The Texas-based company Kinder Morgan has the Canadian government doing its bidding, as it looks to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Trudeau cabinet has judged that Canada-wide backing for increased exports from the Alberta bitumen sands overshadows B.C. opposition to shipping dilbit via pipeline to Metro Vancouver.
The Council of Canadians is warning about more oil spills on the West Coast should export pipelines proceed, after bunker fuel spilled from a cargo ship in English Bay this week.
Cancellation of the controversial Cacouna port means that the spotlight is going to shift to New Brunswick, home to the only massive export port currently on the books for the Energy East project.
The Energy East, Trans Mountain and Northern Gateway pipelines would add hundreds of export oil supertankers on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
It's not just about shortfalls in revenue. Falling oil prices may also have a major impact on tar sands expansion, pipeline development, and even shipping bitumen on the St. Lawrence River.
This is the first legal challenge by a First Nation against the new Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker proposal, and it opens the project to significant delay and uncertainty.
I'm glad the NDP has now taken a firm position on both Enbridge and Kinder Morgan. The issue of these pipelines has become central to the B.C. election campaign.
Harper's public relations and spin team hit Vancouver in March claiming to have substantially revamped environmental protections for pipelines and tankers.
Harper's public relations and spin team hit Vancouver last week to unveil their super-duper enviro-protection plan for pipelines and tankers.