The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is Indigenous Economic Reconciliation

The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is Indigenous Economic Reconciliation

The Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMX) is nearing completion, which is great news for Canadians and First Nations! If you don't know already, this project entails the "twinning" of the original pipeline, which has operated safely without major incident since the 1950s.Th...

Coastal GasLink Pipeline: By the Numbers

Coastal GasLink Pipeline: By the Numbers

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Route With Coastal GasLink achieving 100% pipe installation and full completion to come by December 2023, it is important we take a look at just how positive this project has been for Canadian and Indigenous communities. From billions of dollars spent...

Coastal GasLink Reaches 100% Pipe Installation, Supported by Canadians & First Nations

Coastal GasLink Reaches 100% Pipe Installation, Supported by Canadians & First Nations

Courtesy of Coastal GasLink After five years of construction spanning 670 kilometres across some of B.C.’s most challenging terrain, pipe installation for Coastal GasLink (CGL) – the natural gas supply source for LNG Canada, Cedar LNG, and other potential upcoming projects – ...

Transporting Oil & Gas via Pipelines is Better for Human Safety & Emissions Abatement

Transporting Oil & Gas via Pipelines is Better for Human Safety & Emissions Abatement

It's 2023, and the world continues to consume more and more oil and natural gas as the years pass by. Recently, demand for both fossil fuels hit all-time highs and are expected to continue increasing for years to come. Growing global demand for all forms of energy – including...

Canada Ought to Support Its Own Workforces, Families & Communities

Canada Ought to Support Its Own Workforces, Families & Communities

Trying to figure out motives and agendas in debates on sustainability can sometimes be a waste of time. Other times, it seems obvious. In a report released at the end of June, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) said TC Energy should receive no compensation for the...

Once Again, the U.S. Looks Past Keystone XL Pipeline to Less Responsible Oil Producers. Why?

Once Again, the U.S. Looks Past Keystone XL Pipeline to Less Responsible Oil Producers. Why?

The U.S. granted permission this past Saturday for one of its homegrown oil majors to start producing Venezuelan crude after the Maduro regime ‘agreed’ to hold talks with its political opposition. Just how much trust we can put into Venezuela’s current ruling autocracy to uph...

U.S. Could Still Build Keystone XL, Decreasing Long-Term Need for Unfriendly Oil Suppliers

U.S. Could Still Build Keystone XL, Decreasing Long-Term Need for Unfriendly Oil Suppliers

Several suggestions from the U.S. over the past several months that it may scale down sanctions on Venezuela to increase oil supplies should make us all think of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. The now-defunct project could have been a stable and reliable source of oil for U....

Top 3 Trans Mountain Myths Debunked

Top 3 Trans Mountain Myths Debunked

The Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) is a pipeline underway in Western Canada which will transport petroleum liquids west to domestic refineries as well as for export abroad. Like all other Canadian pipelines, TMX has met stiff opposition from activists who have spoken several ...

Why Ownership of Canadian Pipelines is Good for Indigenous Peoples

Why Ownership of Canadian Pipelines is Good for Indigenous Peoples

Why should it matter that First Nations are seeking ownership in Canadian natural resource projects? As an Indigenous woman working in the energy sector, let me tell you! When you hear the words "pipelines" and "Indigenous Peoples" in the same sentence, many Canadians are inc...

Trans Mountain & the Environment: 21 Facts

Trans Mountain & the Environment: 21 Facts

With Trans Mountain opponents making noise about the expansion project through renewed protests in Vancouver, many Canadians are now curious about what it is doing to protect the environment. Canadian pipelines are built under one of the most stringent regulatory regimes in t...