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Enbridge Energy News Roundup

Enbridge Inc. has been in the headlines recently- most often due to their destruction of the Kalamazoo River. With the end of year deadline for cleaning up the River fast approaching, Enbridge and the EPA are butting heads. Although the Environmental Protection Agency is anything but a defender of wild places, they are at least […]

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US Emitting Far More Methane Than Previously Thought The amount of the potent greenhouse gas methane the U.S. is emitting may be 50% greater than the amount estimated by government agencies, a group of scientists from Harvard and other leading academic institutions warned in a report published Monday. … According to their research, methane emissions […]

From WW4 Report: Bolivia’s President Evo Morales said Oct. 28 that his country has achieved the conditions to obtain nuclear power for “[peaceful] ends,” and that Argentina and France would help “with their knowledge.” He made his comments at the opening of a “Hydrocarbon Sovereignty” conference in Tarija. In May, Bolivia and Argentina signed an accord […]

From Common Dreams: Lauren McCauley, staff writer New reports reveal that since 2012 nearly 300 oil spills have occurred in North Dakota alone without any notification to the public, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. This fact—that on-shore oil spills occur all the time, with little notice or fanfare—has come under increased scrutiny […]

Valero Moves to Ship Tar Sands By Rail into LA Harbor Valero Energy seeks permits for large-scale shipments of low-quality tar sands oil via rail into their Port of Los Angeles refinery, without any public comment or environmental review. As part of a larger move to transport climate-disrupting unconventional crude to ports for refining and export to the world, it presents dangers […]

RCMP Abandons Elsipogtog Station After Arson Attempt; SWN Loses Bid For Injunction Canadian Court Rules in Favor of Mi’kmaq Blockade Fracking Indigenous Country: Big Green, Sun Media and Elpisogtog Shoal Lake Members Blockade TransCanada Highway Near Kenor: Anishinaabe express solidarity with Elsipogtog

From Common Dreams: 13 cars derail near Edmonton, workers continue to fight flames, explosion – Andrea Germanos, staff writer Emergency workers continue to battle a fire on Saturday after a Canadian National tanker train carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) derailed near Edmonton, forcing the evacuation of an entire town and sending a […]

Some fossil fuel stories, courtesy of the EF! Newswire: Oklahoma Pipeline Explosion Sparks Large Fire, Prompting Evacuations Oct 19: Global Frackdown 2 Calls for a Worldwide Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing Kahsatstenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines

New controversy has erupted over the latest NSA leaks, which reveal that the Canadian government admitted to U.S. spy agencies that it had spied a communications network of Brazil’s mines and energy ministry. Brazil has summoned the Canadian ambassador to demand a response. The revelations follow weeks of outrage from the Brazilian government over revelations […]

Newmont Mining Corp. CEO Gary Goldberg admitted recently that a restart of plans for the embattled Minas Conga mine in Peru is “not imminent,” in spite of recent optimism from the country’s Minister of Energy and Mines. The company has no plans to make any decisions about the project until 2015, Goldberg said. The comments […]

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