The Absudity of the Pipeline Debate

“The real risk is not regulatory rejection but regulatory approval, undermined by subsequent legal challenges and the absence of ‘social license’ to operate,” Jim Prentice, (then) CIBC executive and former Harper environment minister, on the reality of National Energy Board approval for Northern Gateway. In the greatest non-shock of recent political history, the National Energy[…]

A brief history as to why Northern Gateway is (still) dead

Whether you love Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to the British Columbia coast or hate it, it’s hard to argue that this pipeline will come to fruition in its current incarnation. Between a disastrous public relations campaign (who Photoshop’s out entire islands from an animation depicting the proposed oil tanker route[…]