Enbridge isn't fit to build sausage casings. In Alberta on June 18th, an Enbridge pipeline leaked 230,000 litres of heavy crude oil Enbridge oil leak at a pumping station near Elk Point. This oil spill follow another spill of spilled 28,000 barrels in northern Alberta Read more Another Alberta pipeline spilled 19,500 barrels in May at Rainbow Lake was only spotted by chance. Source That makes 100 oil and gas leaks in Canada this last year alone. Source
Yup, another Enbridge oil spill by. This time in Wisconsin Friday July 27th, spilling another 190,000 litres of oil. The US shut Enbridge down upon further review. This on the anniversary of millions of barrels contaminating the Kalamazoo, or which Enbridge knew about small cracks in the pipeline for five years.
Also in July, a 40 year old Enbridge chemical spill seeping contamination in Regina halted construction. And.. Dangerously exposed Enbridge pipelines in Ontario in what is soon to be a national park.
Our gov. answer, call anyone who opposes these bitumen dreams an extremist? Cut air pollution monitoring, cuts marine pollution monitoring, cuts environmental scientist, who else is a threat to bitumen pipeline profits? Fisheries, First Nations, Unions, Healthcare, Migrant Workers Rights, Women, Auditor General, will Churches be next since they have voiced their opposition?
Have you seen 805-Oil-Spill-Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline propaganda commercials? This version is much closer to the truth. Although they say "could" damage. With 804 (+1) (update +2) oils spills based on their own records, Enbridge "will" damage BC.
On a good note, I seen we are no longer bombarded by Enbridge Northern Gateway commercials.
And it seems Alberta tarsands / oilsands have seen record losses this last quarter. The fact that other countries are flourishing with clean energy alternatives makes this devastation all the more asinine.
Too true! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGrgxaewsiQ
Clark replaces chief staff with Tory strategist former Enbridge lobbyist
The public hearing has virtually gagged all testimony to silence environmental, scientific, economic and health concerns. By all accounts, what our gov. is subjecting us to is illegal and quite frankly treasonous. 805-Oil-Spill-Enbridge and Canada's "Harper government" troll off to China to sell a pipe dream, Canada's resources and our sovereignty in exchange paying $1000+ a day for rented panda's. B.C. oil tanker ban motion passes in Commons. If this "deal" ever comes to be more than oil exec pillow-talk, we will know for certain that Canada is no longer a democracy.
The chart to the left shows the current damage and the proposed damage
of bitumen tarsands extraction and projections.
*The list of the waiver of law link is dead, if someone knows where to find it, please send me the link)
Speaking of democracy.. Listening to our parliament on CPAC I see there are deep concerns about this budget and the attempted manipulation of our democracy. Nationwide protests were spurred by this "bill C38"The blackoutspeakout.ca saw 500+ websites go dark in protest of the Harper government's proposed Bill C38. Fair wages, citizens rights, pensions, protection to water, governance and our democracy would all be compromised or destroyed with this budget" bill. 400+ page "omnibill" and 3/4 of it destroys laws in order to circumvent Canadian's protection our land and civil rights. Corp. shill at it's finest. Our gov. answer is not to make it right, but to go on a national propaganda blitz. War and Prisons are the only winners in this "bill" What can we expect from a mans who owes everything to prison profiteers and bitumen. (Conservatives have spent $26 million on "job action" propaganda alone while making the average job pay $10 000 less than before 08). Do we really want to hand over our protections, rights and democracy for corp. tarsands profits for China and 805-oil-spill-Enbridge? The threats to BC economy and our coast for an estimated 100+ pipe jobs per province is asinine. This bill c38 would destroy BC and Canada's economy.
This "Budget Bill" is the biggest threat Canada has ever witnessed. The Stop Bill C-38 online petition has received 36000+ signatures in only days. Please sign and share. Link
BC SAYS NO TO PIPELINE AND SUPERTANKERS
BC communities have spoken and they are not buying what Harper / Enbridge / China is peddling:
Victoria opposes Northern Gateway Pipeline: Source
Whistler council opposes pipeline: Source
Prince Rupert opposes pipeline: Source
Smithers opposes pipeline: Source
Vancouver and Burnaby opposes pipeline: Source
North Vancouver opposes pipelines: Source
Terrace opposes pipeline: Source
Comox opposes the Pipeline: Source
BC Metis Federation opposes pipeline: Source
Kelowna opposes pipeline: Source
North Vancouver's Tsleil-Waututh Nation opposes Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion Source
B.C.'s NDP put opposition to Enbridge oil pipeline in writing Source
Maple Ridge opposes Northern Gateway Pipeline Source
Unions oppose pipeline: Source
Over 100 First Nations communities oppose the pipeline: Source
Pipeline opposition likely to grow as supertanker risk assessed
Mr. Derrick has embarrassed and shamed the Gitxsan people by undermining the 61 First Nations who are opposed to the project. The representatives say “We stand in solidarity to those opposing it.”
B.C. native chief who supported Northern Gateway appointed to federal board Source
B.C. has surrendered its sovereignty in pipeline hearings. Allan advises the premier,... there is a clause which empowers the province to terminate the arrangement with 30 days written notice. “This action will ensure that the public interest of the people of B.C. will be protected and will not be severely curtailed by the actions of the Government of Canada favouring primarily Alberta’s oil producers,” Source
Oil Sands: Legal Expert Says Alberta’s Tenure System Is Vulnerable to Constitutional Challenge
Harper Government & Koch Brothers vs. Canadian Environment Source
Ottawa to slash environment review role. Critics accuse Tories of 'abdicating' government's responsibility to protect environment The federal government is reducing the number of departments and agencies that can do environmental reviews from 40 to just three to speed up approvals for projects that will bolster Canada's economy, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said today. Source
Since the social relations protocol was implemented, the Harper government has been accused of numerous attempts to prevent public debate on environmental issues. Source
I wonder if the $500 000 Koch gave Simon Fraser Institute has anything to do with our Big Oil shill gov. indoctrinating our youth? “Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires Source
Is the Canadian's Harper Government and the Oil Companies Infiltrating School Children??
The Canadian Oil Sands Education Program | Inside Education
Inside Education shared a link.Wednesday, May 2 at 3:30pm
Inside Education is inviting teachers from across the country to see an
important chapter of Canada’s energy story come to life by joining the
Canadian Oil Sands Education Program.
Take a look - there's still
time to register to attend in person and teachers can register to access
free online resources for their classrooms http://www.ww7b.org/site/"
Albertans Get Bum Deal from Oil Industry: Report Source
Northern Gateway Pipeline Bad for the Economy
Economist Calls Gateway Pipeline an Inflationary 'Threat' Source
How the Tar Sands Threaten Canada's Economic Fate Source
Can the Canadian Economy Afford the Tar Sands? | Jeff Rubin Source
Enbridge Pipeline bad for Canada's Economy Source
Enbridge Oilsands Pipeline's Economic Damage Could Exceed $100 Billion Source Canada Is World’s Biggest Oil Loser With Price Spread Source
Tar Sands Oil Means High Gas Prices Source
Northern Gateway, Enbridge and Keystone Pipelines = Grand Theft of Fresh Water. Source
Watered Down: Overcoming Federal Inaction on the Impact of Oil Sands Development to Water Resources Source
Tories stick to their secretive ways in trying to hide major policy shift Source
"Enbridge’s own submission to
the Joint Review Panel on the Northern Gateway pipeline suggests that
the operations phase would create perhaps as few as 104 permanent
806 - Oil - Spill - Enbridge admits they can't clean up their oil spills. After 806, they would know. The BC rockies should definitely out of the equation then. Maybe they should study the seismic activity of the west coast.
Majority of tarsands profit leaves Canada Source
Canada's democracy is in peril. Tories rigged environment committee to gut review process: opposition Source
No Northern Gateway Pipeline What's at Stake?
Oil in Eden: The Battle to Protect Canada's Pacific Coast
3: Sign online petition - To the governments of Canada and British Columbia:
"A single Exxon Valdez-like spill would be catastrophic to thousands of families and coastal livelihoods, entire cultures and a spectacular diversity of life. Stop the expansion of oil supertanker traffic through B.C.'s coastal waters." DogwoodInitiative.org
4: Sign online petition - Canadians against the oil sands, 350.org "As a Canadian, I stand with people all over the world who are opposed to burning the oil sands, and demand that our leaders stop their campaign to discredit the movement to stop the pipeline."
5: Sign online petition - End Plans to Construct the Northern Gateway Pipeline! "Tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Don't let the United States and Asia use Canada as their oil field at the expense of our people .... " http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/628/194/708/
6: Send a letter online - Letter of Comment: Send a letter Online to the Joint Review Panel of the Northern Gateway Pipeline
7: Sign petition online - We Will Not Be Silenced Forest Ethics
I speak for future generations. I speak for our ability to openly debate the issues. And I demand that the government stop its attack on democracy, our citizens, and our wilderness. http://wewillnotbesilenced.ca/
8: Sign petition online - Save the Great Bear Rainforest From 805-Oil-Spill-Enbridge
9: Write a Letter to your MLA - Take a moment to write a letter and tell your MLA and MP that you oppose Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline. (Even unions opposes the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline)
10: Online petition: Tell Minister Joe Oliver and your MP that we won’t be silenced by his threats and smears. We live in a democracy, and we have the right to express our views on Enbridge’s oil tankers plans.
11: Tell the Federal Joint Review Panel why YOU oppose 805 Oil Spill Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline Project On- line or Snail Mail:
12: Joint Review Panel - Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
444 Seventh Avenue S.W., 2nd floor mailroom
S.W. Calgary , AB T2P 0X8
13. Online Petition: Protect BC's Sacred Headwaters Tell B.C.'s government to make a plan to permanently protect the Sacred Headwaters.
14: Keep Protection of Habitat in the Canada Fisheries Act! Our gov. is trying to gut our limited environmental protection laws Online Petition:
15: Save the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act from further gutting! Online Petition thepetitionsite.com/813/378/321/save-the-canadian-environmental-assessment-act/
16: First Nations Demand Consultation on Proposed Changes to Canada's Environmental Laws. Send a letter Deadline March 29th 2012
17: Stop the Rollback on Canada's Environmental Laws That are Clearly Attacked in Our 2012 budget:
Online Poll Do you support 805 Oil Spill Enbridge's proposal to build the Northern Gateway oil pipeline? 85% polled Oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline, 13% support the Northern Gateway Pipeline and 2% are undecided.
takeaction/628/194/708/Online Petition: We oppose public handouts to private oil companies. takeaction/628/194/708/canada/en/campaigns/tarsands/
28 Petition: We call on Parliament to recognize the decision that has been taken by the Yinka Dene Alliance and other First Nations to ban tar sands pipelines and tankers in their lands and waters - including the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project.
29: Petition: Tell Finance Minister Jim Flaherty: Stop the Budget Bill from Selling Out Canada's Natural Heritage and Economy.
30: Petition:Petition: "We must immediately abandon Bill C-38, and ensure that any future legislation on the environment receives adequate study and debate...."
33: Stop Enbridge Tarsands Pipeline in Canada
34: The Stop Bill C-38 online petition has received 36000+ signatures in only days.
Please sign and share.
35: Stop the Budget Bill from Selling Out Canada's Natural Heritage and Economy.
36: STAND WITH THE YINKA DENE and STOP ENBRIDGE NOW avaaz.org/en/24_hours_to_landlock_the_tar_sands/?tptVgabOnline Petition Online Petition Online Petition: Keep Alberta tarsands in the ground. Call on BC's (never voted in) Premier to reject the Northern Gateway pipeline
40: Tell Christy Clark to keep the Great Bear Rainforest tanker free
Tar tankers: The mystery of the missing moratorium
By Blair Redlin | January 6, 2010
Surprise, surprise. The Harper Conservative government (and their allies in the Campbell Liberal government of B.C.) have simply made the moratorium disappear. Indeed, they deny it ever existed at all.
Appeal court decision affirms protection for killer whales off the coast of BC - Source
The House of Commons has adopted an NDP motion calling for a ban on crude-oil tanker traffic off British Columbia's north coast. Source
Harper Threatens to Sanction Funding
Canadian PM Harper threatens de-funding charities that oppose him, labels them "enemies of Canada" Source Source
Our Canadian, sorry Harper Government is out of control. Trying to pass a 400 page bill with 1/3 of it attempting to destroy environmental protections and laws in Canada. This tyrant want to take us back to the 70's, which we just learned still has thousands of contaminated sites that need addressing. "It’s a statutory juggernaut that introduces, amends, or repeals nearly 70 federal laws" Source
This "bill c38" would see changes to 70 different laws in Canada. MSM makes it sound like it is only about the enviro. Misinformation working?? Every community threatened have officially opposed these "deals". I thought only sociopaths don't hear NO.
The Damage of the tarsands can not be undone. Reclamation is woefully inadequate: Source Reclamation an Illusion in the Alberta Tarsands / Oil Sands Source