Pipeline could benefit Irving refinery in Saint John
Massive trucks haul oil-laden sand in Alberta Tar Sands.
CBC News/The Canadian Press, Feb 2, 2013
The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said he gave a tentative nod to one proposal in a meeting with industry giant Irving Oil. Continue reading
by Anonymous, Vancouver Media Coop, November 27, 2012
Tar Sands factories in northern Alberta.
Perhaps more than at any other time in its history, the Canadian state has invested its future in a single massive industrial project. The Tar Sands (1) is increasingly the driver of Canada’s economy, a symbol of its national identity, and central to how it seeks to position itself globally in the future. As pipeline projects advance across the continent, there is a pressing need for us to understand how, in opposing the transportation of Tar Sands oil, we have an unparalleled opportunity to disrupt the capitalist political system in this country. This is especially important in Ontario, where presently the movement against the pipelines is weakest. Continue reading
There Will Be Many Pipeline Blockades!
Banners at the Wet’suwet’en’s Unis’tot’en camp in the central interior region of ‘BC’, November 2012.
by Unis’tot’en Camp Collective
To our Friends and Allies on the Salish Coast, we miss you and will send along an update soon regarding progress at camp and what is with CASGW (Community Allies Supporting Grassroots Wet’suwet’en).
For November 19th, the Tar Sands Blockade standing in the way of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Texas put the call out for a day of Solidarity Actions. This is what the Unis’tot’en Resistance Camp put out. Two resistance fronts in support and solidarity along the Community Corridors of Turtle Island.
Love and Solidarity, Unis’tot’en Camp… Continue reading
Vancouver activists demonstrate in solidarity with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Constitutional Challenge of Shell’s Tar Sands Mining
Shell station blocked by protesters at 12th & Clark in East Vancouver, Oct. 23, 2012.
by Rising Tide-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories- Vancouver Activists took the Tar Sands fight to the gas pumps to bring attention to the Athabasca-Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) constitutional challenge against Shell’s planned expansion of tar sands operations. Activists from grassroots environmental justice network, Rising Tide, took over three gas stations (12th & Clark, Hastings & Victoria, Main & 2nd) unfurling banners saying ‘Stop Shell’s Tar Sands Expansion’ as well as handing out leaflets to the public highlighting the ACFN challenge against Shell. Continue reading
SHAWN McCARTHY and CARRIE TAIT, The Globe and Mail, Monday, Oct. 01 2012
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has launched a constitutional challenge to Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s application for approval of the proposed Jackpine oil sands mine expansion, saying neither the company nor the government has adequately consulted or accommodated its treaty rights. Continue reading
by Will Potter, Green is the New Red blog, September 20, 2012
Environmentalists have drawn international attention to Canada’s tar sands, vast deposits of a particularly gooey, toxic form of petroleum called bitumen that Canada hopes to ship thousands of miles. Civil disobedience campaigns against the Keystone XL pipeline were so effective that President Obama placed construction of its northern leg on hold (and activists in Texas and Oklahoma have been relentlessly blockading construction for the southern leg). Continue reading
CBC News, Aug 31, 2012
Kuwait’s state-owned petroleum company has signed a deal with Athabasca Oil Corp. to create a $4-billion joint venture in Alberta’s oil patch. On Friday, the Globe and Mail reported that the Kuwait Petroleum Corp. had signed a memorandum of understanding for an investment with the Calgary-based firm. Continue reading
Tour aimed at scuttling Enbridge pipeline project
Part of the Tar Sands in northern Alberta, one of the world’s largest industrial projects.
By Gemma Karstenssmith, Edmonton Journal, July 23, 2012
A visit to northern Alberta last week left councillors from three B.C. First Nations feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted.
“My eyes are burning and my head’s spinning and I’m nauseated,” said Timothy Innes, councillor of the Gitxaala Nation on Porcher Island south of Prince Rupert, after three days of touring the oilsands north of Fort McMurray. The tour was organized by Nikki Skuce of ForestEthics, whose job as senior energy campaigner is to stop the Enbridge pipeline project. Continue reading