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Would Kinder Morgan Sell A Money Making Pipeline?

By Roy L Hales

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims that buying the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline is acting in the national interest. Ben Parfait put his feeling about the $4.5 billion purchase to music:  “Broken hands on broken ploughs, Broken treaties, broken vows, Broken pipes, broken tools/ People bending broken rules.” Economist Robyn Allan estimates  Canadian taxpayers will spend $20 billion before the controversial pipeline expansion is finished; If it is finished. Would Kinder Morgan sell a money making pipeline?

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Who were the 10,000 British Columbians Protesting Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline?

By Roy L Hales

According to former Geological Survey of Canada scientist David Hughes, Alberta’s much touted emissions cap permits a 53% ramp up of production in the tar sands. Green party leader Elizabeth May concludes that Prime Minister Trudeau’s  climate targets are essentially the same as his predecessor and “even that weak target is not within reach.” Those are some of the national issues behind Canada’s decision to enlarge its fossil fuel sector, but what about more local concerns? The two videos that follow depict some of the 10,000 British Columbians protesting Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline expansion.

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Tight Oil, Canada’s Pipeline Capacity & The Trans Mountain Pipeline’s Feasibility

By Roy L Hales

Last March I interviewed internationally recognized energy expert David Hughes at his home on Cortes Island. Publication of this story was delayed, in part, because of a six minute segment in which he discussed some of the issues raised in his newly published report Will the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tidewater Access Boost Prices and Save Canada’s Oil Industry? However we touched upon a wide range of subjects, including Tight Oil, Canada’s Pipeline Capacity & the Trans Mountain Pipeline’s feasibility.

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