All Roads Lead to Kitimat

What are Kitimat residents saying about the Northern Gateway decision?

All season, we've been looking at oil and gas projects in our series "All Roads Lead to Kitimat." With the federal government giving the green...

The federal cabinet's Northern Gateway decision

The federal government has approved the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal.National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel gave conditional approval to Enbridge's Alberta to B.C. pipeline in...

Gordon Gibson on why the Cabinet might say "No" to Northern Gateway

The National Energy Board has given its conditional approval to Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. The pipeline would carry bitumen from the Alberta oil sands...

The Natural Resources Minister on gaining First Nations buy-in for energy projects

The federal Minister of Natural Resources travelled to B.C. this week, in the latest effort to get First Nations support for new energy projects. Many...

Does getting "social license" mean giving communities a veto?

The residents of Kitimat voted against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in a recent plebiscite. The vote is non-binding, but some say it's a sign...

Do you know your protest rights?

They're being taught in Northern B.C. this week as communities prepare for the final decisions on the Northern Gateway Pipeline and other energy projects. We...

Should oil companies "campaign" on their projects like they're out to win an election?

In the British Columbia community of Kitimat, they're holding a vote next weekend. Residents are being asked whether they can get behind the proposed Northern Gateway...

How far East will the product in the Energy East line go?

Some of the messaging around the TransCanada Energy East pipeline from politicians plays up the domestic benefits, but a recent report questions how much of...

What's it like to be on the panel that weighs new pipeline proposals?

The federal government recently changed the rules to limit who can give evidence at National Energy Board hearings. Only those deemed "directly affected" and those...

Who should get to speak at pipeline project hearings?

The federal government has implemented new rules about who can speak at public hearings about pipeline and energy projects. Now applicants must prove they are...

Neil who? This Alberta First Nation is hosting a conference to help more First Nations get involved in oil sands development.

In this episode we speak to the Chief of the Fort McKay First Nation. His community is benefiting from partnerships with oil sands developers, and...

What will voters decide in Kitimat's pipeline plebiscite?

The National Energy Board's long-awaited panel report recently gave a conditional green light to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. As the federal government studies the...

Would it be a "tragedy" if the Keystone pipeline isn't approved?

The president of energy and oil pipelines for TransCanada Corporation told an industry conference it would be a "tragedy" if the company's Keystone XL pipeline is not...

What does Janet Holder think of the possibility her pipeline could be tolled?

Janet Holder is the face of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project in BC. The Executive Vice President of Western Access for Enbridge sat down...

Should B.C. count on natural gas to fuel its economic future?

B.C. Premier Christy Clark says Liquefied Natural Gas is the way of the future for her province's economy. So how does that square with news...

Is fracking safe? This interview won't answer that question for you.

On this episode we interview David Besner. He's the interim chair of the New Brunswick Energy Institute. On the Institute's website, its mandate is articulated... Read More »

Could oil sands development pay for other wilderness to be preserved?

While many conservationists would like to see further development of the oil sands stopped, Harvey Locke says he has a better idea: have oil companies...

Who should refine Alberta's oil?

The leaders of Alberta's Wildrose Party and the provincial NDP have been squaring off in a series of debates across the province.  Although they are...

Is the "bunny hug" an endangered species in the oil patch?

Safety is a big concern in the energy industry. But if you think oil and gas companies only worry about big things like spills and...

Are you part of the "group in the middle" on pipelines?

This week Jim Brown speaks with Ian Anderson of Kinder Morgan about politics, public perception and push back about pipelines. Find out why he says...

Can an industry-sponsored professorship be independent?

An appearance by Andrew Leach on our show sparked a number of questions from you, our audience. He holds the Enbridge Professorship at the University...

How far should the feds go to accommodate First Nations' pipeline concerns?

The federal government met with First Nations in British Columbia to try to win support for Enbridge's Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipelines.... Read More »
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