Common Sense Canadian

    Pipelines and Supertankers

    British Columbians reject premiers’ “Canadian Energy Strategy” – designed to push pipelines

    Prominent British Columbians slam the premiers' "Canadian Energy Strategy" - designed to push through controversial pipelines.

    Enbridge let off the hook in paltry Kalamazoo oil spill settlement

    Despite a lingering mess on the Kalamazoo River long after Enbridge's 2010 oil spill, the company got off easy in its settlement with the State of Michigan.

    Canadian oil industry slashes production forecast by 1.1 million barrels/day due to price slump

    With $50 oil, the Canadian industry is slashing its production forecast by 1.1 million barrels/day.

    BC not ready for major oil spill, minister admits after Vancouver diesel spill

    On the heels of 1,000-litre diesel spill in Vancouver, BC Environment Minister Mary Polak admitted BC is not ready for a major oil spill.

    Kinder Morgan bills customers for pipeline application

    Major energy worker union opposes Kinder Morgan pipeline

    Unifor, a major Canadian union which represents energy workers, is opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, calling it "all risk and no gain for British Columbians."

    Rafe Mair’s Modest Proposal: Scrap environmental assessments

    Environmental assessments in Stephen Harper's Canada make a mockery of democracy while wasting millions of your tax why not just scrap them, asks Rafe Mair.

    Suzuki: Canada seeing real change with energy, politics and First Nations

    From the NDP's win in Alberta to BC buying back coal licences and even Charles Koch acknowledging global warming, there is reason for hope that real change is coming, says David Suzuki.

    Harper, BC Tory MPs have oil on their hands from English Bay spill

    Harper, BC Tory MPs have oil on their hands from English Bay spill

    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

    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.

    Republicans fail to get 60 Senate votes for Keystone XL bill

    Senate Republicans failed today to get the 60 votes they were seeking to move the Keystone XL pipeline forward through Congress.