Tag: George Heyman

Canada will probably win legal fight with BC over Trans Mountain Expansion, but at what cost?

Canada will probably win legal fight with BC over Trans Mountain Expansion, but at what cost?

Federal government enjoys exclusive constitutional jurisdiction over inter-provincial pipelines, can over-ride Province, municipalities on┬áTrans Mountain Expansion permitting British Columbia’s strategy of delaying permits for the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline may be working. Project proponent Kinder Morgan says that it is pushing back the start of construction nine months and if there is further “regulatory uncertainty,” […]

New BC electric work vehicle program should be focus of Horgan govt’s zero emission transportation strategy

New BC electric work vehicle program should be focus of Horgan govt’s zero emission transportation strategy

Electric work vehicles add value for industry by lowering costs, providing other advantages like better torque As a rule, electric vehicle subsidy programs are bad public policy. The American experience nicely illustrates how to tax dollars helping millionaires buy $125,000 Teslas. But a new BC program to boost sales of specialty EVs, especially electric work […]

BC NDP govt throws down gauntlet to Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project

BC NDP govt throws down gauntlet to Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she welcomes BC’s “due diligence” over Trans Mountain Expansion The new NDP government in British Columbia has retained veteran lawyer Thomas Berger to advise on the best way to assert provincial jurisdiction and frustrate construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline, slated to begin work next month. At a […]