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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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Energy East pause puts Liberal argument on environment and pipelines in question

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-Federal government policies tying environmental impacts to regulatory approval of pipelines are sending investors fleeing for more certain ground, critics and pipeline proponents said Friday. The comments come a day after TransCanada Corp., said it was asking the National Energy Board to suspend its ...

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National Energy Board says Trans Mountain meets conditions for B.C. terminal

VANCOUVER- The National Energy Board says the Trans Mountain pipeline project has met conditions required for the expansion of its Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C. Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada, has plans to expand the terminal’s dock to load three tankers, up from one, and increase ...

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Enbridge says costs of Line 3 rising; cites regulatory delays, route changes

 Thursday, Aug. 03, 2017  CALGARY-CANADIAN PRESS- Regulatory delays and route modifications will increase the cost of Enbridge Inc’s , Line 3 pipeline replacement project, the company said on Thursday, as it reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit. Enbridge, North America’s largest pipeline operator, said the project from Hardisty, Alberta, to Superior, ...

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Wataynikaneyap Power to launch $2 million First Nations Training Program

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 26, 2017) – Wataynikaneyap Power is pleased to announce a major federal investment from the office of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in the amount of over $2 million in support of the Wataynikaneyap Power’s First Nations training program. Today’s announcement now brings the total ...

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