Pipelines

Courthouse with pillars.

Canadian Judiciary Poised to Redress Environmental Degradation

While the media has focused its lens upon the Harper government’s undermining of scientific research, scant consideration has been given to the impact of the “war on science” on Canada’s judiciary. Tasked with reviewing and adjudicating upon the constitutionality and validity of Canada’s resource regulatory process, the judiciary may be […]

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Crack Pipeline (Infographic)

In March, the National Energy Board (NEB) approved the reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9, a pipeline running from Sarnia to Montréal. Critics such as Environmental Defence and West Coast Environmental Law have pointed out flaws in the regulatory process. The project was not required to undergo a comprehensive environmental assessment […]

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Oil and Water Don’t Mix

Filmmaker, activist and coastal BC native Richard Boyce has spent the past year looking at Canada’s West Coast through the lens of Enbridge’s highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. He takes viewers on a journey along the Inner Passage, a shipping route for oceangoing vessels where a landmark proposal could […]

The "Climate Change Containment Unit" protesting Line 9 on the Grand River.

Reports Question NEB Assessment of Line 9 and Northern Gateway Pipeline Risks

Opponents of Enbridge’s Line 9B pipeline in Southern Ontario are scrambling in the wake of its tentative approval earlier this month by the National Energy Board to highlight just how dangerous overhauling the 38-year-old, 639-kilometre pipeline could be for flora and fauna alike.

Ruptured pipeline responsible for Kalamazoo spill.

The Cautionary Tale of Kalamazoo

In the early hours of July 26, 2010, Sue Connolly bundled her children into the car and drove to the local daycare in Marshall, Michigan, like every other weekday. But on this morning, something was not quite right. “There was a very strong odor in the air. It just took […]

Oil Man and the Sea

The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway

This book is an engaging account of journalist Arno Kopecky’s sailing trip from Vancouver Island to Kitimat and explores what the Northern Gateway project would mean for the animals and people who inhabit British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. Northern Gateway is of course the proposed Enbridge pipeline that would carry […]

Designing Suburban Futures \ June Williamson

Designing Suburban Futures: New Models from Build a Better Burb

Suburban sprawl has defined much of the last half century of North American development. Suburban design and use have changed continuously throughout this period and are still evolving as suburban retrofit projects become ever more common.