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Karen Campbell — June 29, 2010

As the Enbridge Gateway oilsands pipeline proposal lurches toward the environmental assessment process, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell is on record saying: "Enbridge has a proposal which is going through a process . . . It will include the most rigorous environmental regime there is anywhere in North America."

While it sounds nice, the reality is that the increasingly controversial pipeline will be reviewed by a Joint Review Panel established by the National Energy Board and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. And if the Mackenzie Gas Project is any indication, there are some very real problems with how the federal government is making decisions about major energy projects. Read more...

Karen Campbell — March 24, 2010

I've worked at Pembina for four years now — long enough to know that this isn't the type of organization that jumps on bandwagons. So, it was with more than a little consideration that we added our name to an ad printed in the Globe and Mail on Tuesday.

On the 21st anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, dozens of First Nations, along with environmental organizations and prominent individuals, joined forces to draw attention to the risk of an oil spill in B.C.'s coastal waters should the Enbridge Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline proceed. Read more...

Karen Campbell — Jan. 29, 2010

The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline would carry bitumen from Alberta's oilsands to the B.C. coast. Its construction would enable an expansion in oil sands production, which would result in significant new environmental impacts "upstream" from the pipeline. Read more...

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