Submission to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel

On Friday, August 31st, 2012 in Blogs

established.  On this point, the evidence of J. David Hughes should be accepted that unless and until bitumen production increases by 150% from current levels, the existing pipeline infrastructure is adequate. (“The Northern Gateway Pipeline: An Affront to the Public Interest and Long Term Energy Security of Canadians,” November 22, 2011). Transport Canada’s submission to this panel was reported in the media as establishing that there was no ser... ...

Green Party calls on Harper administration to heed federal panel’s warnings on Northern Gateway

On Thursday, December 19th, 2013 in Press Releases

In the wake of today’s announcement from the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel (JRP), the Green Party of Canada is urging the Harper Conservatives to respect the will of British Columbians and reject the contentious pipeline proposal. Today, more than three years after they began their review process, the panel tasked with assessing the environmental effects of the Northern Gateway pipeline officially made public their recomme... ...

An Open Letter to Joe Oliver

On Monday, January 9th, 2012 in Blogs

...decision-making, judge-like role.  You should not have signed such a hyperbolic rant. I have reproduced a short section of your letter. The idea that First Nations, conservation groups, and individuals opposed to the Northern Gateway pipeline are opposed to all forestry, mining, hydro-electric and gas is not supported by the facts.  I am one of those opposed to the Northern Gateway pipeline.  I do not oppose all development; neither does the Gree... ...

Stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline

On Thursday, January 12th, 2012 in Get Involved

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline requires overturning the current federal-provincial moratorium on oil tanker traffic along the coast of British Columbia, and will threaten fragile ecosystems, wilderness and landscapes, including the Great Bear Rainforest. Help Elizabeth put a stop to the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to... ...

Dr. Warren Bell on the Northern Gateway Pipeline

On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 in Blogs

ices so destructive, they threaten democracy and survival. - Elizabeth Yesterday, Doctor Warren Bell at Kelowna JRP Dr. Bell spoke yesterday before the Kelowna Joint Review Panel hearings on Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, outlining “four diseased elements” that put the pipeline proposal in a social and political context and he condemned as dangerous Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s concentration of power and... ...

Question Period – Northern Gateway Pipeline and Provincial Rights

On Thursday, June 6th, 2013 in Questions, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, in 2001, the Prime Minister wrote a famous letter to the former premier of Alberta, which he urged him to act to “limit the extent to which an aggressive and hostile federal government can encroach on legitimate provincial jurisdiction”. Six days ago, the provincial government of British Columbia said no to the Enbridge project. It said that Enbridge had completely failed to demonstrate any evidence that it knew how t... ...

Transport Canada Fails to Note Real Obstructions to Northern Gateway

On Friday, February 24th, 2012 in Press Releases

...lished through a provincial-federal agreement, something the Green Party has been calling for to be enshrined in legislation. May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, has tabled petitions in the House of Commons to stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline.  ”Over and over from constituents and citizens, I hear that this pipeline is not wanted.  It will not benefit BC and it is not worth the risk,” said May. Print this page... ...

When it Comes to the Pipeline, Harper Talks in Circles

On Thursday, August 9th, 2012 in Blogs

nt project to Canada as a whole. Global TV: Canadian opposition may not be the only stumbling block. Prime Minister Stephen Harper: I think we’ll see significant American interests trying to line up against the Northern Gateway project, precisely because it’s not in the interests of the United States. It’s in the interests of Canada. Global TV: Could they do anything to stop it? Prime Minister Harper: Well, they’ll funnel money throug... ...

Keytstone Pipeline delay gives Canada change to stop and think

On Monday, December 5th, 2011 in Articles by Elizabeth

calculations and over-confidence of the proponent. TransCanada has put the best face on the setback, promising to complete a new review of a new pipeline route. The Keystone setback focused more attention to the threat of the Gateway project, bringing bitumen crude across northern British Columbia to Kitimat and a new oil tanker port. The crude would then be shipped to Asia, or equally likely, south to the U.S. It is not as though anyone boosting... ...

The shell game

On Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 in Island Tides statement was made in response to the accident report.  On July 19, Environment Minister Peter Kent leapt to the defence of Enbridge. In a Globe and Mail story headlined “Ottawa maintains support for Enbridge and Northern Gateway,” Peter Kent said, “Pipelines are still, by far, the safest way to transport petrochemicals in any form.”  According to the news report, Peter Kent also said he had not read the U.S. NTSB report.  His defence of Enbr... ...

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