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  • 16 Jun 2020- 09:12 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER CTV News The operator of the Trans Mountain Pipeline estimates that between 940 and 1,195 barrels of oil were spilled at Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, B.C., early Saturday morning. The company that runs the pipeline says freestanding oil
  • 9 Jun 2020- 05:05 by Local Press Report HAZELTON The Tyee The Office of the Wet’suwet’en is investigating two fuel spills on its territory, both located near the Morice Forest Service Road where conflict over the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia has erupted in recent years. Each spill
  • 12 May 2020- 09:26 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER BC CTV NEWS The U.S. government is increasingly concerned with pollution from British Columbia mines following new research that shows contaminants in a river south of the border came from Canada. In a letter obtained by The Canadian Press, the
  • 12 Feb 2020- 10:47 by Staff- Water Diplomat MONTREAL ONT, Canada Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed challenges brought over the expansion of the Trans Mountain (TMX) oil pipeline system expansion project. The challenge, rejected in a 4 February unanimous ruling, was presented by four
  • 28 Sep 2019- 04:22 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States For the second time in two years, 15-year-old Autumn Peltier, Anishinabek Nation (Canada) chief water commissioner went to the United Nations to participate in the UN Climate Action Summit. Peltier joined fellow teenager Greta
  • 10 Jul 2019- 08:04 by OOSKAnews Info SASKATOON SK, Canada As a part of research about water security in the Prairie provinces of Canada, scientists from the University of Saskatchewan investigated how people cope with water problems or learn to share scarce resources, like water, gas, oil and
  • 11 Jun 2019- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas. A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in
  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report FORT MCMURRAY ALB The Star While the world watches, the mining companies operating here have been allowed by regulators to pursue a clean-up technique called water capping. It’s supposed to work like this: put the tailings into a mined-out pit, then cover it
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report Mexico City, Mexico Mining Journal Fortuna Silver Mine's shares fell to a new 12-month low Thursday after the company said abnormally high rainfall had caused an overflow in a contingency pond of the dry stack tailings facility at its San Jose mine, in
  • 12 Oct 2018- 06:41 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mining Weekly Latin America-focused Leagold on Wednesday announced a two-month shutdown of its RDM mine, in Brazil, citing continued regional drought conditions. This year, RDM remained operational until early October as the processing plant
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:00 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER BC Kaplan Herald North American Nickel Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received the Hydropower Feasibility Assessment Study within watershed 06.H located on the eastern flank of the Company’s 100% owned Maniitsoq nickel sulphide project in
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:00 by Local Press Report MONTREAL QC CTV Montreal More than 300 Quebec municipalities are calling on the province to grant them increased power to protect their water supplies. The towns want to be able to ensure any future oil and gas installations have to be at least two
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report RISTIGOUCHE-PARTIE-SUD-EST QC Sputnik News Ristigouche-Partie-Sud-Est, a municipality in Quebec with a population of only 157, managed to win a court battle against oil and gas exploration company Gastem, successfully preventing the latter from drilling in
  • 23 Feb 2018- 14:26 by Local Press Report CALGARY AB Globe Newswire An updated water use report shows that oil and gas companies are using less water and improving recycling to develop Alberta’s oil sands. In fact, mineable and in situ oil sands each recycled about 80 per cent of the water used in
  • 23 Feb 2018- 14:26 by Local Press Report TORONTO ON Water Power Magazine Kinross Gold Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kinross Brasil Mineraçao, has agreed to acquire two hydroelectric power plants in Brazil from a subsidiary of Gerdau SA for $257 million, with the plants expected to secure a

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