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Tar Sands Oil From Canada Could Pose Threat To Bay Area Marine Life

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) —  A group of scientists say a lack of publicly available information about the chemicals used to mine fuel from tar sands could hamper efforts to safeguard marine habitats in the Bay Area and beyond in the event of a spill. 541 more words


Vancouver Sun Letter

For what is likely to be my last letter to the editor of 2016, see today’s Vancouver Sun (fourth letter from the top). The gist of my argument is that Kinder Morgan is bad. 22 more words


ACCESS DENIED: No Dakota Access Pipeline Under Lake Oahe

It may only be a temporary victory, but it is a victory. The Army Corps of Engineers has denied Dakota Access an easement to extend their crude oil pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. 377 more words

Health Issues

Pipe dreams

Canada’s sunny leader, Justin Trudeau, has spoken. This week he gave his government’s decision on three pipeline projects promoted by Alberta to get their fossil fuels to market. 849 more words


Dire Straits

The increase in shipping traffic if the TransMountain pipeline expansion is actually implemented poses a quite extraordinary threat to the Salish Sea. I heard on the CBC yesterday that the ships used to load at pipeline terminal in Burnaby are smaller than optimal, so they will be running a shuttle service to supertankers moored off the coast somewhere for transhipment. 529 more words


"Standing Rock 2.0"- Activists, First Nations promise action after pipeline approval

Activists and community leaders say Trudeau lacks social license for today’s decision to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline and warn the project will face large-scale citizen opposition. 458 more words

Journalism And PR


As noted in the Vancouver Observer, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s pipeline panel released a report last Thursday on community concerns regarding the Kinder Morgan proposal to triple Tar Sands bitumen flowing from Alberta to the Burnaby, British Columbia shipping terminal in Greater Vancouver. 177 more words