A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled nine anti-pipeline protesters are guilty of criminal contempt of court for violating an injunction on March 17 while blockading the Kinder Morgan tank farm on Burnaby Mountain. All nine had pleaded not guilty.
The Coldwater Indian Band alleges that someone tampered with evidence submitted by Kinder Morgan to Canada’s pipeline regulator to avoid a costly route change on the company's Trans Mountain expansion project.
The new, more stringent standards that begin with the 2021 model year will reduce pollution roughly by six million tonnes a year by 2030, the government says. That’s like taking 1.5 million cars off the road for one year.
Texas-based pipeline operator Kinder Morgan took six days to reply to a warning letter from Canada that demanded an immediate response to the company's violations of an environmental law during construction of its Trans Mountain expansion project, a federal spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Scientist David Suzuki asks "how do we ensure the price of fossil fuels includes the costs of pollution, environmental degradation and climate disruption?" The simplest and proven way, he writes, is to put a price on carbon emissions.
Canada will have a hard time meeting its climate goals at home if it keeps producing its main fossil fuel, oil. But there may be an even bigger story about oil and Canada: the global impact of oilsands growth could undermine international progress just as much.