oil industry

Apr 19, 2012
Pipeline inspection gauges on White Island, California. Photo: EnergyTomorrow/Flickr

Canada's broken pipeline safety system

Joyce Nelson
Awash in inadequate regulation and captive regulators, how ironic and hypocritical that Harper and Joe Oliver are railing about a "hijacking of our regulatory system."
Mar 19, 2012
Photo: PasKualo/Flickr

Reading Andrew Weaver's Nature article to the end

Correy Baldwin
The Conservatives are brandishing a new weapon in their fight to exploit the Alberta oil sands, pulling a figure from a recent article published in the journal Nature by scientist Andrew Weaver.
Mar 7, 2012

A toxic pipeline spill and communications chill in B.C.

Ben Parfitt
Here's the little that we know about a pipeline break that occurred more than half a year ago and that British Columbia's Oil and Gas Commission feels the public is best kept in the dark about.
Mar 5, 2012

Big Oil, authoritarianism and Canada's petrotyranny

Bruce Livesey
As the election-manipulation scandal unfolds in the coming weeks, people also need to look at the connections between Big Oil and authoritarianism. I think they are closely related.
Feb 23, 2012

The Keystone XL pipeline project is not dead yet

Krystalline Kraus
Excited about the victory against the Keystone XL pipeline? Not so fast. U.S. Republicans are doing everything they can to revive the project and continue the debate through the presidential election.
Feb 2, 2012

Arts funding, greenwashing and the Enbridge pipeline

Stefan Christoff
In building a broader context for the Northern Gateway battle, stepping beyond recent headlines is important. In that vein, what are the relations between Enbridge and funding for the arts?
Jan 27, 2012

Odious profits and the Enbridge pipeline

Marc Lee
Two obvious but generally unstated details about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline are climate change and that oil and gas companies stand to make mega-profits.
Jan 27, 2012

Harper has no plan for possible oil shortage

Gordon Laxer
Canada stands on guard for just about every other imaginable disaster but has no plan to deal with an international oil shortage even though one is almost certain to hit soon.
Sep 22, 2011

The Keystone XL pipeline should not be built

Brian Topp
We could be living in a smart market economy. And then there's the dumb market economy we're living in instead ... increasingly, courtesy of the Harper government. Exhibit A: the Keystone XL pipeline.


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