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.
Alberta's Premier Alison Redford earlier this year announced the Alberta government's budget shortfalls due to declining oil revenues. With approvals pending on a pipeline to the West Coast and to the US, a new strategy has been developed.
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.
The Pembina Institute responds to the federal Environmental Emergencies Program cutbacks and consolidation that may compromise environmental emergency responses in future oil spill disasters.