Sunday, June 4, 2017

-The prospect of an NDP government in British Columbia is exposing what could become an area of contention among federal NDP leadership hopefuls.-----------An NDP insider told the National Post it may be to the candidates’ advantage to take a clear stance on the pipeline issue, adding that disagreement with Alberta may not be their biggest concern, since it’s unclear how the political situation will unfold for Notley’s government. At the moment, the party is not concerned that tensions with Alberta will escalate, the source said.------And on Wednesday, B.C. MP Peter Julian tweeted: “Our members want us to take a stand on pipelines — I am opposed to them.”--------Their positions raise the spectre of a rift with the NDP in Alberta, where Premier Rachel Notley continues to push for the pipeline. “Mark my words, that pipeline will be built,” she said during a press conference last Tuesday.

It doesn't matter what the federal NDP folks do the NDP folks in Alberta are the new PCs and will do their best to imitate the dinosaurs we just booted out.

It's fine. The divide in the provincial and federal NDP folks is not our problem. Our problem is a provincial NDP party that is indifferent to the liabilities of the oil and gas industry and is using our cash to get the industry to do the work it is supposed to fund and do by itself.
Why do we have to bail out the industry?
Why can't the industry use its assets to do the work of the orphan well program?
I'm guessing the GOA and the NDPCs like the PCs before them won't get the industry to do anything it doesn't want to do. Nope. All the political parties are captured. This is why I now write first to the oil and gas industry folks and the AER folks first--they are the real government in Alberta:




jim ellis <jim.ellis@aer.ca>
,
gerry protti <gerry.protti@aer.ca>,
Bob Curran <bob.curran@aer.ca>,
chelsie.klassen@capp.ca,
communication@capp.ca,
msalkeld@psac.ca,

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In the end, no matter what the political parties yap about the people of BC will decide for themselves with reference to pipelines.

Unless Mr. Trudeau is going to have another Standing Rock episode in the world we're going to have to seek a win win for both BC and Alberta. This means big oil needs to change and will this happen? Based on the Jessica Ernst and Diana Daunheimer cases--nope.
The industry is the top of the pyramid of power and doesn't have to do anything.
So my guess is that we'll be seeing Standing Rock 2.0 in Canada.

This is what we can look forward to in BC---Standing Rock 2.0--that is if the Trudeau Team goes dumb.
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The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) halted new drilling Wednesday on the Rover Pipeline until it addresses its 2 million gallon spill of…
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‘We are very vulnerable as a party’: Pipelines could expose divisions among NDP leadership hopefuls

Maura Forrest | June 4, 2017 2:15 PM ET
The pipe yard at the Trans Mountain facility in Kamloops, B.C.
Jonathan Hayward/Canadian PressThe pipe yard at the Trans Mountain facility in Kamloops, B.C.
The prospect of an NDP government in British Columbia is exposing what could become an area of contention among federal NDP leadership hopefuls.
In the past week, some of the candidates have been staking out turf in the debate over Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan has vowed to fight if he forms a minority government with support from the B.C. Greens. The two parties struck a deal to work together last week.
Last Tuesday, Manitoba MP Niki Ashton released a statement calling for a “united stance against Kinder Morgan,” arguing that the NDP needs to “make a clear statement that stands up to big oil.”
And on Wednesday, B.C. MP Peter Julian tweeted: “Our members want us to take a stand on pipelines — I am opposed to them.”

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Their positions raise the spectre of a rift with the NDP in Alberta, where Premier Rachel Notley continues to push for the pipeline.
“Mark my words, that pipeline will be built,” she said during a press conference last Tuesday.
Under leader Tom Mulcair, the federal NDP has taken a more moderate stance on pipelines, which he reiterated last week. The party opposes the Kinder Morgan pipeline on the grounds that the Liberals haven’t yet overhauled Canada’s environmental assessment process, but has not come out against pipelines point-blank.
“Mr. Trudeau promised that there would be a new system for evaluating these energy projects, whether it’s Kinder Morgan out west or Energy East to Atlantic Canada,” Mulcair told reporters. “The problem of course now is the fact that in the absence of that process, none of these projects can go ahead.”
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Larry Wong / Postmedia NetworkAlberta Premier Rachel Notley
Ontario MP Charlie Angus and Quebec MP Guy Caron, whose positions are similar to Mulcair’s, told the National Post that now is not the time to fan the flames of division within the party.
“I want us to walk a little more carefully than attempting to create regional divisions,” Angus said. “I hope that we don’t end up going down that road in the leadership race.”
Caron said he doesn’t believe there’s been enough discussion within the NDP on the pipeline question, and it’s the federal leader’s responsibility to ensure communication between the provinces.
Unlike the Liberals and Conservatives, the NDP’s federal and provincial branches are integrated in one party. Caron suspects Ashton’s statement won’t help build unity.
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Adrian Wyld/Canadian PressNDP MP Guy Caron rises during question period in the House of Commons
“We are very vulnerable as a party, especially when our opponents are usually better funded,” he said. “We can’t afford to get ourselves divided.”
But Ashton said NDP leadership candidates “need to be clear on where they stand.” She pointed to newcomer Jagmeet Singh, who has yet to take a clear position on the issue.
Ashton raised a question about Kinder Morgan during the leadership debate in Sudbury, Ont., on May 28, and said she was “disappointed” not to get a response from Singh or Pat Stogran, who has since dropped out of the race.
An NDP insider told the National Post it may be to the candidates’ advantage to take a clear stance on the pipeline issue, adding that disagreement with Alberta may not be their biggest concern, since it’s unclear how the political situation will unfold for Notley’s government.
At the moment, the party is not concerned that tensions with Alberta will escalate, the source said.
Rachel Notley has been adamant that this pipeline has to be built. Clearly there’s a divide in the NDP
Singh’s campaign told the National Post on Thursday that he “will be introducing a comprehensive policy offering on climate change in the weeks ahead.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has so far remained steadfast in his support of the Trans Mountain project.
“The decision we took on the Trans Mountain pipeline was based on facts, evidence, on what is in the best interest of Canadians, and indeed all of Canada,” he said during a press conference in Rome last Tuesday.
Nonetheless, Conservative B.C. MP Mark Strahl introduced a motion Thursday urging the House of Commons to agree that the project “should be constructed with the continued support of the federal government.”
During debate over the motion, which the NDP opposed, he took a shot at Mulcair.
“Rachel Notley has been adamant that this pipeline has to be built,” he said. “Clearly there’s a divide in the NDP.”



" . . . MP Niki Ashton released a statement calling for a “united stance against Kinder Morgan,” arguing that the NDP needs to “make a clear statement that stands up to big oil."
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Just when exactly did the oil industry become this fire breathing dragon that the likes of Niki has to slay less we all perish in some hideous manner. What the O&G industry has done is paid for our social programs and generally provided all Canadians with the hight standard of the living which we now regard as a birth right.
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Tim Boyle Well in Alberta they have created a permanent moonscape of tailings ponds that won't be remediated as far as I can determine since 50 years have passed and big oil has successfully avoided doing anything. The current plan by Suncor is apparently to use flocculants and coagulants and bind the toxic products so they end up at the bottom of a storage pit. Then water is added to the top to hide the business. So instead of a dirty polluted pit that is leaking we get a fishing spot with toxic sludge at the bottom. This is the remedy after decades of expensive research by big oil. We don't have any sort of deadline for this dumb remedy either. The ten year plan will probably not happen and we might have something done by the end of this century.

Also there is well water on fire in Rosebud, Alberta where Jessica Ernst has to do the job of the government of Alberta and speak up for the rights of landowners when fracking contamination happens to water. It's troubling that citizens have to work for over a decade while the PCs simply make the energy regulator immune from being held legally accountable to us. Meanwhile there is Diana Daunheimer who is also in court due to fracking contamination of her property. It's pretty clear to me that the PCs and the NDP folks are captured political parties with the NDP folks being seriously worse than the PCs ever were. At least when the PCs under the Stelmach gave away money to big oil it was only $30 million for the orphan well program. Now we have the NDPCs giving away $235 million in an interest free loan that is made interest free by the federal government cash of $30 million. This "loan" in my opinion will never be paid back and will be forgiven -probably by the Wildrose Party which will be the next captured political party.

We've got tailings ponds as a permanent moonscape, lots of oil spills that are now detailed to us on the AER website with no discernible reasonable penalties that I can determine for major spill; we have citizens impacted by the industry residues of orphan wells -so much so that the GOA has to encourage big oil to take care of its liabilties with public money as a "loan" and all of this junk happening when the industry has billions of dollars in profits and assets. You ask this question:
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/we-are-very-vulnerable-as-a-party-pipelines-could-expose-divisions-among-ndp-leadership-hopefuls


Just when exactly did the oil industry become this fire breathing dragon that the likes of Niki has to slay less we all perish in some hideous manner.


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I guess it became this dragon when it did not develop the resource responsibily, did not put enough money into remediation of the tailings ponds or the funding of the orphan well program and when they treated citizens like Jessica Ernst and Diana Daunheimer as frivolous litigants when in reality they are working in the public interest to keep citizens and their land safe. I guess when you find out all this junk that is when ordinary citizens don't think too highly about the revenue generated by the industry. This revenue will never equal the destruction of the environment, the health problems created by the industry and the capture of our political parties that are filled with puppets. We can thank big oil for this sort of DeMockracy.
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