Atmosphere & Energy

Enbridge raises reliability flag

Reliable natural gas service in Ontario could be affected by TransCanada Corp.’s plans to convert its main gas pipeline to carry oil, says Enbridge Gas Distribution.

In a letter to the Ontario Energy Board, Enbridge says it needs prompt approval of a $600 million pipeline project of its own in Greater Toronto to keep gas flowing to Ontario customers.

“The timely decision for the GTA project is critical,” writes Enbridge senior manager Edith Chin, who wants approval by September.

TransCanada’s plans for its main natural gas line “would affect the ability of Enbridge and other Ontario and Quebec customers to maintain reliable gas service,” she says.... Read more »

Ancienne Loi sur les pêches: les évaluations étaient efficaces

Montré du droit par le gouvernement Harper l'an dernier au moment des réformes des lois environnementales, le processus d'évaluation de l'ancienne Loi sur les pêches était en fait très efficace.

C'est ce que conclut une étude, la première du genre, réalisée par une équipe de l'Université de Toronto et publiée par NRC Research Press, une entité indépendante du Conseil national de recherche du Canada depuis 2010.

Jusqu'à la réforme Harper, le ministère fédéral des Pêches et Océans évaluait annuellement des milliers de projets susceptibles de toucher l'habitat du poisson. Entre 2001 et 2011, jusqu'à 13 000 projets ont été évalués chaque année, et au moins 7700 pour l'année la moins occupée.... Read more »

Information on New Brunswick Rules on Fracking

2013-02-01

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Tightening the grip: muzzling of scientists ramps up

By Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands [Parliamentarian of the Year 2012]

Originally published February 28th, 2013 in Island Tides

I had originally intended to write this column about my trip to Washington, DC on February 7-8, when I met with United States Senators and Congresspersons about climate and the Keystone XL pipeline. In brief, the trip was very successful in making links with strong proponents of climate action. Things are moving. The US General Accountability Office had decided that as a threat to federal government finances, climate change is now classed ‘high risk’.... Read more »

New National Sierra Club President in Halifax on Heels of Protests in Washington

February 19, 2013

Howie Chong is the new National President of the Sierra Club Canada, and he is in Halifax this week to meet supporters, and to get input and ideas about organization priorities and direction.

 

He is here to introduce himself to members of the Sierra Club Atlantic, based in Halifax, and to encourage involvement and participation on important regional and national issues including: oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, opposition to fracking, and promoting renewable energy.

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