‘We’ve started to allow big business to dictate how our environment is going to be,’ resident says
By Paul Palmeter, CBC News, September 29, 2016
Indigenous people and other residents near Stewiacke, N.S., aren’t backing down in their opposition to a Calgary company’s plans for a natural gas storage site in the area.
About a dozen people including Sipekne’katik band members began a sit-in Monday in the area where AltaGas plans to store natural gas in three underground salt caverns near the Shubenacadie River. Read the rest of this entry
Project faces market pressures in addition to environmental conditions
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, September 29, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues signed off on one of the largest energy infrastructure projects in this country’s history this week, but now attention turns to whether shovels will ever actually hit the ground to build the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal. Read the rest of this entry
Up to 21 people were arrested during a peaceful prayer service.
TeleSurv TV, September 28, 2016
North Dakota police with military-style equipment surrounded Native Americans gathered in prayer against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday, disrupting their plan to cross sacred and treaty-protected land in protest of a project they fear will destroy their livelihood. Read the rest of this entry
By Sara Berlinger, KFYR TV, September 27, 2016
ST. ANTHONY, N.D. More arrests were made Tuesday at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest. This time because protesters were creating a road block on Highway 6 near St. Anthony.
The Morton County Sheriff’s Department says the obstruction was to help people drive to the protest near a Dakota Access construction site. Read the rest of this entry
Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2016
The federal government has approved an $11.4-billion, liquefied natural-gas mega-project that has been central to Premier Christy Clark’s plans to boost B.C.’s economy — and her hopes of re-election next spring.
Approval was announced late Tuesday after Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc travelled to Richmond after a cabinet meeting earlier in the day. Read the rest of this entry
by West Coast Women Warriors Media Cooperative, September 26, 2016
The latest in a series of escalating actions to stop the continued construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline saw hundreds of Indigenous Land Defenders, Water Protectors and Warriors leave camp on Sunday in a 70 car caravan to conduct ceremony on the still active construction sites. Read the rest of this entry
$7B TransCanada pipeline would move natural gas to B.C. coast for export to Asia
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, September 24, 2016
“The Great Bear rainforest is no place for a crude oil pipeline and I haven’t changed my opinion on that.”
That was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s specific response to a question this week about the proposed Enbridge-backed Northern Gateway pipeline through B.C.’s north.
In opposition, his comments about pipelines moving through this part of the province were less precise. Trudeau did not include the words “crude oil” in earlier declarations, as he did twice on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry
‘It’s a one-sided report to me,’ former chief Herbert Arcand says
By Andrea Huncar, CBC News, September 23, 2016
A “forensic investigation” has identified $2.1 million in “unexplained payments” to a former chief of the Alexander First Nation and seven administrative staff, according to a leaked internal document.
The document says about half of the unexplained amounts, totalling more than $1 million, were paid to former chief Herbert Arcand and current tribal chief administrator Alphonse Arcand. Read the rest of this entry