Category Archives: Energy Probe News

That pipeline again

(February 7, 2020) What’s the difference between the 2018 Federal Court of Appeal decision to quash federal approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and the FCA’s 2020 decision to uphold cabinet’s approval of the project? The heroes and villains have changed places. Read between the lines with legal expert Andrew Roman. Continue reading

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CanWEA and their many tipping points

(January 24, 2020) So many … Continue reading

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Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration, Phase Four

(November 26, 2019) The chosen ones! Exploring the connection between the Ivey Foundation and its P-CEC named “collaborators”. Continue reading

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Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration, Phase Three

(November 18, 2019) Oh, what tangled webs we weave! Continue reading

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Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration, Phase Two

(November 13, 2019) A look at the experts behind the collaboration. Continue reading

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Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration, Phase One

(November 11, 2019) The results could be nasty for taxpayers and the economy. Stay tuned.  Continue reading

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The last straw and the pipeline

Governments have often made decisions based on impulse rather than reason. A classic example is the fallacy of “the last straw”. Legal expert Andrew Roman looks at pipeline-related issues and environmental decision-making. Continue reading

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Bill C-69: Why retain the worst mistake of the 2012 Act?

“Good ideas that are badly implemented don’t make good laws. Without major amendments it is unlikely that there will be any new pipeline or electricity transmission proposals under C-69.” Read legal expert Andrew Roman’s hard-hitting and thoughtful presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources conducting hearings on the Trudeau government’s Bill C-69, which proposes to fundamentally change the way resource projects are reviewed and approved. Continue reading

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Pipelines, the environment and the economy: Canada’s new impact assessment law

(December 11, 2018) Political speeches and media coverage of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act in Bill C-69 has so far been largely based on government media releases, not analysis. Where are the journalists who have properly read the Act and … Continue reading

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Who killed GM’s non-electric cars? The government did

U.S.-Canada Auto Pact’s fuel-economy regulation established subsidies, handouts that carmakers now love to game. Continue reading

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