Category Archives: Oil & Gas

Secwepemc Women’s Sacred Fire at the Mount Polley Mine Disaster Site

Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp, August 2014.

Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp, August 2014.

August 21, 2014:  Day 3 of the Secwepemc women’s Sacred Fire and camp at the entrance to the Mount Polley Mine Disaster site

“Today on the third day of our Sacred Fire and the 16th day after the disaster, we were blessed by the welcoming of the sun and by a deer visiting us at our camp. The traffic of heavy haul trucks never stopped and continued all night long. Residents of Likely continue to visit the camp with their deep concerns and prayers for the water, as well as their complaints about the Mount Polley mine operations current and past. Read the rest of this entry

Vancouver, BC: 4 Chevron stations shut down using bike locks. #EvictChevron

Gas pumps at a Chevron station in Vancouver are locked up, Aug 21, 2014.

Gas pumps at a Chevron station in Vancouver are locked up, Aug 21, 2014.

The morning of August 21st 2014 we took action to shut down 4 Chevron stations including 80 individual gas and diesel pumps in Vancouver. More will follow if Chevron continues to push through the Pacific Trails Pipeline without the consent of the Unist’ot’en people.

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Oil could be transported by Pacific Trails Pipeline if approved by FNLP members

Members of Unis'tot'en camp, November 2012.

Members of Unis’tot’en camp, November 2012.

West Coast Native News, August 19th, 2014

Moricetown Indian Band Chief and Council and members of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have secured commitments from officials of the Province of British Columbia, Chevron Canada Limited, Apache Canada Ltd., and the First Nations Group Limited Partnership (FNLP) that no oil will be transported in the proposed natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline (PTP) Project owned by Chevron and Apache unless unanimously supported by the FNLP members. Read the rest of this entry

Anishinaabeg disrupt TransCanada presentation in Kenora, Ontario

Anisihinabe disrupt TransCanada presentation in Kenora, Ontario.

Anisihinabe disrupt TransCanada presentation in Kenora, Ontario.

Anishinaabeg and fellow Energy East pipeline resisters made a presence inside and outside Lakeside Inn on Tuesday, Aug. 12 for TransCanada’s second Kenora, Ont., open house.

This time, the people weren’t interested in hearing TransCanada’s “information session” pitch.    The tradeshow set-up had booths, corporate fact-sheets, and enough staff for one-on-one interactions to keep concerned citizens unaware of each other’s objections to the proposed Energy East pipeline.

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After kicking out government officials at industry summit, Fort Nelson First Nation signs LNG worker camp deal

Fort Nelson FN chief Sharleen Gale speaking at LNG conference.

Fort Nelson FN chief Sharleen Gale speaking at LNG conference.

After both praise and backlash for expelling B.C. government from an industry summit in April, the Fort Nelson First Nation has signed on to an LNG camp deal with Black Diamond, which would include a 425-room lodge in the Horn River area.

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Leaked document reveals Chevron’s oily intentions for the Pacific Trials Pipeline

Construction of the Pacific Trails Pipeline.

Construction of the Pacific Trails Pipeline.

Unist’ot’en Camp uncovers proposed deal between Moricetown Band and PTP

by Brett Rhyno, Vancouver Media Coop, Aug 5, 2014

A document leaked to the Unist’ot’en, which this reporter has seen, provides direct evidence that Moricetown Band Council has been negotiating to become part of the First Nations Limited Partnership (FNLP). FNLP is the body created by Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP) to garner indigenous support by providing shares in the pipeline project and financial benefits. Read the rest of this entry

A Close Look at Two Jailed Mi’kmaq Warriors Who Protested Big Oil in New Brunswick

Germaine Breau looks one during the RCMP raid of Oct 17, 2013, shortly before his arrest.

Germaine Breau looks on during the RCMP raid of Oct 17, 2013, when he was arrested.

By Miles Howe, Vice, 

On Tuesday, July 29th, after over nine months in custody and an extended trial which took place over the course of several months, Mi’kmaq Warrior Society members Germaine ‘Junior’ Breau and Aaron Francis were finally sentenced for their involvement in an RCMP raid of an anti-shale gas encampment near Rexton, New Brunswick in October last year. Read the rest of this entry

Elsipogtog man says RCMP officers visited home with questions about Facebook comment

Brian Milliea of Elsipogtog.

Brian Milliea of Elsipogtog.

Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Aug. 1, 2014
A man from the Mi’kmaq community at the centre of intense anti-shale gas protests says he was visited Wednesday by two plain clothes RCMP officers who were asking questions about a Facebook post calling for a protest on New Brunswick Day.

Brian Milliea, a Mi’kmaq man from Elsipogtog First Nation, said the two officers showed up at his house at about 2 p.m. looking for him. Milliea was in his office at the Elsipogtog forestry department when he received a phone call from his wife saying two men wanted to speak with him. Milliea rushed home to find the two officers waiting for him.

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Apache Corp., under investor pressure, exiting Kitimat LNG project

Banner at solidarity rally with Unis'tot'en camp, Vancouver 2012.

Banner at solidarity rally with Unis’tot’en camp, Vancouver 2012.

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press,  July 31, 2014

CALGARY – A liquefied natural gas project planned for Kitimat, B.C., faces an uncertain future after one of its U.S. partners announced plans to get out of the LNG business.

Apache Corp. said in its second-quarter news release that it plans to ditch the Kitimat LNG project, which it was developing alongside Chevron Corp., as well as the Wheatstone LNG project in Australia.

The Houston-based company has been under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC to restructure.

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Shale gas protesters sentenced to 15 months for violent clash with RCMP

Aaron Francis (right) and Germain Junior Breau (left).

Aaron Francis (right) and Germain Junior Breau (left).

Germain Junior Breau and Aaron Francis convicted of several charges tied to protest near Rexton, N.B

CBC News July 29, 2014

Two anti-shale gas protesters have been sentenced to 15 months in jail in connection to a violent clash with police near Rexton, N.B., last fall.

Germain Junior Breau, 21, of Upper Rexton, N.B., and Aaron Francis, 20, of Eskasoni, N.S., were sentenced in Moncton provincial court on Tuesday on several charges.

Judge R. Leslie Jackson gave Breau 423 days of credit for the 282 days he has already spent in custody. That means he has about a month left to serve in his sentence. Read the rest of this entry

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