Category Archives: Energy Pipelines

It’s D-Day for Harper on Northern Gateway

George Hoberg June 8, 2014 The next big thing in the battle over the Northern Gateway pipeline happens by June 17, when the Harper cabinet’s decision on the National Energy Board’s recommendation to approve the pipeline (with conditions) is due. … Continue reading

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Explainer: What Happens After the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel Reports? (updated with new section on B.C. Government)

George Hoberg December 17, 2013 After several years of political conflict and two years of public hearings, the Joint Review Panel for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project is set to release its report December 19, 2013, at 1:30 PST. The panel … Continue reading

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Why I’m Opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

George Hoberg November 11, 2013 This Saturday, November 16, I will be joining hundreds of others from the Vancouver area at Science World for the No Enbridge Pipeline rally at 2 PM. It is part of a Canada-wide day of … Continue reading

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Government of BC to Enbridge: “Trust me” is Not Good Enough

George Hoberg May 31, 2013 Today the Government of BC submitted its final written argument to the Joint Review Panel reviewing Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline project to ship oil sands to the Pacific coast at the port of Kitimat in … Continue reading

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What Issues Mattered in the 2013 British Columbia Election? Some Context on the Kinder Morgan Surprise

George Hoberg May 18, 2013 Everyone’s still trying to make sense of the stunning comeback upset by the BC Liberals. Much attention has been focused on differential turnout and the unwillingness of the NDP to “go negative” in response to … Continue reading

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We Can’t Afford Massive New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure: Oral Statement to Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel

George Hoberg Oral Statement to Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel, Vancouver, BC February 1, 2013 Good afternoon. My name is George Hoberg, and I’m here to add my voice to so many other British Columbians who have spoken to you … Continue reading

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Why 2012 was the Year of the Pipeline: Reflections on an Extraordinary Controversy

George Hoberg December 31, 2012 The Northern Gateway Pipeline controversy has been remarkable in its intensity, duration, and scope.  It has received an enormous amount of mainstream media attention, beginning with Joe Oliver’s January open letter castigating pipeline opponents as … Continue reading

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It’s time to draw a line in the sand: Why I’m protesting against oil sands pipelines

George Hoberg Note: there was a packed agenda at the epic Defend our Coast rally in Victoria on October 22, 2012. I was asked to speak but in the end time didn’t permit. Here’s the text of the speech I … Continue reading

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Canada’s Third Great Pipeline Debate: The Political Landscape as the Northern Gateway Pipeline Hearings Start

George Hoberg and Andrea Rivers January 10, 2012 As hearing finally start today on the Northern Gateway pipeline from the oil sands to coastal British Columbia, politics on all sides of the dispute have been escalating. The Joint Review Panel … Continue reading

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Pressure Rising on Both Sides of Northern Gateway Oil Sands Pipeline: December 2011 Update

George Hoberg and Andrea Rivers December 6, 2011 (last updated December 8, 2011) [Due to rapidly developing events we've decided to keep this post a living document with frequent updates. Updates from original text will be in italics.] Since US … Continue reading

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