How Climate Change Could Tear Canada Apart

Mining operations at the Suncor Energy oil sands project near Fort McMurray, Alberta, June 13, 2017 (AP photo by Larry MacDougal).
Mining operations at the Suncor Energy oil sands project near Fort McMurray, Alberta, June 13, 2017 (AP photo by Larry MacDougal).

In consecutive victories for the country’s oil-producing provinces, Canadian courts recently turned down challenges to a contentious plan to expand a major oil pipeline. Last month, the Supreme Court rejected a bid by British Columbia to block the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would triple the flow of oil from the tar sands of Alberta to Canada’s Pacific Coast, allowing more oil to be shipped to growing export markets in Asia. A similar legal challenge from indigenous groups, largely based on environmental concerns, was dismissed by a federal appeals court last week. The court decisions are likely to […]

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