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B.C. lays out well remediation plan with federal funds

May 14, 2020

British Columbia has announced details on how it plans to spend $120 million in federal funds earmarked for cleaning up inactive oil and gas well sites across the province. Premier John Horgan told Canadian Press restoring more than 2,000 inactive

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Emissions targets needed to attract investment: Trudeau

May 14, 2020

Canada’s oil producers need to set clear targets to fight climate change to continue to attract global capital, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, as the country’s carbon-intensive oil sands industry faces heightened environmental scrutiny from investors. The

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First Nations, governments to sign pipeline agreement

May 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and representatives of the federal and provincial governments are expected to sign an agreement today that politicians say will rebuild relationships after anti-pipeline protests and blockades earlier this year. But the deal has also fractured an Indigenous community

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Federal judge upholds Keystone XL cancel order

May 13, 2020

A federal judge in Montana on Monday upheld his ruling last month that canceled an environmental permit for the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline and threatened other oil and natural gas pipeline projects with delays. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian

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Oil sands fly-in workers reconsidered as COVID outbreaks spike

May 13, 2020

A coronavirus outbreak at a Canadian oil sands site has spread across five provinces and sparked calls to limit the use of fly-in workers in the remote locations. According to Reuters, any restrictions would upend a labour model that the

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Alberta opposition calls for shutdown of Cargill plant

May 12, 2020

Alberta’s Opposition NDP, along with union leaders, is calling on the province to shut down a Cargill meat-packing plant so it can be determined whether the company is meeting legal obligations to involve workers in safety concerns. According to Canadian

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Energy sector happy with federal aid, despite restrictions

May 12, 2020

A federal financing relief package for large Canadian companies was applauded by the oil and gas sector and the Alberta government on Monday despite conditions that could link the aid to an individual company’s climate change goals. In Edmonton, Alberta Finance Minister Travis

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Green Party declares that “oil is dead”

May 8, 2020

Commentary by Dan McTeague, Canadians for Affordable Energy According to former Green Party leader Elizabeth May, oil and gas are dead and the sector will not be a player in the post-COVID-19 world. Of course, May is wrong. But let’s

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First Nation leader concerned by suspension of environmental checks

May 8, 2020

The leader of a First Nation surrounded by oil sands development is frustrated by the Alberta Energy Regulator’s decision to suspend a wide array of environmental reporting requirements. “We are surprised and disappointed there was no effort to consult us on this

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Heartland complex costs jump $500M due to COVID impact

May 8, 2020

Inter Pipeline Ltd. is warning that the cost of building its Heartland Petrochemical Complex has risen by about half a billion dollars and its in-service date may be delayed due to factors including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. When