Category Archives: Oil & Gas
NEB hearings underway to hear Aboriginal oral evidence into Kinder Morgan’s proposed oil pipeline, that would cross dozens of rivers sacred to First Nations.
Trina Roache, APTN National News, Oct 16, 2014
The RCMP’s watchdog is looking into hundreds of complaints stemming from protests against fracking in New Brunswick late last year. The Mi’kmaq led the fight was against provincial government sanctioned shale gas exploration by SWN Resources Canada.
Calls to the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP started to roll in as far back as July, 2013. And when the RCMP raided a Mi’kmaq Warrior camp on the morning of Oct. 17, it triggered violent clashes with police. By the end of the day, RCMP snipers in camouflage with rifles were hiding in the tall grass, 40 people were arrested and six police cars were set on fire. Read the rest of this entry
Dozens of anti-shale gas protesters were arrested during months of protests in Kent County
CBC News, Posted: Oct 14, 2014
The independent Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP is investigating complaints about police conduct during the shale gas protests in Kent County.
Commission staff members are in New Brunswick as a part of the watchdog agency’s investigation, which was prompted following the violent clashes between the RCMP and anti-shale gas protesters in eastern New Brunswick last year. Read the rest of this entry
City of Burnaby wins key ruling with National Energy Board against Kinder Morgan and its proposed $5.4 billion oil sands pipeline.
Published on Jul 9, 2014 by Clifton Nicholas
The tar sands are the most polluting resource extraction operation in the world today. This film discusses some of the issues surrounding the tar sands and the impending development of pipelines in eastern Canada and pipelines in western Canada to open markets for this dirty energy. This documentary concentrates on the Indigenous struggles against the tar sands and the impending expansion of this operation if the western and eastern pipeline projects succeed. This film was made possible with generous donations film footage of independent filmmakers from submedia.tv and Greenpeace Canada as well as support from Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign and Idle No More Winnipeg.
By Natalie Clancy, CBC News, Sept 18, 2014
A 71-year-old B.C. grandmother was shocked to learn her recent research for an upcoming National Energy Board hearing triggered a national security investigation.
Lesslie Askin says that on Aug. 3, she photographed Kinder Morgan’s aging storage tanks at the base of Burnaby Mountain.
Ten days later, she learned she was a terror suspect. Read the rest of this entry
New documents show government watching protests on Enbridge pipeline reversal
By Adam Carter, CBC News, Sept 18, 2014
The federal government has been monitoring public protests and demonstrations in Hamilton since 2007, including several Enbridge related events, according to new documents released this week.
The Government Operations Centre, which prepares Ottawa’s response to emergencies, collected reports from seven protests in the Hamilton area in recent years that caught the federal government’s attention. Read the rest of this entry
In their own words from “Camp Madii Lii”