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Canadian and U.S. tribes join forces against any more pipelines

Citing further damage to the environment, aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern U.S. have signed a treaty to jointly fight any proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude oil from Alberta's oil sands.

Oilsands shutdown spurs fear and uncertainty for Canada's economy

Calgary - Alberta's hard-hit economy has been dealt another blow as uncontrollable wildfires continue to rage around the province's oilsands, forcing the oil industry to curtail production.

Op-Ed: NWT touts northern pipeline — Is this a viable alternative?

Yellowknife - With the Northern Gateway and Keystone pipelines facing fierce resistance, Alberta is desperate to move its diluted bitumen and the North West Territories (NWT) is promoting a northern pipeline alternative to create jobs and improve its economy.

Op-Ed: Alberta Clipper pipeline capacity expansion — Presidential permit

Calgary - Enbridge's Alberta Clipper Pipeline (Line 67) moves 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Alberta diluted bitumen from Alberta, Canada into the US. Enbridge Inc. plans to expand the capacity of the pipeline to 800,000 bpd, by installing new mainline pumps.

Op-Ed: Full steam ahead for Oilsands, despite substantial GHG increase

Ottawa - Canada's greenhouse gases (GHG) continued to level off or decline in most sectors, except the Alberta Oilsands. Despite a substantial GHG increase, Joe Oliver and some business interests are determined to move full steam ahead on oilsands development.

Op-Ed: Arkansas Pegasus pipeline spill questions safety of pipelines

Mayflower - The Pegasus pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas has provided environmentalists with a tool to pressure President Obama to reject the XL Keystone pipeline, a decision to be made by August. The spill questions the safety of pipelines, with good reason.

Op-Ed: Long awaited data on Alberta oilsands to be rolled out next week

Ottawa - The Canadian and Alberta governments are expected to publish their long awaited data on the Alberta oilsands. Pressures from environmentalists, the desire to get approval on pipeline projects have forced the two governments to get their act together.

Keystone: Draft legislation to eliminate presidential permit

Washington - Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry, member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee authored draft legislation that would take the fate of the XL Keystone pipeline out of the hands of the president. The authors believe that four years of delays is enough.

Op-Ed: Keystone Pipeline — Why Cdn politicians lobby US decision makers

Ottawa - As the decision on the XL Keystone pipeline approaches, Canadian politicians are making a final pitch to US lawmakers in an attempt to convince them that Canada has cleaned up its act when it comes to carbon emissions.

Op-Ed: Keystone-Redford plans more trips to the US; time to diversify

Edmonton - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says more meetings are in the works with U.S. officials as she continues to push for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Both Redford and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall want to sell Canada's environmental record.

Op-Ed: Anti-Keystone pipeline protests in Washington, DC-Twisted facts?

Washington - Anti-XL Keystone pipeline protesters assembled in the nations capital in what they termed as a climate-change rally, demanding that the government to block the XL Keystone pipeline. Organizers claim that more than 35,000 attended the rally.

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File photo: A pipeline under construction from Fort McMurray  AB to the Scotord Plant in Fort Saskat...
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