Energy

news

If Oilsands Are No Longer Profitable, What Next?

Plastics, says Alberta money manager who predicted plummeting oil prices. A Tyee interview.

By Geoff Dembicki, Yesterday


news

BC First Nations Launch First Legal Challenge to LNG Industry

Gov't rushed pipeline project and 'left us with no other option,' says chief.

By James Munson, 18 Dec 2014


news

Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics: Expert

A Tyee interview with Terry Lynn Karl, who wrote the book on petro states.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 18 Dec 2014


news

Site C Mega-project Set to Break Ground Next Summer

Dam's approval viewed as 'courageous' by some, a '$9-billion gamble' by others.

By Andrew MacLeod and David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


news

Site C Dam Approved: A Tyee Reader

Approved today, a sampler from years of reporting on the $8-billion-plus mega-project.

By David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


mediacheck

Time for 'Adult Discussion' on Canada's Oil Future, Says Tyee's Nikiforuk on CBC

Election preview? Plunging oil prices, Norway's petro-smarts drive debate on The National.

By David Beers, 15 Dec 2014


opinion

Expert Engineers Deem Trans Mountain Too Dangerous

One in 10 chance of Burrard Inlet disaster, riskier than Northern Gateway, says letter to NEB.

By Mitchell Anderson, 15 Dec 2014


opinion

It's Time to Nationalize the Tar Sands

Half of Canadians support a public takeover. We can't allow corporate recklessness any longer.

By Martin Lukacs, 12 Dec 2014


news

Alberta Won't Appeal Decision to Allow Jessica Ernst to Sue

Landowner's landmark lawsuit against the fracking industry continues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 10 Dec 2014


news

Harper Rules out Crackdown on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

'We're clearly not going to do it,' PM tells Commons.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Dec 2014


opinion

Mair to Horgan: You Really Blew It on LNG

Your New Dems backed Clark's Libs for all the wrong reasons.

By Rafe Mair, 8 Dec 2014


news

Cutting Emissions Needn't Kill Jobs, Says Oilsands Labour

Job-loss fears just 'bunk' to delay needed climate action: Alberta Labour Fed president.

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Dec 2014


news

Ann Craft's Fracking Nightmare: A Top Lawyer's Startling Counsel

Albertan's son, seeking legal help, records an insider's blunt advice on how petro giants and regulators fend off lawsuits.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 5 Dec 2014


news

The Nightmare of Ann Craft: Fracked, then Poisoned

Albertan says drilling buckled her property. Then the real misery started.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 4 Dec 2014


opinion

Gorilla on Burnaby Mountain, Meet Elephant in Ottawa's Living Room

Notes to a petro scientist on Canada's great potential.

By John Vaillant, 2 Dec 2014


news

Cities 'Thrown to Wolves' by Province: Burnaby Mayor

From saving refinery jobs to leading a revolution in civic powers, Derek Corrigan has bigger plans.

By David P. Ball, 29 Nov 2014


news

'Kinder Morgan Is Breaking the Law,' Economist Alleges

Robyn Allan accuses firm of failing to seek NEB sign-off for deal that may weaken oil spill liability.

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Nov 2014


opinion

'Dear Cyberstalker' (An Arrested Kinder Morgan Protester Writes)

Ten responses to the trolls at #BurnabyMountain.

By J.B. MacKinnon, 24 Nov 2014


opinion

On Burnaby Mountain, Confronting the Gorilla

Why I rose before dawn to join protesters against Kinder Morgan's proudly heavy 'footprint.'

By John Vaillant, 22 Nov 2014


news

BC Oil and Gas Tax Breaks Top $1 Billion. How Much Profit Flows Back? Unknown

Government lacks revenue figures, so we sought out potential comparisons.

By Dene Moore, 22 Nov 2014