That's sabotage. Unprompted, Ms. Savage went on to suggest that the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic favours pipeline construction. “Let’s get it built.”. While the interviewer laughed, Ms. Savage did not. By putting their bodies on the line to stop Keystone XL from being constructed, protesters have effectively forced the Alberta government to impose a hard ceiling on the province’s oil production, with reductions to remain in effect throughout 2019. "Some of it is going to things like Ducks Unlimited [Canada]," he said, adding that the wetland conservation group "actually is the largest recipient of foreign money of any Canadian environmental charity and you never hear that.". The federal government announced its plans for the controversial pipeline expansion between Alberta and Burnaby early Tuesday afternoon following a … Pipelines, it turns out, have more than symbolic significance. When combined with the minister’s latest comments, this will harm the reputation of Alberta’s energy industry and inhibit our ability to attract investment and get our product to market.”. Both Alberta and B.C. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter . The Premier defended the right to protest in the case of a man recently arrested at the legislature as he was protesting against public-health lockdown orders. TC Energy raises offer and reaches deal for TC PipeLines partnership. The $12.6-billion expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to the Vancouver area has faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed more than a decade ago. Full Disclaimer. Interactive map of pipelines & wells in Alberta based off of the AER Pipeline & Well Shapefiles. Mark Villani CTV News Calgary Video Journalist @CTVMarkVillani Contact. Ms. Savage’s spokesman acknowledged in an email that she was on the podcast. Also available in French and Mandarin. Mr. Kenney said at the time that he would modify such orders to ensure they didn’t interfere with that right, as long as guidelines were being respected. “The UCP have already used the pandemic as an excuse to suspend environmental monitoring. 0. Codie McLachlan/Reuters Alberta has introduced a law that would jail pipeline protesters for up to six months and impose huge fines starting at $1,000 a day. 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Researcher Vivian Krause and award-winning Calgary author Chris Turner join Alberta at Noon to speak with Albertans about the impact — or lack thereof — of American money on the Canadian environmental movement, Millions of U.S. dollars are funding the anti-pipeline movement in Canada. 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If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Indigenous activists in Canada have vowed to continue their fight against a multibillion-dollar pipeline project across ... “It’s the kind of vital role that peaceful protest has played throug A pro-pipeline protest of about 60 people took place Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver. Honestly I don’t think this should be legal because it hinders emergency services through the beautiful city of Edmonton plus it causes these people to lose support for there cause. Click here to subscribe. The RCMP's monitoring of Northern Gateway pipeline protesters was for the most part reasonable, according to a new report from the force's watchdog, … The government has less tolerance for civil disobedience. Top 10 facts about the #ShutDownCanada illegal protests, which are still crippling Canada’s vital infrastructure, including rail, highways and bridges. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1. (Gian Paolo Mendoza/CBC) Pipeline protests resume across Canada The plan worked. Our Morning Update and Evening Update newsletters are written by Globe editors, giving you a concise summary of the day’s most important headlines. Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public-health restrictions limit protests against them. "The campaign has been devastating," Krause said. Thank you for your patience. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney tabled a bill this week that if passed, would levy fines as high as $10,000 a day and up to six months jail time against protestors. Premier Jason Kenney pointed to Teck’s Frontier withdrawal as a justification for the stringent approach. If anti-pipeline protest is a defiant act, the few who do it in Alberta rage against many machines. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public-health restrictions limit protests against them. I think the coastal gas pipeline is also in serious trouble. “We respect the right to lawful protests,” said Kavi Bal. Email: stephen.hunt@cbc.ca. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Among the other con… Toggle navigation Alberta Oil & Gas Explorer. Irfan Sabir, the Opposition New Democrat energy critic, called Ms. Savage’s comments more of the same for the government. A 30-kilometre waterline will bring water from the South Saskatchewan River to Prince Albert’s water treatment plant as the city prepares for 200,000 litres of oil to pass by. Albertans sick and tired of #ShutDownCanada anti-piepline protestors blockading the train tracks confronted law-breakers. Alberta's energy minister cites a ban on protests when asked about a controversial project in Canada. ", Stephen Hunt is a digital writer at the CBC in Calgary. Climate is global. The goal is to help them spread a message about the need to land-lock Alberta crude through protests against the construction of new pipelines. Krause said she doesn't believe the campaigns against oilsands development help fight climate change, since Canadian global greenhouse emissions amount to 1.6 per cent of total emissions. February 19, 2020 4:50 PM 2 mins reading. Construction work began earlier this year. Pembina plans $785M in capital spending for 2021, restarts work on two key projects. Comments are welcome while open. Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party government has a mixed record on protesters. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. “There are people who will not be … Most Recent; Most Read; Husky shareholders back friendly takeover by Cenovus for $3.8 billion in shares. Krause believes those American dollars are financing a message that has turned the conversation around, adding topics like pipeline development have become toxic. It's American oil and gas. Find directions between facilities using pipelines. The people who converged on the McDougall Centre’s grounds at about 4 p.m. were very loud in calling for both Ottawa and Alberta’s NDP government to … Please log in to listen to this story. Writer and funding researcher Vivian Krause says those dollars helped “sabotage” new pipeline projects, while environmental activist Tzeporah Berman says that funding is a “drop in the bucket.”, ranks Canada as having the fourth largest greenhouse gas emissions, campaigns against oilsands development help fight climate change, 46 per cent of Canadians $200 or less away from financial involvency, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Turner, who wrote The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands, argued that not all of that money is aimed at protesting oilsands-related developments. Many people are fuming after learning that the Liberal government, while championing the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline project, has been helping fund a B.C. In the face of rail and road blockades across Canada, the western province of Alberta is proposing tougher legislation against protesters engaged … ", She asked why environmentalist don't instead focus on "landlocking the development of American oil and gas.". The debate about the impact of American money on the Canadian anti-pipeline movement continues fiercely with a pair of energy industry influencers taking calls from across Alberta on the subject. February 17, 2020 5:19 PM 4 mins reading. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. “People are not going to have tolerance and patience for protests that get in the way of people working,” she said on the podcast, which was posted on the association’s website. To some, it's a bill that will enforce the rule of law, protect public safety and stop protesters from harming the economy. have increased their limits to 50 people for outdoor gatherings. The C$12.6 billion ($9.6 billion) expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta’s oil fields to the Vancouver area has faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed more than a decade ago. A pro-pipeline convoy of around 160 trucks left Red Deer, Alta., today headed for Ottawa, to protest what they see as restrictive federal oil and gas policy. Greta Thunberg mocks Alberta energy minister over 'great time to be building a pipeline' comment . Article content continued. Alberta Pipeline Map. The Alberta government and Kinder Morgan hope to start construction on the pipeline expansion by the end of 2018. The provincial government has announced a $1.5 billion investment in the Keystone XL pipeline in an effort to ensure the project is completed and operational by 2023. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. “These comments do not come as a shock,” he said. "Climate isn't local. December 15, 2020. The Trans Mountain Pipeline System, or simply the Trans Mountain Pipeline, is a pipeline that carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, Canada. In a podcast on Friday, Savage said that now would be a great time to build the pipeline… One caller, Justin Vung from Edmonton, said that there was nothing charitable about protesting the construction of pipelines that keeps Canada out of the global oil market. All pipeline incidents in Alberta must be reported to us, including when a pipeline is hit but does not leak. However, she said she feels there has been a disproportionate focus on the oilsands by American environmental activists, particularly considering the U.S. is now one of the top oil producers on the planet. A ban on large gatherings or protests due to the COVID-19 pandemic creates optimal conditions for pipeline construction, according to Alberta ’s energy minister. The protest … This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Sign up today. The almost-2,000-kilometre KXL pipeline was the subject of debate and protest for years because of its perceived environmental impact and was nixed under the … "But here's the thing," she added. An Alberta justice granted a province-wide injunction to CN Rail Wednesday afternoon, hours after a group blocked the company's line west of Edmonton. The Trans Mountain Pipeline System, or simply the Trans Mountain Pipeline, is a pipeline that carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, Canada. "I think the campaign is the reason why Northern Gateway was cancelled: Energy East, Keystone, Trans Mountain. “People need jobs and those types of ideological protests that get in the way are not going to be tolerated by ordinary Canadians.”. "She strips away the context massively, overstates the effectiveness, the power the scale of that money — and what it's able to to accomplish.". The company plans to have the pipeline up and running by the end of … She also suggested that by turning up the heat on Canadian energy development, those same activists are enabling — or perhaps are motivated by — a desire to open up markets for Ameican oil producers. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Mr. Trudeau acknowledged the dissent. Alberta at Noon host Judy Aldous spoke to researcher and blogger Vivian Krause, as well as award-winning Calgary author Chris Turner, Monday about the degree to which U.S. dollars are shaping the conversation we're now having in Canada about building pipelines. It's not Canadian oil or gas. Pipeline incidents can be caused by corrosion due to poor maintenance or construction practices; The Need for More Pipelines . A protest at the White House against a pipeline from the Alberta tar sands is emerging as the biggest green civil disobedience campaign in a generation, organisers said. (self.alberta) submitted 4 months ago by Boogley-Woogley. The Alberta Liberal Party and all their constituents have a point. We hope to have this fixed soon. Sonya Savage made the comment Friday on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. Alberta's Energy Minister Sonya Savage said people needed jobs and "ideological protests" would not be "tolerated" by ordinary Canadians. Krause has estimated that various U.S. funders have contributed in the neighbourhood of $40-million in recent years to hundreds of Canadian environmental and Indigenous groups. “I would note that the limitations to public gatherings … have benefited no one – including project proponents and any opposition groups.”. Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage is seen in Edmonton, on June 18, 2019. Alberta tables bill that would jail pipeline protesters for up to six months, impose major fines. Audio for this article is not available at this time. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Callers to the show represented a variety of different perspectives. "The kind of research that she does is dangerous and not helpful to the conversation," Turner said. "That's not charity. The broader concerns. Canada is one of the world's largest per capita emitters, and has been urged to cut back pollution. © Copyright 2020 The Globe and Mail Inc. All rights reserved. TC Energy completes Coastal GasLink pipeline stake sale, Alberta’s UCP government needs to apply strategic thinking to its environmental policies, Kenney defends province’s investment in Keystone XL pipeline after Biden pledges to kill project if elected, Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. Workers rallying in a parking lot outside a meat packing plant to bring attention to the gendered and racialized impact of the Alberta government’s response to COVID-19. The $12.6-billion expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to the Vancouver area has faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed more than a … "We could stop the entire Canadian oil industry and it really wouldn't make a difference globally," she said. I'm a print subscriber, link to my account, Read more about following topics and authors. Graeme Gordon Montreal, QC. The Zero Canada Project provides resources to help you manage your health, your finances and your family life as Canada reopens. The Canadian oil industry, which suffers from a lack of export pipelines, defends the project as necessary for Canada’s economy. Pipeline News Most Popular. General The Pipeline protest is going to be back on the Henday again today let’s hear how happy this makes you. Edmonton police broke up a fight during protests at the Alberta Legislature on Saturday morning. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. "I have no hope for any pipeline [being approved for development] until this campaign is brought to an end," she said. Two people have locked themselves onto trees in Burnaby today (Thursday) to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language. Phillip said in his statement the RCMP’s actions are in “direct contradiction” … We reserve the right to close comments at any time. That means: Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. "And that's the [real] issue here," she added. It shouldn’t have escaped your attention that the Tar Sands Campaign is being bankrolled by some extremely deep pockets including the Rockefellers, Bill Gates, the founders of Hewlett-Packard (though the funds claim to be independent from the company), and James Letwin of Microsoft. Find Directions between facilities using pipelines. December 14, 2020 . Alberta's emissions, the most recent report noted, surged 18 per cent from 2004 to May 2017, making the province responsible for 40 per cent of the country's emissions. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. A group of Alberta oil and gas supporters will hold a counter-protest when climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a rally in Edmonton on Friday. You have a lawful right to protest, but not prevent infrastructure from functioning. Turner said Krause misrepresented the impact of the U.S. on the Canadian environmental movement because it fit conveniently into a narrative she is trying to present. Turner, meanwhile, said that foundations such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Hewlett Foundation, and the U.S. environmental group the Tides Foundation have far less of ability to manipulate the environmental agenda in Canada than Krause suggests. In Alberta, where the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) manages provincial pipelines, performance is continuously improving. Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public-health restrictions limit protests against them.