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Four Harsh Truths for Canada’s Lovestruck Pipeline Politicians

A reality check for our bitumen-besotted leaders.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Oct 2016


Just Like Santa, Kinder Morgan Is Coming to Town This December

While some players call pipeline expansion naughty, others find it very nice indeed.

By Bill Tieleman, 18 Oct 2016


Calgary Mayor Slams Protesters Who ‘Demonized’ Alberta Oil

Naheed Nenshi wonders why province’s pipelines ‘bear all the sins of the carbon economy.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Oct 2016


Christy Clark’s Big Sales Job on Site C

Rate design hearings reveal big risks, no return for Crown corporation’s customers, says NDP critic.

By Adrian Dix, 12 Oct 2016


Pipeline Memo Guiding Trudeau Gov’t ‘Riddled with Mistakes’

Economist Allan tells Natural Resources it was ‘dangerously misled’ four ways.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 7 Oct 2016


BC Company Claims ‘Net Zero’ Answer to Reserve Housing Energy Woes

Structures aim to bring next-generation efficiency within the budget of First Nation communities.

By Katie Hyslop, 5 Oct 2016


In September, Did the Liberals Out-Harper the Conservatives?

On climate, foreign workers, and unions, Trudeau government moves this month have rankled progressives.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Sep 2016


Trudeau’s LNG Approval: What a Difference a Day Makes

Absent winning smiles and shirtless selfies, this doesn’t feel like ‘positive politics.’

By Heather Libby, 28 Sep 2016


Trudeau Liberals Approve Petronas LNG Project on BC’s Coast

Environmentalists immediately condemn decision: ‘Honestly, we expected better.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2016


New Poll Shows Perils For BC Liberals and NDP

Clark plagued by low approval, NDP policies unknown, and Kinder Morgan a risk for both parties.

By Bill Tieleman, 27 Sep 2016


Crash of ‘The Mechanic’: Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Found Guilty

Harper insider convicted on three counts of illegal lobbying.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Sep 2016


Premier Clark on ‘Historic Debt Binge,’ Says Conservative Leader

‘Debt-free BC’ 2013 campaign promise called unrealistic, simplistic.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2016


Crude Oil Pipeline Leaks on the Rise in BC

Critics say trend contradicts industry claims of improving safety.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2016


US Study Confirms Rapid Increase of Methane Emissions by Oil and Gas

Spike corresponds with timing of shale gas boom.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Sep 2016


BC Hydro: From Public Interest to Private Profits

W.A.C. Bennett created the Crown corp to build province; today it enriches special interests.

By Norman Farrell, 12 Sep 2016


A Tyee Series

Youth in BC’s Northwest Interior Wrestle With Mega-Project Future

Jobs are badly needed, but is industry-as-usual the way? Many aren’t sold. First in a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 8 Sep 2016


The National Energy Board Is a Mess, Shut It Down

Time to lay rest to this obsolete service agency for a last-century industry.

By Mitchell Beer and Chris Wood, 7 Sep 2016


Expect a Kinder Morgan Surprise from Trudeau’s Liberals

Many signs point to ultimate approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

By Bill Tieleman, 6 Sep 2016


Alberta Offers Lessons in Keeping Dams Safe From Fracking

BC Hydro feared effects of fracking-induced earthquakes, relies on ‘understandings’ to reduce risk.

By Ben Parfitt, 17 Aug 2016


Hydro Officials Quietly Feared Fracking Threat to Peace River Dams

FOI reveals Crown corp’s behind-the-scenes negotations for a buffer zone around projects.

By Ben Parfitt, 16 Aug 2016