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news

Warning for BC: Methane Emissions Still Increasing in Big US Shale Play

Despite drilling downturn in Pennsylvania, potent greenhouse gas on the rise.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Feb 2017


opinion

Six More Broken Liberal Promises

Maybe you thought it was just electoral reform? Looking back at 500 days of governance.

By James Wilt, 14 Feb 2017


news

Alberta’s Growing $30-Billion Liability: Inactive Wells

Compared to other jurisdictions, province lets oil firms off the hook when it comes to cleaning up.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Feb 2017


news

Time to Reform Our ‘Captured’ National Energy Board, Says Expert

First up: move the scandal-ridden regulator back to Ottawa, argues Marc Eliesen.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 9 Feb 2017


news

On Oil Spills, Alberta Regulator Can’t Be Believed: New Report

Scale and impact of spills underestimated, finds ecologist researcher.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 9 Feb 2017


opinion

Trump’s Despotically Dispensed ‘Truth’ Doomed by Reality

Disruptive technologies matter more than politician’s bluster and fakery.

By Mitchell Anderson, 8 Feb 2017


opinion

On Jessica Ernst, and the Vagaries of Justice in Canada

Landowner’s ruling shows our legal system can easily lose sight of its mission.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 2 Feb 2017


news

BC Hydro Can’t Be Ordered to Make Power Cheaper for Poor, Commission Rules

Lawyer calls decision ‘disappointing,’ as low-income customers struggle to pay bills.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2017


news

Alberta Energy Regulator’s Response to Ernst Case ‘Inaccurate and Misleading’, Say Professors

Agency misrepresents Supreme Court ruling on right to sue over alleged Charter violations, they say.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jan 2017


news

BC Premier Says Kinder Morgan Pipeline Plan Meets Her Conditions, Opposition Objects

Project’s foes call Clark’s decision a ‘surprise to absolutely no one’ and ‘simply deceitful.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2017


news

Plan to Let Customers Spread Out Winter Hydro Bills Could Go Further, Says Advocate

Even with flexibility, ‘people with very low incomes may never be able to catch up.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 Jan 2017


news

Obama’s Top Scientist on the Climate Challenge Ahead

A Q&A with America’s longest-serving presidential science adviser, John Holdren.

By Elizabeth Kolbert, 11 Jan 2017


news

Trudeau Leaves His BC MPs Hanging by Approving Wave of Projects

Prime minister plays dangerous political game by inflaming coastal opposition, say observers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 5 Jan 2017


news

At Least Two Complaints Made about LNG TV Ad Withdrawn by Government

Complainant Teresa McGee was ‘appalled’ by ads characterizing industry as ‘clean.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Jan 2017


news

Biggest Canadian Energy Stories of 2016? Here Are Five to Start

Fort Mac’s inferno? Pipeline yeas and nays? What would you add?

By James Munson, 2 Jan 2017


opinion

Electoral Reform and BC LNG: Bold Predictions on Two Big Issues

Expect Petronas to approve Lelu Island project before May election, and Liberals to bail on voting change.

By Bill Tieleman, 27 Dec 2016


news

‘Open Science’ Critical for Effective Environmental Assessments

Review offers chance to transform assessment process and make Canada a world leader.

By Carol Linnitt, 27 Dec 2016


opinion

The Macabre Petroleum Waltz of Trump and Putin

And the oil industry powers who are calling the tune.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Dec 2016


news

New Study, EPA Report Highlight Fracking’s Risk to Groundwater

Oil and gas industry claims undercut by growing body of research.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 17 Dec 2016


opinion

Rachel Notley: The Kinder Morgan Interview

Bill Tieleman sits down with Alberta’s premier to talk pipelines, climate change and jobs.

By Bill Tieleman, 13 Dec 2016