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If Kinder Morgan bails, feds would back new Trans Mountain investors: Morneau

By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa is offering to stand behind any and all financial backers of the divisive Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the Liberal government tries to shore up investor confidence in a country racked with uncertainty over trade and U.S. tax changes. The government is providing ...

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Former U.S. vice president condemns Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion on Twitter

VANCOUVER- Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is destructive and should be stopped. The environmentalist posted a tweet Thursday saying the pipeline carrying “dirty tar sands oil” would be a step backward in efforts to solve the climate crisis.  Tar sands is considered a derogatory ...

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Manitoba Hydro board resigns; cites lack of communication with premier, province

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG -The board of directors at Manitoba Hydro resigned en masse Wednesday citing an inability to work with Premier Brian Pallister. Pallister said the dispute stems from the Crown corporation’s plan to pay $70 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation so the organization won’t ...

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

By Nia Williams, Kevin O’Hanlon  CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) – The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp. Canadian ...

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Tribes make renewed push for pipeline protections 

By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, ND. -Two American Indian tribes in the Dakotas are making a renewed push to bolster protections for their water supply while federal officials further study the potential impact of the recently completed Dakota Access oil pipeline. Lawyers for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne ...

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Oil pipeline opponent uses ‘necessity defence’ What is it?

By Blake Nicholson And Steve Karnowski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. -An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he’ll seek to present a “necessity defence,” justifying a crime by arguing it prevented ...

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Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out 

By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D.- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, who has been the face and voice of the Dakotas tribe during its long and futile attempt to block the four-state Dakota Access pipeline, has lost his bid for re-election. Unofficial results from Wednesday’s general tribal ...

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B.C. asked oil, gas industry to ‘refine’ climate plan recommendations: documents 

By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER-British Columbia’s former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to “refine” the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan, documents show. Meeting agendas and presentations obtained under freedom-of-information legislation by the left-leaning Canadian Centre for ...

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