As North American producers massively ramp up plans to export coal to Asia, B.C. figures large in their plans — and in opposition efforts of citizens worried about climate change.
Airline denies dismissals were linked to employees’ union activities.
The push to have Canadian oil meet Asian market demand has grown massively since Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. conceived of the Northern Gateway pipeline to the West Coast more than a decade ago. But as the company’s CEO told reporters yesterday, so has the “passion and emotion around this project.”
With the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline this afternoon, First Nations across the province say they’re ready for the battle of a generation.
The bulk of the province’s new resource industry jobs will be in the Lower Mainland, not rural areas.
Premier Christy Clark’s ties to the private sector before re-entering politics are once against under the spotlight, after a leaked document said she was listed as “founding chair” of a private firm’s subsidiary that she has extensively promoted on trade missions since taking office.
Among the 468 people rejected outright from participating in the National Energy Board’s Kinder Morgan pipeline hearings next year, one professional planner is calling the process “Kafkaesque” — and now questions its legitimacy altogether.
Public hearings for TransMountain’s oilsands pipeline expansion begin next January.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s transit policies and push for a referendum are being questioned after revelations she worked directly on a contract for TransLink when she was briefly partnered in her ex-husband’s lobby firm before returning to politics.
An anti-oil sands group is “concerned about disclosure” regarding Premier Christy Clark’s relationship with Enbridge after a document listed her as a “partner” in her ex-husband’s lobbying firm — which worked for the energy company until 2006.