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More action needed from Canada's premiers on climate change

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Canada's premiers agreed to a master energy and climate change plan July 17. It's specific on fast-tracking pipelines, but “aspirational” on climate action.

No wonder. Building more pipelines to export oilsands oil will gut any serious plans to cut greenhouse gases.

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Premiers prioritize pipelines over climate change in recent summit

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The very worst was feared well before the Canadian Energy Strategy summit even kicked off.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University moves forward with Kinder Morgan partnership

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University is moving forward in a partnership with Kinder Morgan to the dismay of students, faculty, Kwantlen First Nations, and community members.

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| July 4, 2015
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The myth of abundance

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Enbridge and NEB push to open Line 9 ahead of Indigenous legal challenge

June 12, 2015
| Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are appealing the Line 9 pipeline decision for lack of consultation. We read an article from Rachel Avery and Dan Kellar discussing the federal appeal.
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Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois: Opposing the Energy East pipeline

May 27, 2015
| When Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois won the Governor General's award for his account of the 2012 student strike in Quebec, he donated the $25,000 prize money to the fight against the Energy East pipeline.
Length: 24:44 minutes (22.66 MB)

Kinder Morgan would profit from oil spills. Really.

Kinder Morgan subsidiary Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP) owns 50.9 per cent of the corporation that would respond to a marine oil spill in British Columbia, according to TMP's response to an information request.

The Western Canadian Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) has four other shareholders: Imperial Oil, Shell Canada, Chevron and Suncor.

A spill would certainly mean business and revenue for the WCMRC.

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