Calgary-based energy firm withdraws permit application for controversial Oregon pipeline

An Alberta energy company has withdrawn its application for a state permit for a controversial natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Oregon, and a project spokesperson said Friday it is instead awaiting possible federal approval. Two Oregon state lawmakers…

AUMA wants Alberta to make tax changes to address failing oil and gas properties

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is calling on the province to change legislation to allow local governments to collect property taxes from oil and gas properties when they fail. The association also wants the Alberta Energy Regulator to consider unpaid…

Varcoe: Province must act on unpaid property taxes by energy firms

Former MLA David Swann calls for a property tax strike to pressure the Alberta government to hold oil and gas companies accountable for not paying rural property taxes. Swann was speaking outside the McDougall Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, Jan.…

South Dakota board approves Keystone XL pipeline water permits

The South Dakota Water Management Board on Tuesday approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction. The hearing was so contentious that it stretched into a dozen days over the course of four months as American Indigenous and…

Varcoe: Pressure builds over Ottawa’s decision on Frontier project — from both sides

Ron Quintal, president of the Fort McKay Métis, in council in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Cullen Bird/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network ORG XMIT: POS1706211440058925 Fort McKay Metis Nation president Ron Quintal becomes animated when speaking about why…