Nov 092018
 

Washington Post By Fred Barbash, Allyson Chiu and  Juliet Eilperin   A federal judge temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling late Thursday that the Trump administration had failed to justify its decision granting a permit for the 1,200-mile long project designed to connect Canada’s oil sands fields with Texas’s Gulf Coast […]

Nov 052018
 

Background for: 2018-11-01 Alberta regulator privately estimates oilpatch’s financial liabilities are hundreds of billions more than what it told the public, National Observer ALBERTA,  Oil patch liabilities “hundreds of billions”. – – – – – – – – – – “HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS” – CORRUPTION OF THE REGULATORY PROCESS We are looking at corruption, the […]

Nov 042018
 
2018-11-01  Alberta regulator privately estimates oilpatch's financial liabilities are hundreds of billions more than what it told the public, National Observer

National Observer subscriptions are on sale, right now. (https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/11/01/news/alberta-regulator-privately-estimates-oilpatchs-financial-liabilities-are-hundreds) The National Observer used FOI to obtain content of the Alberta Regulator’s presentation to an Oil Company audience.   It’s pretty shocking.   I insist on context!   which you’ll find in:   REMINDER: A tally, citizens are on the hook for . . . The battle […]

Oct 052018
 

Victory: The Trans Mountain legal saga is over October 5, 2018 Dear Sandra, It’s official. The legal battle over the Trans Mountain project is over and won. The federal government announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the Federal Court of Appeal ruling that quashed its approval of the Trans Mountain project. This means that […]

Sep 092018
 

 by Kevin Taft Canada is fortunate indeed to have a court system that produces rulings of the depth and quality of the Federal Court of Appeal’s judgment on the Trans Mountain Project. Covering 254 pages, it is clearly written, well informed, and thoughtful to the point of wisdom. In an era when democracy itself seems […]

Sep 092018
 
2018-04-19  Kevin Taft on what turned Rachel Notley from crusading critic to big oil crusader,   National Observer

 by Kevin Taft  Alberta Premier Rachel Notley I (Kevin Taft) spent four years in the Alberta legislature with Rachel Notley, from 2008 to 2012. I liked and admired her and was delighted when she became premier in 2015. Today when I watch her on pipeline and oil issues I ask myself, what happened to the […]

Sep 082018
 

News re the Kinder Morgan / TransMountain pipeline, 2018-08-30  VICTORY: We’ve defeated Trans Mountain, from EcoJustice (the lawyers who argued the case) elicited:  This was a big mistake and has only placed our communities at greater risk. What are people thinking?  Seriously. – – – – – – – – – – – PREFACE: The […]

Sep 052018
 

RELATED TO: 2018-08-30   VICTORY: We’ve defeated Trans Mountain, from EcoJustice (the lawyers who argued the case) EXCERPT: . . .   the Federal Court of Appeal struck down the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project — effectively slamming the door shut on a project that, as it turns out, was never approved legally […]

Aug 302018
 

RELATED:  Reply to: the Court Decision on the TransMountain (Kinder Morgan) Pipeline is “a big mistake”   From: Devon Page, Ecojustice Sent: August 30, 2018 Subject: VICTORY: We’ve defeated Trans Mountain   Just moments ago, the Federal Court of Appeal struck down the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project. It’s been a […]

Aug 302018
 

Sandra, I’m speechless. This morning, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline approval. This is a huge victory for Indigenous rights, for communities and for our planet. All I have to say today is thank you. To the Indigenous Peoples who have led this movement in since day one, to the […]