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Category Archives: Pipelines
Unpacking the Texas power outage and how to avoid similar in future. Legal expert Andrew Roman breaks down what happened and how to increase reliability.
(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
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
“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
(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
The government cannot buy every proposed project faced with approval uncertainty, which is why it should appeal the Trans Mountain pipeline decision. Continue reading
Environmentalists serve native interests well, by extracting maximum profits out of resource developments. Continue reading
(September 4, 2014) Limits on energy production in the West enabled conflicts in the Ukraine and the Middle East. Continue reading
(February 11, 2014) Riddle me this! What do the Cement Association of Canada, United Steelworkers, Xerox and Middlefields Resource Funds (investors in oil and gas exploration and development) and Environmental Defence have in common?