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U.S. lawmakers tour Sask. carbon capture, storage project

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. lawmakers tour Sask. carbon capture, storage project

Lindsey Graham says carbon capture works, has multiple uses ESTEVAN, Canada – U.S. presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is praising carbon capture and storage technology in Saskatchewan and says it’s time to pursue similar projects in his own country. The Republican senator for South Carolina was part of a delegation of U.S. lawmakers who toured SaskPower’s Boundary […]

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NE BC 4.6 earthquake link to fracking not yet confirmed

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
NE BC 4.6 earthquake link to fracking not yet confirmed

BC Oil and Gas Commission enforcing mitigation plan, such as reduced fracking pressures A natural gas producer in northeastern British Columbia that halted work after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake last week says its fracking operation maybe not be the cause of the seismic activity. Progress Energy, which is owned by Malaysia’s Petronas and has been linked to the largest […]

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BC LNG: First Nation asserts right to island slated for LNG plant

August 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC LNG: First Nation asserts right to island slated for LNG plant

Lax Kw’alaams band members gather on Lelu Island to protest BC LNG project on Lelu Island LELU ISLAND, B.C. – Some members of a north coast First Nation are gathering on a small island near Prince Rupert, B.C., to protest plans for a liquefied natural gas project. Members of the Lax Kw’alaams band are preparing to set […]

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AB backs away from more caribou range energy lease sales

August 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
AB backs away from more caribou range energy lease sales

24 sq Km caribou range removed from lease auctions EDMONTON – Alberta is backing away from selling more energy leases in the habitat of threatened caribou herds. Some 24 square kilometres of caribou range was removed from lease auctions held this week. And no caribou range is contained in leases for sale next month. Wildlife advocates say […]

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Energy East pipeline would stress whales: Environmentalists

August 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Energy East pipeline would stress whales: Environmentalists

Energy East says Saint John NB project differs from Cacouna terminal FREDERICTON – The company planning to build the Energy East pipeline says concerns raised in a new report about the potential impact of the project on whales and some fisheries in the Bay of Fundy are unfounded. A report released Wednesday by the Conservation Council of […]

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AER restricts river water use by oil sector, cites drought

August 18, 2015 | By More
AER restricts river water use by oil sector, cites drought

Dry weather, low flow reason for AER restrictions EDMONTON – The Alberta Energy Regulator is restricting how much water oilsands and other energy projects can withdraw from part of the Athabasca River and other rivers in the province. It cites dry weather and low flow conditions for its decision that suspends water withdrawals under some temporary diversion […]

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US Arctic offshore drilling OK clashes with global warming message: Environmentalists

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
US Arctic offshore drilling OK clashes with global warming message: Environmentalists

Opponents call Arctic offshore drilling a stain on Obama legacy WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say. As much as the groups praise Obama for his […]

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US OKs Arctic Ocean offshore drilling: First time in 20 plus years

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
US OKs Arctic Ocean offshore drilling: First time in 20 plus years

Shell granted final permit for Arctic Ocean offshore drilling ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced that it […]

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BC revenue sharing pact alliance formed, looking for deal with province

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC revenue sharing pact alliance formed, looking for deal with province

  Northwestern BC governments ally, create BC revenue sharing pact TERRACE, B.C. – The indirect cost of workers commuting to energy-sector jobs has prompted 21 local governments in British Columbia’s northwest to band together and press the province for a greater share of project revenues. Representatives met in Terrace on Saturday to formalize the Resource Benefits Alliance. […]

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NEB gives export approval for LNG plant in Cape Breton

August 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
NEB gives export approval for LNG plant in Cape Breton

Must address 32 conditions to control GHG emissions and to reduce LNG impacts on wildlife, water and wetlands. The National Energy Board has issued export and import approval for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Cape Breton. The approval was included in a letter sent Thursday to Bear Head LNG Corp., which is hoping to […]

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