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BC Premier discusses recent Enbridge oil pipeline spill in Michigan

The American safety board said Enbridge failed to deal adequately with structural problems detected on the pipeline years before the rupture and then failed to respond appropriately to the catastrophe.

The board’s report said Enbridge didn’t realize the oil was pouring into the Michigan river until a worker from another company called in the alert, and during the time Enbridge control centre personnel twice pumped more oil into the ruptured line.

The spill fouled more than 50 kilometres of waterways and wetlands. About 320 people reported symptoms from crude oil exposure. Enbridge’s cleanup costs have exceeded $800 million.


I was impressed with quotes by Christy Clark @ CTV.ca Apparently this is the first time she or any BC liberals have expressed opposition to the proposed pipeline. Obviously her response was quite mild, and a bit delusional. If Enbridge does build the pipeline, British Columbians have every reason to expect similar results.

Koch Connection to Alberta Oil Sands

The Globe and Mail has a piece on the Koch Brother’s stakes in the Alberta oil sands. Read it all here.


Excerpt:

» The company is one of Canada’s largest crude oil purchasers, shippers and exporters, with more than 130 crude oil customers.

» It is among the largest U.S. refiners of oil sands crude, responsible for about 25 percent of imports.

» It is one of the largest holders of mineral leases in Alberta, where most of Canada’s tar sands deposits are located.

» It has its name attached to hundreds of well sites across Alberta tracked by Canadian regulators.

» It owns pipelines in Minnesota and Wisconsin that import western Canadian crude to U.S. refineries and also distribute finished products to customers.

» It owns and operates a 675,000 barrel oil terminal in Hardisty, Alberta, a major tar sands export hub.

»And this year it kicked off a 10,000 barrel-a-day mining project in Alberta that could be the seed of a much larger project.

carlialltheday:

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codys-so-mpreg:

sasscrackers:

platosatlantis:

Montreal student protesters baiting riot police with donuts.

aaaaand heres canada

omfg

Better quality photo
Bless my fucking country.

carlialltheday:

aboshtet:

codys-so-mpreg:

sasscrackers:

platosatlantis:

Montreal student protesters baiting riot police with donuts.

aaaaand heres canada

omfg

Better quality photo

Bless my fucking country.

(via missnevermore)

etiquette-etc:

STOP Bill C-31: A law against refugees

(via etiquette-etc-deactivated201409)

"White Guilt vs. Racism"

As a person with white privilege, I needed this reminder today.

Residential Schools in Canadian History

The commission calls for all provinces and territories to develop residential school education materials for public schools. Provinces and territories should hold education campaigns about the history and impact of residential schools in their jurisdictions.

CBC:Report urges residential school history classes

I’m curious to see how these recommendations will be enacted.

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