Press Clipping: Sky News put together a three-minute video segment on the Harvest the Hope Concert and the growing opposition to Keystone XL in Nebraska. Listen to what Neil Young, Willie Nelson and local ranchers have to say about climate change and the need to move beyond oil -- including the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.
In the Media
Press Clipping: Hundreds of aboriginal people took the bait of an impromptu viral social media campaign to submit their favourite fishing pictures, following a Vancouver Observer story last week that reported that pipeline giant Kinder Morgan had questioned how much a B.C. band still eats fish. Green Party of B.C.’s interim leader Adam Olsen thought the question was fishy, so asked aboriginal people to share their fish photos. The response was overwhelming.
Press Clipping: For Sto:lo people with links to their ancient traditions, the landscapes that surround them are not just important as sources of food, water and shelter. The trees, the mountains and the rivers are their ancestors. That was part of Albert "Sonny" McHalsie's message to the National Energy Board (NEB) during the first day of seven days of aboriginal oral traditional evidence into the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Press Clipping: A small group of nature lovers in southern Ontario enjoy spending weekends watching birds and other wildlife, but lately they're the ones under watch — by the Canada Revenue Agency. "Effectively, they've put a gag on us,” said Roger Suffling, longtime member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists, who noted that the letter arrived just after the club wrote to federal cabinet ministers to complain about government-approved chemicals that damage bee colonies.
Press Clipping: TransCanada Corp. will have to spend $1 billion more than planned on an oil pipeline to Canada’s Atlantic Coast if natural gas customers get their way, a move it says would threaten the viability of the project. The spat centers on TransCanada’s plan to convert a 3,000- kilometer (1,865-mile) stretch of its mainline gas conduit to carry oil. Gas distributors claim that converting the mainline in eastern Ontario would lead to fuel shortages and higher prices.
Press Clipping: A train that derailed and exploded in rural Alabama was hauling 2.7 million gallons of crude oil, according to officials. The 90-car train was crossing a timber trestle above a wetland near Aliceville late Thursday night when approximately 25 rail cars and two locomotives derailed, spilling crude oil into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire that was still burning Saturday.
Press Clipping: This is a fantastic and important article (Radio-Canada, French), where the media finally starts to talk about the other important economic impacts of Energy East, like tourism along the Saint Lawrence River. The article looks at tourism, along with the natural gas supply issue, as examples of economic impacts on the other side of the ledger than those TransCanada usually talks about.
Press Clipping: Oil producers are getting another brutal reminder that theirs is a business characterized by long, deep price cycles. Benchmark Brent futures have dropped below $90 a barrel, the lowest level since December 2010, but that actually understates the extent of the damage. And such low oil prices make it difficult for tar sands producers to invest the big billions required to keep producing this costly (and dirty) crude.