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« Reply #420 on: June 06, 2013, 07:01:17 PM »
There was a protest!!!  :applause 
 
Enbridge donations to Hamilton police draw street protest
 
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. has donated $44,410 to Hamilton police

A Hamilton environmental group protested outside police headquarters Thursday because the biggest oil and gas pipeline company in Canada has given tens of thousands of dollars to the Hamilton Police Service in recent years.
 
Representatives from Hamilton 350 filed a policy complaint against Hamilton police services board Thursday morning for accepting $44,410 in donations from Enbridge Pipelines Inc. The money was given in two separate installments — $34,910 for a new ATV unit and $9,500 for mapping and GPS equipment in 2010.
 
“It's inappropriate. This is a public police force and it should be funded by the public,” said Don McLean, a Hamilton 350 co-ordinator. “If they're of the view that municipalities need additional money, they could raise it in taxes. The appropriate way for these costs to be covered is the taxation process.”
 
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In a letter to the police board, the group argues that if police were involved in a “standoff” between Enbridge and protesters, it would be difficult for officers to remain completely impartial because of the donation.
 
 
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #421 on: June 10, 2013, 10:11:10 AM »
Cleanup efforts underway after northwestern Alberta pipeline spill    
 
The Alberta government says it still doesn't know how much leaked from a pipeline spill that took place in northern Alberta last week.
 
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Sunday, Greenpeace Canada responded to the spill, calling on the Alberta government to provide more information.
 
“Why are we only hearing about the spill over a week after it happened? What chemicals were in the pipe? How much was released? When was it first discovered? By whom? And how long did the toxic water leak for? These are all unanswered questions and continue a pattern of silence from the Alberta government on Alberta’s pipeline problems,” Mike Hudeman wrote in a statement.
 
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #422 on: June 11, 2013, 12:53:30 PM »
TransCanada Whistleblower Warns Of Shoddy Pipeline Practices - they fired him.
"It's organized crime, in my opinion," Vokes, an expert in pipeline welding and now whistleblower against his ex-employer, told The Huffington Post after the hearing. "The source of revenue is legal, but how they go about it isn't legal."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/11/transcanada-whistleblower-pipeline_n_3415701.html
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #423 on: June 12, 2013, 11:30:44 AM »
Fort McMurray, Home to 176 Square km of Tar Sands Tailings Ponds, Overwhelmed by Floods
 
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The rising flood waters may pose an unprecedented threat to the region's growing tailings ponds, a number of which are located directly along the banks of the Athabasca River.   :o

...and, even before the floods, this:
 
Alberta Oilsands Cleanup Harder Than First Thought: Industry, Regulator
 
 
 
 
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« Reply #424 on: June 17, 2013, 04:18:14 PM »
Al Gore lays it down "Keystone an Atrocity"
 
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The former vice-president said in an interview on Friday that he hoped Obama would follow the example of British Columbia, which last week rejected a similar pipeline project, and shut down the Keystone XL.
    “I certainly hope that he will veto that now that the Canadians have publicly concluded that it is not safe to take a pipeline across British Columbia to ports on the Pacific,” he told the Guardian. “I really can’t imagine that our country would say: ‘Oh well. Take it right over parts of the Ogallala aquifer’, our largest and most important source of ground water in the US. It’s really a losing proposition.” …
    “This whole project [Keystone XL] is an atrocity but it is even more important for him to regulate carbon dioxide emissions,” Gore said. He urged Obama to use his powers as president to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants — the biggest [single] source of global warming pollution.
    “He doesn’t need Congress to do anything,” Gore said. “If it hurts the feelings of people in the carbon polluting industries that’s too bad.”

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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #425 on: June 20, 2013, 10:39:55 AM »
From a friend out west:
 
With all the focus on blocking the Obama administration’s approval of Keystone XL, the general public has mostly missed a project plugging along at 8,000 feet atop the Tavaputs Plateau in Eastern Utah (part of the ever-larger Colorado Plateau), and not far from beloved Arches and Canyonlands national parks. This fall a Canadian company named U.S Oil Sands (formerly Earth Energy Resources) leapt another legal hurdle on its multi-year journey to becoming the first large-scale tar sands mine in the U.S. Local and regional activists have been fighting the development for years, but it has somehow missed the national conversation, which is odd because the potential for tar sands and oil shale development in Utah could be massive.
 
http://www.alternet.org/environment/tar-sands-mining-us-could-take
 

 
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« Reply #426 on: June 23, 2013, 05:12:59 PM »
Another day, another pipeline leak: CTV is reporting an Enbridge pipeline has leaked 750 barrels of light synthetic crude oil about 70 km southeast of Fort McMurray.
 
 
ETA: Vancouver Sun has it online.
 
"...There's no official word yet on the cause of the leak, but Enbridge says it believes heavy rain in the area may have resulted in ground movement that impacted the pipeline."
 
So much for being prepared for any eventuality.   :o
 
 


 
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« Reply #427 on: June 25, 2013, 07:46:45 PM »
The tar sands tailings ponds are a huge mess - imagine how much worse they will be when XL is approved. I wish Obama could get in a chopper and view the tar sands from above.

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« Reply #428 on: June 26, 2013, 12:41:49 AM »
I was really surprised to hear Obama use the phrase 'tar sands' today.


And the 5,000L spill of contaminated water in northern Alberta is now 650,000L spilled.  :o http://www.theprovince.com/news/canada/Pipeline+spill+dumps+litres+contaminated+waste+water+northern/8576486/story.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Talk about making the case for the environmentalists  :applause  although incredibly sad for FN's who trap and hunt there.
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« Reply #429 on: June 27, 2013, 08:26:41 PM »
Another one!
 
Leak shuts down Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline for second time this month  
 
KM always drescribes leaks as "minor", as does Enbridge - until the truth emerges.
 
 
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« Reply #430 on: June 29, 2013, 11:34:05 AM »
BREAKING: Canada’s Oilsands Are Leaking…  
 
The Alberta Energy Regulator says Canadian Natural Resources Limited reported Monday that bitumen emulsion has been released on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range.
 
The regulator put out a news release about it on Thursday.
 
Regulator spokesman Bob Curran says it’s not clear how much has leaked or what caused the release from CNRL’s high-pressure cyclic steam project.
 
Curran says the oilsands mixture has affected a nearby slough.
 
 
ETA: the tar sands tailings ponds are already a horrific mess and out of control - can anyone imagine what they will be like when the tar sands are expanded, as planned?  :annoyed
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