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Robin Rowland, July 17, 2015

Dilbit dangerous to young fish, laboratory study showsDiluted bitumen, also known as dilbit, a mixture of oil sands bitumen and natural gas dilutants can seriously harm fish populations, according to research study at Queen’s Univer...

Robin Rowland, July 10, 2015

Shining moment as Rio Tinto celebrates first metal at modernized Kitimat smelterGaby Poirier, BC operations manager for the Rio Tinto Aluminum metals group called it a shining moment as the first ingots from the new modernized potlines were wheeled into the al...

Robin Rowland, June 15, 2015

Haisla chief counsellor Ellis Ross on the dilemma of climate change and developmentHaisla Nation Chief Counsellor spoke at Mt. Elizabeth Theatre on June 9, 2015, introducing David Suzuki who was on a speaking tour.

Robin Rowland, June 11, 2015

Petronas and partners announce conditional Final Investment Decision for Lelu Island subject to environmental assessmentIn a news release this afternoon, Pacific Northwest LNG announced that the company has given a positive, but conditional, Final Investment Decision, to build an LNG facility on the...

Robin Rowland, June 5, 2015

Why the media coverage of the Tim Hortons boycott is a double double failureThe headline on Thursday’s CBC.

Robin Rowland, June 1, 2015

Note to Readers: Northwest Coast Energy News moving to limited coverageAs of today, June 1, 2015, Northwest Coast Energy News will limit coverage to only certain stories and issues in the Kitimat region.

Robin Rowland, May 1, 2015

LNG carrier anchored in Homer, Alaska, with engine trouble: USCGThe United States Coast  Guard says it is monitoring repairs aboard the liquid natural gas carrier Excel in Homer, Alaska, Friday, May 1.