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Pipeline approvals make Canada’s climate targets a herculean challenge

Nov 30, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

On Tuesday the federal government delivered bittersweet news. It cancelled the Northern Gateway pipeline and announced a ban on oil tankers off the North…Read More


Another tar sands pipeline could be approved this week – and it’s not Kinder Morgan

Nov 22, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

With all eyes on a looming government decision on Kinder Morgan, another planned massive tar sands export pipeline has largely flown under the radar….Read More


NEB "Modernization" panel is stacked with pipeline industry insiders

Nov 11, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

The federal government has repeatedly promised to restore Canadians’ faith in the pipeline review process. To do this, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to “modernize”…Read More


The top 10 reasons the feds should reject Kinder Morgan

Nov 04, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

Is this what “social license” looks like? The federal government faces enormous pressure from the oil industry to give the green light to Kinder…Read More


Third time’s a charm? Three recent spills a sad lesson on pipeline and tanker safety

Oct 28, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

Three major fuel spills – that’s the alarming record of the last three months. The pipeline spills in Alberta and Saskatchewan and a diesel…Read More


How Canada Can Improve its Environmental Assessment Laws

Oct 07, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Fed up with environmental laws that allow a project to go forward even if it poses unacceptable risks to our communities, ecosystems and climate?…Read More


Canada Needs Climate Leadership, Not Kinder Morgan

Sep 26, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

The federal government might be about to break another promise. The clock is ticking down toward a December deadline for a Cabinet decision on…Read More


Time to pull the plug on the NEB’s Botched Energy East Review

Aug 31, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

That certainly didn’t take long. Just three weeks into the 21-month review of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline proposal, the National Energy Board (NEB) has…Read More


Time for a Reboot: Let’s Restore and Strengthen Canada’s Environmental Laws

Aug 29, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

After years of protests, court challenges, and lost public confidence, it’s time for a reboot. I’m not talking about the ‘90s animated, futuristic YTV…Read More


West Coast Update: B.C. Overwhelmingly Opposes Trans Mountain pipeline

Aug 24, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

It’s not just Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip bringing Canadians together from coast to coast this August. Opposition to tar sands pipelines is…Read More


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