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Pipeline prospects take a hit as Supreme Court grants land title to B.C. First Nationvia Financial Post
Canada's Supreme Court hands down a shocking unanimous decision upholding First Nations' aboriginal rights that predate colonialism. The Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia ruling has special significance in B.C., nearly all of which was never ceded by treaties, and where First Nations have been blockading oil pipelines and other resource extraction projects.
What Happened in Last Summer's Oil Train Disaster in Quebec That Killed 47
With 18 oil trains weekly, Columbia River Gorge is the key route for Pacific Northwest's crude-by-rail
BNSF Railway Co. notified Washington authorities that it hauled 19 oil trains through Klickitat County in one week between May 29 and June 4, the state's most heavily traveled route. All but one continued on through the gorge to Clark County, en route to Seattle and Portland.At that pace, nearly 1,000 oil trains would move through the Columbia Gorge annually. That could grow to almost 2,500 trains a year – carrying between 70,000 and 90,000 barrels of oil apiece -- if a major Vancouver oil train terminal proposed by Tesoro-Savage is approved. And that doesn't include crude oil from Utah hauled by Union Pacific on the Oregon side of the gorge.