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RCMP arrest 14 blockading forest service road near pipeline project

January 8, 2019

RCMP say they arrested 14 people from a blockade to a forest service road in northern British Columbia that is preventing access to a pipeline project. Mounties told Canadian Press the arrests took place at the Gitdumt’en checkpoint on Morice West Forest Service Road for various

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U.S. Supreme Court clears way for investigation of Exxon’s climate change records

January 7, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the attorney general of Massachusetts to obtain records from Exxon Mobil Corp to probe whether the oil company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate

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Ascot Resources acquires IDM, reinforcing gold exploration business

January 7, 2019

IDM Mining Ltd. and Ascot Resources Ltd. have announced that they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement that has Ascot acquiring all of the issued and outstanding common shares of IDM. “The combination of Ascot and IDM creates a

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Ottawa provides updates on long-term drinking water advisories

January 7, 2019

Ottawa continues to move forward on bringing safe, clean drinking water to aboriginal lands, having lifted 78-long-term drinking water advisories on public systems since 2015. “In December 2018, progress continued as more long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve were

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Suncor announces quarterly record

January 7, 2019

Suncor Energy Inc. says its upstream production in the last three months of 2018 hit a quarterly record of 831,000 barrels of oil per day on average, up 12 per cent from its third quarter. Oil sands operations produced approximately

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Alberta moves forward on refinery plans

January 7, 2019

In 2018, surging crude production in the Canadian province ran into limited space on export pipelines, creating bottlenecks and sending the price of local oil to record lows relative to world benchmarks. Now Premier Rachel Notley’s government wants to see

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Black plume from refinery flare not a health hazard

January 4, 2019

Alberta Environment says a 12-hour refinery flare that left a black plume visible for kilometres over Edmonton’s eastern skyline didn’t create a public health hazard. Spokesman Jamie Hanlon told Canadian Press that monitoring equipment registered no changes in air quality as the

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Michigan to review pipeline deal to run under Great Lakes

January 3, 2019

Michigan’s new governor and attorney general moved quickly Wednesday to review the legality of a contentious state deal to run an oil pipeline beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her request for a

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Alberta production cuts strengthen oil prices

January 3, 2019

Crude oil prices in Western Canada remained elevated on Wednesday, the day after provincially mandated oil production curtailments came into force, but a government spokesman says it’s too early to say how long the program will remain in place. The difference between Western

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Syncrude to pay $2.75M for blue heron deaths

January 3, 2019

Syncrude has been ordered to pay $2.75 million in federal and provincial penalties for the deaths of 31 great blue herons found at the Mildred Lake oil sands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta. in August of 2015. The company