Pipelines and Supertankers
Despite protesting its innocence, the Harper government has oil on its hands from the recent English Bay spill, thanks to funding cuts and a cavalier attitude about tanker safety, says Rafe Mair.
Botched English Bay oil spill confirms BC ‘woefully unprepared’ for more pipelines, tankers: Open letter
The botched English Bay oil spill is a vivid reminder that BC is indeed "woefully unprepared" for additional pipelines and tanker traffic, says Ben West.
Senate Republicans failed today to get the 60 votes they were seeking to move the Keystone XL pipeline forward through Congress.
While China, the US and EU are reaping huge job benefits from the green economy, Canada and provinces like Quebec are stuck in pipe dreams of the past, argues innovation expert Will Dubitsky.
In a surprising show of municipal power, Squamish council rejected Fortis BC's controversial permit application for test drilling in a Wildlife Management Area, connected to the Woodfibre LNG proposal.
$50 oil and plunging LNG prices are a wake-up call for Canada's fossil fuel-focused economy. In 2015, economics are likely to have a bigger impact than pipeline protests on the country's energy policy.
Rafe Mair on leading environmental campaigner Ben West's move to head up Tanker Free BC, working with Rex Weyler to battle the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Surprising recent comments from Industry Minister James Moore appear to distance the Harper government from the embattled pipeline industry.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called it "crazy economic policy" to apply climate regulations to the oil and gas sector.
The lectures keep rolling in from right-wing pundits on the recent Burnaby Mountain protests against Kinder Morgan. Rafe Mair questions some free parenting advice for bleeding-heart British Columbians.