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Energy and Climate Change

Fate and Effect of Oil Spills from the TransMountain Expansion Project in the Gulf Islands, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Fraser River, British Columbia
Fate and Effect of Oil Spills from the TransMountain Expansion Project in Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River Estuary

Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain Expansion Proposal Public Hearings

Living Oceans was granted intervenor status in the all-new approval process created by the Harper government’s first omnibus bill. The changes made in 2012 stripped the NEB of its decision-making authority but added responsibility for environmental review of energy projects. Under the new regime, in other words, the NEB only makes recommendations; the federal Cabinet is the decision-maker; and the role of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is eliminated.  In addition, legislative amendments imposed tight new timelines on the review which proved impossible to meet.

A Review of Countermeasures Technologies for Viscous Oils that Submerge
Fate and Effect of Oil Spills from the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River Estuary

Tanker safety reductions proposed at Canada’s riskiest port

Monday, January 26, 2015

VANCOUVER—Groups opposed to the Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project today expressed their concern in the face of a major change to safety requirements proposed for a port assessed by Transport Canada as having the highest risk of any existing Canadian port for an oil spill. The change would reduce by up to 70 percent the requirement for pilots to board ships outside Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, before entering the busy port.

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