One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was removed on Friday, August 23, 2019, by the Nebraska Supreme Court which rejected an attempt to force the developer to reapply for state approval.
The National Energy Board says its decisions and orders regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion issued prior to last summer when a court overturned its approval will remain valid except where circumstances have changed.
A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tug boat that ran aground and sank in a First Nation's fishing territory on British Columbia's central coast.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told Liberal supporters their party is best positioned to get major projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built because it's able to take "difficult compromise positions" between growing the economy and protecting the environment.
Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer made the rounds on the Calgary Stampede circuit on Saturday, July 6, 2019, with the aim of strengthening voter support in the traditional party stronghold ahead of this fall's election.
After months of taking to the streets to demand pipeline project approvals and rallying last month to call for lower property tax increases, Calgary's business community is looking forward to heading outside for pancakes and parties as the Calgary Stampede kicks off this week.