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”.    Means ALL Canadians will pay.   Or . . . – – – – – – – – – – (UPDATE:  add to the Tally:  2019-11-06 Houston […]

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

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 in Ecuador led by former President Rafael Correa, to […]

Oct 262018
2018-10-26   CRA files appeal in multibillion-dollar tax case against Cameco, Saskatoon Star Phoenix

The Star Phoenix article does not mention the outrage of Canadians over “off-shoring” of taxable income by the wealthy.   The CRA has been taking a kicking;  lobbying didn’t work, so someone started Canadians for Tax Fairness.  Good on them! Media – the CBC did a good job exposing the CRA,  2016-03-08 Canada Revenue offered amnesty. […]

Oct 222018

Letter frm Minister McKenna, Nuclear as response to Climate Change   This is in response to my letter, March 19, 2018. Note:  I did not address SMR’s (Small Modular Reactors).   But the response justifies them, too. 2018-03-19 Does Environment Minister McKenna KNOW that Natural Resources Minister Carr is pushing nuclear energy in the UN climate […]

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 […]

Oct 052018

Staring down opposite ends of the same pipeline You, in Saskatchewan.  Me in BC.  We’re staring down opposite ends of the same pipeline. BC – – West Coast: prevent death of coastal waters by oil spills and super size tanker traffic  – – means stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion  – – means stop […]

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 […]