residents saying “No!” to a Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMA symbolic fight for British Columbia’s future is being fought in Kitimat. The battle ground is a plebiscite. On April 12 the town’s inhabitants will be asked to vote on the following question:
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BC Parks & Pipelines: Is Christy trying to pull a Fast One?

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMAccording to British Columbia’s leading daily newspaper, the Vancouver SUN, “The Ministry of Environment is anticipating applications for boundary adjustments to at least 35 parks and other protected areas to accommodate industrial pipelines, transmission lines and resource roads” The evidence is all there, as well as documentation regarding the procedures the government would have to go through to make these adjustments. The Liberal Government’s preference for fossil fuels is well known and, though it seems premature,  this might not have been an issue if they had been more transparent. But Premier Christy Clark promised British Columbians that five conditions had to be met before we will allow either of the pipeline projects to proceed, none of them have been met and now some people wonder if her government was trying to pull a fast one.

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2,000 Apply to speak at Kinder Morgan Pipeline Hearing

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe deadline for applications to speak at the National Energy Board’s hearing on the proposed Kinder Morgan (Trans-Mountain) Pipeline expansion proposal is over. Around 2,000 applicants came forward. Several Lower Mainland communities, the governments of BC, Alberta and Washington, as well as 40 First Nations (4 of which came from Washington state) have applied.
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Who will BC’s Government Be Intervening For?

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMBritish Columbia has filed to be an intervenor in the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Environment Minister Mary Polak claims this is to ensure that people’s interests are looked after. While it is undoubtedly true that she wishes for the best, one has to wonder who will BC’s Government Be Intervening For?
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BC: Lawsuits Filed Over “Flawed” Joint Review Panel for Northern Gateway Pipeline Recommendation

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMFour lawsuits have been filed to block Cabinet from following the Joint Review Panel’s recommendation that the Northern Gateway Project be allowed to proceed.
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Impending Hearings on BC’s Kinder Morgan Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe next act in what some are already calling a struggle to Save the Salish Sea began on December 16, 2013, when Kinder Morgan filed an application to build and extend the 1,150-mile-long Trans Mountain pipeline that brings oil from Alberta to BC’s Lower Mainland. The impending hearings on BC’s Kinder Morgan Pipeline project could shape the province’s environmental prospects for decades.
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