Monthly Archives: February 2018

On questionable science about fugitive emissions in the BC natural gas industry

I was mostly off-line earlier in the year when two publications came out on fugitive emissions in the British Columbia natural gas industry. These two publications were: Mobile measurement of methane emissions from natural gas developments in northeastern British Columbia, Canada … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized | 13 Comments

What are the real marine risks of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion?

Every morning, starting around 7 am, the Spirit of Vancouver Island leaves its berth in Swartz Bay for its first run to Tsawwassen. On-board the Spirit are tens of thousands of liters of diesel fuel to run the ship for … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Pipelines, Risk Communication, Trans Mountain, Uncategorized | 26 Comments

On dilbit, oil spill response and political gamesmanship

As many of my readers know my day job involves investigating and remediating contaminated sites. My particular specialty is the investigation and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon impacts [and before anyone asks, no I have never worked for Kinder Morgan nor … Continue reading

Posted in Oil Sands, Pipelines, Trans Mountain | 32 Comments