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31,000 barrels of emulsion leak from Alberta pipeline

Fort Mcmurray - About five million litres of emulsion, or 31,000 barrels, leaked from a Nexen Energy pipeline, at the company's Long Lake oilsands facility. Emulsion is a mixture of bitumen, water, and sand. The leak is one of the worst in Alberta's history.

B.C. rejects the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project

Calgary - The B.C. Liberal government rejected the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project shortly after they were elected to office. The project was fraught with conflict, and analysis of evidence for this pipeline approval was thorough and relentless.

Chief Adam: Water is at risk with Bill C-45 and FIPA (Part 2) Special

Fort Chipewyan - This Interview (Part 2) features a candid discussion with Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. He discusses how FIPA and Bill C-45 will affect rights to quality water, First Nations Treaty rights, and the lives of ordinary citizens.

Chief Adam: Environmental law changes must be challenged (Part 1) Special

Fort Chipewyan - This Interview (Part 1) features a candid discussion with Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. He discusses the Idle No More grassroots movement, FIPA, Bill C-45, and how people should unite to challenge the environmental law changes.

Op-Ed: Nexen-CNOOC deal approved by Canadian government

Ottawa - The Canadian Conservative government of Stephen Harper approved the $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen by CNOOC a Chinese state-owned enterprise, but will not approve any further takeovers by state-owned enterprises.

Op-Ed: Canada-China corporate rights pact needs debate says Maude Barlow Special

Calgary - The NEXEN takeover by China National Offshore Oil Corp has been given a 30 day extension and may be extended again as opposition continues to grow from all factions with the exception of investors and the energy sector.

Op-Ed: Economic benefits are debated as Enbridge hearings resume

Calgary - The Enbridge Northern Gateway hearings resumed on Tuesday, September 4th as Calgary-based Enbridge and the Alberta Government prepare to convince Canadians that the 6 billion dollar pipeline is important to Canada’s economy.

Op-Ed: Canada reviews $15.1 billion Nexen takeover by Chinese company

Ottawa - The Canadian Industry Minister Christian Paradis has confirmed the review has started of China National Offshore Oil Company's $15.1 billion takeover deal with Calgary-based Nexen Inc.

Op-Ed: SaskOil to CNOOC — Saskatchewan ownership to Chinese ownership

Saskatoon - SaskOil began as a provincially owned Saskatchewan corporation in 1973. Privatization began in 1986. Eventually SaskOil assets became Canadian Occidental Energy (CanOxy) and finally Nexen in 2000. Chinese state owned CNOOC bought Nexen in July 2012.

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