"BC Town Blocks All-Canada Pipeline as Keystone XL Delayed"

"OTTAWA -- As Alberta’s new Premier Dave Hancock met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today, the two leaders agreed that they cannot push the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline any closer to approval by the Obama Administration at this time.

The latest U.S. delay in the permitting process has made it necessary to focus on all-Canadian ways to move product from the Alberta oil sands to market, said the Conservative leaders. ...

But all-Canada pipeline plans are also running into trouble.

The British Columbia coastal city of Kitimat Friday officially rejected the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal to move diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands through a proposed port facility that would be built there."

Environment News Service had the story April 28, 2014.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014