Canadian energy board okays Trans Mountain pipeline expansion FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Anchorage Daily News:The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion should be approved by the government of Canada, the country’s National Energy Board found Friday in a massive report.The project would likely harm endangered southern resident killer whales, increase greenhouse-gas emissions that worsen the impacts of climate warming, and could cause oil spills that would be damaging to the environment, the board found. However, the more-than-700-mile-long pipeline should be approved by the government anyway, the board found, because it is in Canada’s national interest.Final approval now is before the government of Canada, which has nationalized the project, and has 90 days for its consideration.Canada wants to expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in order to ship bitumen oil to Asia in hopes of gaining higher oil prices than its market in the U.S. A pipeline spur from the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, in service since the 1950s, brings bitumen directly to Washington refineries, where a variety of products, including gasoline and jet fuel, are produced.The expansion would nearly triple the amount of oil shipped from Edmonton, Alberta, to Burnaby, British Columbia, on the coast just outside downtown Vancouver. The $9.3 billion project would increase capacity to 890,000 barrels of bitumen oil a day, and increase tanker traffic in the Salish Sea from about six tankers per year to more than 400.The board imposed 156 conditions if the project is approved, intended to cover a range of impacts including emergency preparedness and response, consultation with affected indigenous communities, and pipeline safety and integrity. Most are the same conditions as from the board’s previous approval for the project in 2016. The Canadian Court of Appeals last August ordered the board to reconsider its approval, because it had inadequately considered effects on killer whales, and had inadequately consulted with First Nations.More: Despite harm to orcas, Canada should expand pipeline, energy board says
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The 37-year-old Howe has also said that Monday’s game will not necessarily be about the team who is better in possession, however. Despite the fact that he has observed Rodgers’ methods and the managers’ images of being football purists, Howe insists that out-passing a team is not the only way to win a game. “Our aim is not to outplay Liverpool, or outpass Liverpool, or any nonsense like that,” Howe said. “Our aim is to try and win the game. “Then how we do that, and how you go about best doing that, that is down to how you see the game, so it’s not a competition on passes, it’s a competition on winning the game. “The football really is irrelevant, it’s about finding a way to be competitive. “We certainly don’t follow anybody, we try and take our own lead.” Howe remains without Shaun MacDonald, Harry Arter and Christian Atsu, who respectively have toe, groin and back injuries, as he bids to inspire Bournemouth to recover from last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa. Press Association Eddie Howe has revealed that Bournemouth are ready to adapt their style in order to survive in the Barclays Premier League. The young manager and his team have attracted admirers over the past few seasons for their commitment to an entertaining brand of football that ultimately inspired their unexpected promotion. On Monday Bournemouth travel to Anfield to challenge Liverpool, whose manager Brendan Rodgers shares a similar reputation for encouraging attacking football and whom Howe has already described as a “role model”.
A series of storms from the Gulf of Alaska will combine with an atmospheric river event to bring heavy rain and the chance of minor flooding to Southwest Washington early next week.The National Weather Service in Portland says flooding is possible Tuesday and Wednesday, according to an NWS hydrologic outlook and forecast discussion released Friday.“While the details are uncertain, there is potential for 2 to 5 inches of rain in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Monday night and Tuesday,” the weather service said.The heaviest amounts of precipitation will hit the Willapa Hills, the North Oregon Coast Range, and the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains.Sharp rises are likely on rivers draining the three listed areas, and minor flooding is possible.The timing and location of the deluge of wet weather is uncertain. The weather service said it will issue watches and warnings for specific rivers and areas if the conditions warrant.