Tag Archives: pipelines

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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Lawrence Solomon: The new cold war

(June 6, 2013) Russia and Iran are now aligned against the U.S. and Sunni states. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Quarantining Alberta oil

(April 25, 2013) Environmentalists are successfully ring-fencing the province. Continue reading

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Did Obama just block Keystone?

(March 16, 2013) Deciding whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is surely one of the toughest challenges of Barack Obama’s presidency. He hasn’t made up his mind yet, of course. Or has he? … maybe Obama is going to nix the pipeline outright. That’s what Lawrence Solomon predicts. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Obama will block Keystone

(March 14, 2013) Not needed for U.S. energy security or employment. Continue reading

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