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First Nations given role on Pacific NorthWest LNG environment committee

OTTAWA-The federal government is announcing two B.C. First Nations have agreed to be members of a new environmental monitoring committee for the proposed $11.4-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project. The government says the agreement, the first of its kind, will include the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation,aboriginal groups ...

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Standing Rock leader renews vow to stop easement

BISMARCK, N.D.- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault is renewing the tribe’s vow to go to court if an easement is granted to finish the Dakota Access pipeline. Archambault spoke after North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said the acting secretary of the Army had directed the Army Corps to “proceed” ...

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Ikea Canada buying second Alberta wind farm; sellers get total of $119.6 million

BURLINGTON, Ont.-Ikea Canada has signed a deal to buy an Alberta wind farm from TransAlta and Teck Resources for a total of $119.6 million. TransAlta (TSX:TA) said Thursday it will receive about $61 million for its 51 per cent interest in the 88-megawatt Wintering Hills wind farm near Drumheller, Alta. ...

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North Dakota challenges pipeline developer argument vs. fine

y Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D.-Staffers with the North Dakota Public Service Commission say there’s no doubt the developer of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline violated rules regarding reporting Native American artifacts. Via attorney John Schuh, the staffers urged the three-member commission last month to move the ...

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Natural Resources Minister open to adding indigenous voice to National Energy Board

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says that he is unequivocally open to having a permanent representative of Canada’s indigenous peoples on the board of the national energy regulator, sick according to Global News. “That’s an easy one, patient ” Carr said in an interview with Global News, “cultural practices of ...

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Liberals name five person panel to overhaul mandate of National Energy Board

OTTAWA- The Liberal government has named a five-person panel to make recommendations on overhauling the national energy regulator. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the group will examine the structure, ask role and mandate of the National Energy Board, price which has become embroiled in controversy over its reviews of ...

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The Latest: North Dakota borrows $4M more to police protests

BISMARCK, N.D.-The Latest on protesters trying to halt construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A North Dakota legislative committee has approved an emergency request to borrow another $4 million to cover policing costs for the protest of the Dakota Access oil ...

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Electricity system operator reports $80 million loss after accounting change

TORONTO- Ontario’s efforts to ease the upward pressure on electricity rates has been dealt a setback by a change in accounting practices. In the government’s public accounts for 2015-16, the Independent Electricity System Operator reported a “previously unrecognized actuarial loss and past service costs” of just over $80 million. The ...

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