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Kinder Morgan

Four charts reveal gigantic climate impact from proposed Kinder Morgan mega-pipeline


April 23rd 2014

Visual: Just how big would the potential climate impact of Kinder Morgan's new TransMountain pipeline be? Climate scientist and BC MLA, Dr. Andrew Weaver, estimated the full "wells-to-wheels" climate impact of each barrel of bitumen at 0.572 tonnes of CO2. Multiplied together yields around 120 million tonnes of CO2 per year. Barry Saxifrage has created these charts to show you just how big that is.

Keystone XL, Enbridge Northern Gateway

Harper’s vision of Canada as energy superpower thwarted by opposition to pipelines


Les Whittington | Toronto Star - April 23rd 2014

Press Clipping: The Harper government, which never foresaw that pipelines would become the battleground in a frenzied struggle over climate change, is contending with a continent-wide wave of political opposition. A grassroots movement against B.C.’s Northern Gateway project and a White House decision to delay approval of Keystone XL are the latest blows to Conservatives’ plans to ship more oilsands crude abroad.

Human Rights, Enbridge Northern Gateway

For many First Nations, the answer to Northern Gateway will never be ‘yes’


Julie Gordon | Globe and Mail - April 23rd 2014

Press Clipping: A few miles from where Enbridge Inc. plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win his support for the project. Amos, the former chief of the Haisla Nation, has argued for years that the risk – no matter how small – of an oil spill in these waters outweighs any reward the controversial project might offer.

Land & Species Impacts, Enbridge Northern Gateway

Ottawa removing North Pacific humpback whales from list of ‘threatened’ species


Peter O'Neil | Vancouver Sun - April 23rd 2014

Press Clipping: The Harper government is downgrading the protection of the North Pacific humpback whale despite objections from a clear majority of groups that were consulted. Critics say the whales could face greater danger if two major oilsands pipeline projects get the go-ahead, since both would result in a sharp increase in movement of large vessels on the West Coast that occasionally collide with, and kill, whales like the humpback.