environmental protection Tag

September 16, 2015

How pipeline companies are taking action against a Canadian crop killer (part 1)

With over 115,000 kilometres of transmission pipelines in Canada, it’s likely that some will cross farmland. And that’s a responsibility that pipeline operators take very seriously. In previous posts, we discussed how pipeline operators protect soil during construction, and mitigate impacts to agricultural land, but this week we’re taking a look at a recent and serious…
August 19, 2015

Spotlight on Saskatchewan: where pipelines meet conservation trails

Earlier this summer, pipeline workers walked a section of native prairie along the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan clearing brush and debris and carrying signposts. They weren’t working on a pipeline route. They were working on a low-impact hiking trail that will help the public better understand a threatened ecosystem. “The native prairie is unknown to…
August 12, 2015

4 ways to make Canada a leader in pipeline innovation

This is the final post in a two part blog series about the Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative. What Canadian resources do you associate with pipelines? Probably oil and gas, right? But there’s another abundant resource we would like associated with the word pipelines – the innovative minds of Canada’s academics. Last week, we told you about the…
August 5, 2015

Developing pipeline technology: The challenge and the solution 

This is the first post in a two part blog series about the Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative. Did you know Canada has the second highest number of pipeline researchers in the world? With that kind of brainpower, Canada has the ability to lead the globe in pipeline technology development. But how do we turn all…
July 8, 2015

Canada’s underground world: 4 things you need to know

If you ever watched Fraggle Rock, the idea of a world literally underground is nothing new. Although Fraggles and Doozers are yet to be discovered in Canada, there is a vast world just below our feet. That world is made up of thousands of kilometers of infrastructure that we use every day. “The infrastructure we…
June 17, 2015

What you know about pipelines and the environment might be wrong

Let’s be honest. Pipelines get a bad rap when it comes to the environment. Past incidents in Canada are partly to blame, and we’re working hard to prevent them in the future. However, misinformation has also played a significant role in creating the perception that pipeline companies simply don’t care about the environment. In this…