Will be set up to foster collaboration among researchers in Canada and around the world.
Biologist concludes the AER doesn’t have a good handle on how much oil and saline water has been released.
Amendments address one of the province’s five conditions for its support of oil pipelines.
Kinder Morgan wants to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline to 890,000 barrels a day.
Filters information by location, the company involved and volumes released in spills.
Unpublished report says potential toxic effects and environmental threats from bitumen pipelines are relatively unknown.
But results show Canadians remain weary of government’s ability to environmental emergencies.
Pipeline company has a recent history of large oil spills.
Map database will be used “to inform response in the event of an environmental emergency.”
Lisa Raitt says delay’s not a bad thing, as lawmakers now have time to prepare safety protocols to protect the region.
Alberta Energy ordered the safety report last summer following three oil pipeline spills.
Study will analyze and evaluate risks of oil or chemical spills in Canadian waters involving ships or oil handling facilities
Lawyer reminded that environmental disaster preparedness will be dealt with at upcoming hearings in BC.
Scientists say the unique oil mixture carried by the pipeline would react differently than conventional crude if spilled.
Three spills since May have leaked more than four million litres of oil in Alberta.