Category Archives: Energy Pipelines

Here we go again: NEB redo of Trans Mountain review leaves climate impacts out

George Hoberg October 6, 2018 September 26, 2018, the NEB released its draft list of issues and factors for consideration in its reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline. The reconsideration commits the same indefensible error of not including climate impacts … Continue reading

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The Trans Mountain Expansion Project – A Policy Case Study – REVISED

Sarah Frose and George Hoberg August 30, 2018 In a stunning development in Canadian politics today, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the Canadian government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The court found two major flaws. First, it … Continue reading

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The Trans Mountain Expansion Project – A Policy Case Study

Sarah Froese and George Hoberg August 22, 2018 We have completed a case study on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, updated through August 19, 2018. We’ll be putting online on a case study website shortly. But we wanted to make … Continue reading

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The Two Elephants in the Room at the Pipeline Summit

George Hoberg April 14, 2018 As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and British Columbia Premier John Horgan prepare for the emergency pipeline summit, the dominant discourse in mainstream and social media has been about Alberta’s economic needs … Continue reading

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Over to You, Mr. Trudeau: The Political Perils of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion

George Hoberg May 20, 2016 The National Energy Board has recommended the approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project with 157 conditions. Yesterday’s decision brings the regulatory process created by Stephen Harper to an end. The decision is now … Continue reading

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Major New Legal Obstacle for Northern Gateway Pipeline

January 13, 2016 George Hoberg A BC Supreme Court judge today invalidated the agreement between the BC and federal governments on the environmental assessment process used to support the approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline. While the decision does not … Continue reading

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Game over for Keystone KXL: How environmentalists created Obama’s new climate test

George Hoberg November 6, 2015 Obama’s decision today to reject the Keystone XL pipeline brings a seven year saga to a close (well, except for the lawsuits). It is an extraordinary victory for the climate movement, but in this post … Continue reading

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Nobody Believes You, Mr. Harper: Five Key Energy-Environment Insights from the Opening Canadian 2015 Election Debate

George Hoberg August 7, 2015 Pipeline and climate issues took central stage in last night’s leader’s debate hosted by Maclean’s. There are five main takeaways from the debate. You can watch the debate here, and read transcripts from it here … Continue reading

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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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