The First Issue

Pipeline Observer - Edition 123

PIPELINE OBSERVER

Nationalizing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is a terrible idea

April 2018

MACLEANS.ca - Opinion: Despite politicians musing about ‘de-risking’ Trans Mountain’s pipeline, there are a slew of reasons why government shouldn’t get involved

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PIPELINE OBSERVER

Stop Defending Pipelines

Instead, let’s ignore the privileged few who long for the Dark Ages

April 2018

“I am constantly irked when industry defends itself against people who want to make dealing with a harsh environment more difficult for their fellow humans by blocking pipelines.”  ~ Tim...

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What Remains

Expropriation Also Impacts the Value of Land Not Taken

April 2018

The payment for injurious affection is based on the impact on the value of the remaining land, not the impact on the financial position of the owners.  

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PIPELINE OBSERVER

Oil spill from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota twice as big as first thought

April 2018

ABERDEEN, S.D. — A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first reported.

PIPELINE OBSERVER

Trans Mountain pipeline on hold as pressure mounts on B.C. to drop opposition

April 2018

This is the very turn of events CAEPLA has been warning about for years. When the property rights of farmers, ranchers and other landowners are not protected, nobody's are --...

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PIPELINE OBSERVER

Enbridge has reportedly hired RBC to sell Western Canadian gas assets

Enbridge has reportedly hired RBC to sell Western Canadian gas assets

April 2018

Embattled pipeline company Enbridge Inc. is working with advisers to sell a group of Canadian gathering and processing assets that could fetch more than C$2 billion (US$1.56 billion),...

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Hydro’s Fate Shows Risk For All Crown Corporations

April 2018

It is a sensitive topic in Manitoba, which has a long history of Crown corporation service delivery. They certainly made sense, at one time, particularly when there were less developed...

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PIPELINE OBSERVER

Pandering to "Traditional Indigenous Knowledge" no Substitute for Property Rights

Bill C-69 is political virtue signaling that will sandbag energy development in Canada...

April 2018

It is seldom our first instinct to sympathize with senior government bureaucrats.  But we find it hard to disagree with the point of view expressed by this Quebec deputy minister about...

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PIPELINE OBSERVER

No more pipelines with Trudeau’s plan

April 2018

CAEPLA came to the realization that there was -- is -- an effective though technically unofficial moratorium on new pipeline construction as the Trudeau Liberals came to power in 2016.   

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PIPELINE OBSERVER

Pipeline Company Learns a Lesson on the Importance of Property Rights...

March 2018

Police remove trespassers posing as protesters from Kinder Morgan property in Burnaby.

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