Tag Archives: NEB

Scrap Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from Britiosh Columbia, Scrap Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion

A Press Release from the Green Party of Canada

By Lynne Quarmby

In 2012, Stephen Harper and the Conservative government handed control of environmental assessments for proposed energy projects, such as the Kinder Morgan pipeline, over to the National Energy Board.

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Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future

The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED about plans to expand North America’s fossil fuel production, Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future 

By Roy L Hales

Alberta’s oil industry won a symbolic victory. President Trump calls his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline “a great day for jobs and energy independence” in the United States. Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) admits the industry is not using its’ current pipeline capacity1 and adding more pipelines is “not consistent with the Paris Accord’s commitment to keep (Global) warming to two degrees Celsius, or its aspirational goal of limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”2 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is about our future on a planet where the scale and pace of extreme weather events is increasing.

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  1. Canadian crude oil export pipelines are utilized at 85 to 90 per cent of their capacity … based on respective historical utilization rates.” – Canada’s Energy Future 2016, National Energy Board, p 92
  2.  Ibid, p 115

The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation Says No To Ajax Mines

The ECOreport looks at the reasons the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation Says No To Ajax Mines

By Roy L Hales

The mining sector may be struggling, but it is still big business in British Columbia. According to the Northern Miner,mining is “one of the hottest sectors of the Canadian stock market.” At the beginning of this year, there were 702 British Columbia based mineral exploration and mining companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSXV exchanges. Some of the A BC Liberal party’s biggest campaign contributors are mining companies. Though KGHM Ajax Mines is not one of them, having forked out a mere $55,450,1 a new mining start would definitely bolster Premier Christy Clark’s image within the industry. Only there is more at stake than money when it comes to a proposed 2,500-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine on the outskirts of the city of Kamloops. This is an area that local first nations consider sacred and after careful deliberation, the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation says no to Ajax Mines.

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  1. KGHM AJAX MINING INC’s donations to the BC Liberal Party: 2013/03/01 – $2,000.00;  2013/12/31 – $10,000.00; 2014/03/28 – $1,000.00; 2014/03/28 – $2,000.00; 2014/04/14 – $400.00; 2014/07/04 – $250.00; 2014/07/04 – $250.00; 2014/10/10 – $10,000.00 ; 2015/03/06  – $2,000.00 ; 2015/04/10 – $5,000.00 ; 2015/06/19 – $2,000.00; 2015/11/20 – $20,000.00 ; KGHM INTERNATIONAL’s donations to the BC Liberal Party:  2015/02/13 – $550.00

$718,918 reasons Christy Clark said ‘yes’ to Kinder Morgan

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about BC’s upcoming 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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NEB’s Kinder Morgan Review Hopelessly Biased Towards Corporate Interests

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from B.C., NEB’s Kinder Morgan Review Hopelessly Biased Towards Corporate Interests

Originally Published on Sierra Club BC

Toronto, ON – As a Ministerial Panel is due to report on this summer’s last minute revisiting of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker proposal, environmental groups from across Canada today sent MPs a briefing note on the fundamentally flawed review process. Prepared by Sierra Club B.C., Environmental Defence and Équiterre, the document shows the lack of public confidence in the Kinder Morgan process. Restarting the Kinder Morgan review after reforming the NEB is the only viable option.

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Fighting the Energy East Pipeline

The ECOreport reposts Ecojustice’s reasons for fighting the Energy East Pipeline

Originally Published on Ecojustice

By Devon Page

We are representing community group, Transition Initiative Kenora, in their fight to stop the Energy East pipeline. But first we need your help to make sure the review process is fair and unbiased.

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Don’t Let Canada Condemn Orcas

The ECOreport reposts announcements about the Proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion: Don’t Let Canada Condemn Orcas

Press Release from Friends of The San Juans

This is an important time to act on behalf of, learn about, and celebrate the Southern Resident orcas…

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Will Trudeau Protect Canada’s Environment?

The ECOreport looks at the Canadian government’s announcement of a comprehensive review of environmental and regulatory processes. Will Trudeau protect Canada’s environment?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMCanada’s new government faces tough challenges. They were elected on a wave of frustration with the previous regime’s petro-politics. Understandably, the oil and gas industry was “very concerned.” Up until now, corporate concerns have taken a priority over the welfare and desires of ordinary Canadians. Yesterday, the government announced a comprehensive review of environmental and regulatory processes. Will Trudeau protect Canada’s environment?

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Open Letter Opposing Kinder Morgan’s Expansion

The ECOreport reposts an open letter from the Mayor of Vancouver & three First Nations leaders to the Government of Canada, Opposing Kinder Morgan’s Expansion 

From: Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver; Chief Maureen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Chief Ian Campbell, Squamish Nation; Councillor Howard Grant, Musqueam Nation

To: The Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister; The Honourable James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources; The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Mr. Tony Penniket, Ministerial Panel member; Ms. Kim Baird, Ministerial Panel member; Dr. Annette Trimbee, Ministerial Panel member

In late May, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) recommended that the Governor In Council approve Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand its Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP).
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BC Reacts To The NEB’s Pipeline Recommendation

The ECOreport looks at how BC Reacts To The NEB’s Pipeline Recommendation

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAs everyone expected, the National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended that the Canadian Government approve Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion through the most populated area of British Columbia. The NEB believes the likelihood of a major oil spill “very low,” but “the potential significance” of such a spill “very high.” Kinder Morgan would be required to post calculations of the emissions from all industrial activities and those created during construction of the 1150 km (715 miles) pipeline. If the Trudeau Government agrees and the project goes forward, the number of tankers carrying diluted bitumen out of the Greater Vancouver area could increase from 1 or 2 a week to 10. These are some of the ways BC reacts to the NEB’s pipeline recommendation.
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