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Corporate profile: U.S.-based CH2M Hill a potential water P3 bidder
A new profile of American engineering and construction corporation CH2M Hill highlights a potential bidder in Canadian water and wastewater privatization deals.
The profile is one of several published jointly by CUPE and the Polaris Institute. The Public risks, private profits series shines a spotlight on water and wastewater services corporations who may bid on Canadian P3s.
The profiles provide overviews of corporate structures and governance, lobby activity, past and present P3 contracts, and background on legal troubles or controversies.Read more
By Richard Girard, Executive Director and Erin Callary, Researcher of the Polaris Institute (Reviewed by Satoko Kishimoto, Coordinator of the Water Justice Project of the Transnational Institute (TNI).)
In 1997, the merger of French corporations Compagnie Financière de Suez and Lyonnaise des Eaux created the energy, waste and water infrastructure company Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux. In 2008, after years of mergers, acquisitions and corporate realignment, the company – which by then was known simply as ‘Suez’ – was split into two separate entities: GDF SUEZ and Suez Environnement. This split was the result of Suez’s decision to merge with Gaz de France to create the energy multinational GDF Suez.Read more
Today the Polaris Institute has release an in-depth report titled “ Unplugging the Dirty Energy Economy: A Corporate Profile of the Canadian Pipeline Company TransCanada.”
TransCanada is the company behind the Energy East and Keystone XL oil pipeline projects as well as many other natural gas pipeline projects.
It is our hope to share this resource with as many relevant activists and communities along the route of TransCanada pipelines as possible. It is meant both as a warning for communities as well as a tool to better understand and unravel TransCanada’s activities and tactics.Read more
Aujourd'hui, l'Institut Polaris publie un rapport détaillé intitulé "Rompre avec l'économie des énergies sales: Un profil corporatif de la compagnie canadienne de pipelines TransCanada".
TransCanada est la compagnie qui fait la promotion des projets d'oléoducs comme Énergie Est et Keystone XL ainsi que plusieurs autres projets de gazoducs.
Nous espérons partager cette ressource avec le plus de militants et communautés le long des routes des pipelines de TransCanada que possible. Le profil se veut un avertissement pour les communauté le long des trajets de ces pipelines ainsi qu'un outil pour mieux comprendre et démanteler les tactiques et activités de TransCanada.Read more
For Immediate Release
June 2, Algonquin Territory (Ottawa)– TransCanada’s underbelly is exposed in a new report by the Polaris Institute that paints a troubling picture of the company’s track record. The report entitled Unplugging the Dirty Energy Economy: A Corporate Profile of Canadian Pipeline Company TransCanada, dissects the company piece by piece in order to critically examine its economic, political, social and environmental track record and provides valuable information that communities in contact with TransCanada should be aware of.Read more