Ottawa announces $80M for research on preventing, studying oil spills
Will be set up to foster collaboration among researchers in Canada and around the world.
Researcher says Alberta spills data too positive
Biologist concludes the AER doesn’t have a good handle on how much oil and saline water has been released.
BC establishing new environmental spill response and preparedness law
Amendments address one of the province’s five conditions for its support of oil pipelines.
Vancouver First Nation says pipeline expansion could increase spills
Kinder Morgan wants to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline to 890,000 barrels a day.
NEB online tool maps pipeline incidents
Filters information by location, the company involved and volumes released in spills.
Feds hiding legitimate concerns over oil sands pipelines, critics say
Unpublished report says potential toxic effects and environmental threats from bitumen pipelines are relatively unknown.
Energy infrastructure needs trump environment, poll suggests
But results show Canadians remain weary of government’s ability to environmental emergencies.
NEB demands full audit from Plains Midstream
Pipeline company has a recent history of large oil spills.
DFO mapping BC ocean floor to prep for tanker spills
Map database will be used “to inform response in the event of an environmental emergency.”
Arctic shipping remains a dream for now, transport minister says
Lisa Raitt says delay’s not a bad thing, as lawmakers now have time to prepare safety protocols to protect the region.
Alberta NDP presses province for pipeline safety report
Alberta Energy ordered the safety report last summer following three oil pipeline spills.
Feds introduce pan-Canadian risk assessment study on marine safety
Study will analyze and evaluate risks of oil or chemical spills in Canadian waters involving ships or oil handling facilities
BC shut down over spill insurance questions at Gateway hearings
Lawyer reminded that environmental disaster preparedness will be dealt with at upcoming hearings in BC.
Northern Gateway’s spill response plan falls short
Scientists say the unique oil mixture carried by the pipeline would react differently than conventional crude if spilled.
NDP calls for pipeline audit after string of oil spills
Three spills since May have leaked more than four million litres of oil in Alberta.