BC says it will continue to fight pipeline expansion

Outrage over the federal government's announcement about buying the Trans Mountain pipeline to ensure it gets built could fuel unprecedented protests, says a prominent environmentalist who was at the forefront of British Columbia's so-called War in the Woods in the 1990s.

May 29, 2016: The NEB recommends approval of the pipeline, subject to 157 conditions, concluding that it is in the public interest.

Once the sale is complete later this summer, Canada will continue construction on its own.

An existing pipeline company could buy the assets, or the federal government could flow the assets into a standalone operating company in which many investors could buy stakes, said Masson.

"The downside is that even if those projects are successful, I don't see how the taxpayer makes the same return on investment that the private sector shareholders do".

Trudeau said Canada loses $15 billion a year because oil can not be exported anywhere but the United States, adding that the pipeline expansion opens up the option of exporting to Asian markets.

Premier John Horgan's passive-aggressive campaign to stall the federally approved pipeline project, in defiance of Ottawa's constitutional jurisdiction in the matter, had done its intended damage.

"One who not only respects the rule of law, but who understands the challenges you are up against and will work with you to find solutions that work for everyone". "This is yet another step in building an energy future with Canadians where the environment and economy go hand-in-hand". "We have met the deadline", she tweeted.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley took a Trans Mountain victory lap on the grounds of the legislature Tuesday while her political opponents questioned whether the province has won anything and, if so, at what cost. "We will not stop until the job is done", Notley said.

Trump says Utah man in Venezuelan jail to be released
Instead, the couple was arrested at her family's government housing complex on the outskirts of Caracas. Holt and his family deny the charges. "We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle".

Trump mulls vehicle import barriers amid national security fears
It was unclear how the administration would be able to use a measure aimed at ensuring national security in the auto sector. According to U.S. trade law, a Section 232 investigation is conducted to determine if tariffs should be imposed.

Fulham 1 Aston Villa 0 - Matt Maher and Nathan Judah analysis
But they defended heroically to end the club's four-year exile from the Premier League . I had a taste of it what, six years ago now, and I wanted to get back ever since".

The plan - similar to how Canada financed and managed shares in General Motors and Chrysler in 2009 during the financial crisis - will include a new Crown corporation to manage the project.

March 23, 2018: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart arrested at a protest against the pipeline expansion; Federal Court of Appeal dismisses a B.C. government bid challenging a NEB ruling that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local bylaws.

"At a national level, Trans Mountain is a $7.4 billion project that will create short-term construction jobs but also significant long-term employment along the route and at the Burnaby (B.C.) terminal", the letter reads.

"This concerns a lot of people so we are absolutely going to ramp up our demonstrations and our movement", George said. "Our Canadian employees and contractors have worked very hard to advance the project to this critical stage, and they will now resume work in executing this important Canadian project". The majority of Canadians understand that we are in a transition to a clean-growth century, and we will not get there overnight.

Ottawa is pressing ahead, firmly of the opinion there is no doubt about its jurisdiction.

The letter the AUMA will send to the Prime Minister supports the Trans Mountain Pipeline, it is stated.

Trudeau would not tip his hand Monday on the state of talks with Kinder Morgan, but reiterated his government's constant refrain that the project is absolutely going to be built.

What's more, as Alberta's Parkland Institute points out, the Trans Mountain expansion was conceived at a time when there were fewer pipelines bringing tar-sands oil to market.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Warriors vs. Rockets, Game 5 on Thursday night
Kevin Durant paced the Warriors with 29 points while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 45 points on 16-of-31 shooting. But the Rockets also missed a ton of wide-open shots in the first quarter and completely dictated the pace of the contest.

Subtropical Storm Alberto within 50 miles of Florida
Sunday, during the period when Alberto is expected to pass closest to South Florida on its course toward the northern Gulf coast. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and the NHC says it is moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour .

Shooting Reported at Indiana Middle School, Two Injured, Suspect in Custody
The shooting at the 1,350-student school happened a day before everyone was headed for a three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. ABC News and the AP also reports an active-shooter response continues in the school district, without any mention of injury.

Will Power wins Indy 500; Danica finishes 30th
Patrick was running 17th at the time of her crash and it came just laps after a similar crash by EdJones in the same spot. There was no hiding it in her voice. "I don't know if we have a tampering rule in IndyCar, but congrats Will".

Irish abortion vote: 'propagandistic' use of children with Down's syndrome condemned
Majority Catholic Ireland is now in a heated debate over legalizing pregnancy termination, which is banned under current laws. Irish citizens announced that they will be travelling from across the globe to exercise their right to vote.

Daniel Ricciardo storms to dominant pole position at Monaco Grand Prix
Meanwhile, McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne will be starting 12th after being the sixth fastest in the initial runs. Poor Ricciardo's loss of power a third of the way through the race was simply brutal for him.

Terrance Williams blames vehicle crash on Kendall Wright
Anytime you hit a curve going about 60 miles per hour and struck his head, I don't know, but we're going to find out. And I don't want to drive and be a f--g idiot, so I took [the scooter] and this is my first time riding it.

NFL fans overwhelmingly support league's national anthem policy
Individual teams can decide whether they wish to implement the fine for violations; if not, the league itself will collect. Teams with players who do not comply can face a fine and have discretion on how to discipline those players.

China slams 'reckless' USA trade threats
China will reduce tariffs on a wide range of consumer goods from July 1, the State Council said in a statement . The list of restrictions will be announced by June 30, the White House said.

Kim and Moon meet again amid shaky U.S. summit plans
At the Saturday meeting, Kim was with his sister Kim Yo-jong and his top aide Kim Yong chol in charge of inter-Korean affairs. It was the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in 10 years. -South Korean military exercises.

Thousands evacuate as Alberto bears down on northern Gulf Coast
In the tropics, the story has been Subtropical Storm Alberto , which makes landfall later today across the Panhandle of Florida. Three states likely to bear the brunt of the storm, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama had declared emergencies ahead of Alberto .

Ivanka Trump backs Serena Williams, slams French Open for lack of seeding
As a result, French Open organizers announced that they are following guidelines and declining to seed her at the tournament. And in tennis, Kim Clijsters won three of her four majors after having her first child.

Roland Garros beckons the champions and challengers
Returning to the place where he claimed the second of his three Grand Slam titles did not help Wawrinka shake off his poor form. Two-time Wimbledon champion and eighth seed Petra Kvitova surges into the second round after a remarkable comeback to defeat V.

James dominates as Cavs down Celtics to stay alive
LeBron James was in a good mood after turning in a world-class performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals . James has played 72 playoff games in Cleveland over nine different postseason runs dating to 2006.

Nintendo brings together Pokémon, Switch, and smartphones
We know the game is coming, and now thanks to Nintendo UK we might know news will arrive sooner rather than later. A new page has gone up where you can provide your email to specifically get news and info on Pokémon for Switch.


More News

News
More News