Category Archives: Oil & Gas
$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
Activist Daniel T’seleie says his arrest is part of an escalation of state force against pipeline opponents
By Mark Rendell, CBC News, September 21, 2016
A Northern activist arrested last week while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline plans to return home later this week, although he’ll have to head back south for his court date, he says.
Daniel T’seleie — who has roots in Fort Good Hope and Yellowknife — was arrested on Sept. 14, for allegedly attaching himself to an excavator at a Dakota Access work site. Read the rest of this entry
Court ruled Ottawa had not adequately consulted Indigenous peoples along project’s route
By Chris Hall, John Paul Tasker, CBC News, September 20, 2016
Northern Gateway will not appeal a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision that overturned Ottawa’s approval of the controversial pipeline project.
The court ruled in June that the federal government had not adequately consulted with Indigenous peoples who will be affected by the project, which is backed by the energy company Enbridge, and which would stretch from outside Edmonton to a marine terminal in Kitimat, B.C. Read the rest of this entry
Leonard Peltier: On Solidarity with Standing Rock, Executive Clemency and the International Indigenous Struggle
, Counter Punch, September 16, 2016
Greeting Sisters and Brothers:
I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there. Read the rest of this entry
Dozens of protesters walked peacefully down Portage Avenue Sunday
CBC News, September 18, 2016
A group of Winnipeggers marched down Portage Avenue Sunday, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.
The reservation is currently fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, a multibillion-dollar project that would see crude oil transported from a Bakken oilfield near the Canadian border to Illinois. Read the rest of this entry
by Wrong Kind of Green, September 16, 2016
What the white man seeks to destroy and what the non-profit industrial complex is financed to carry out: the destruction of the Indigenous Warrior culture. This is not news to native people, however, this reality is all but lost on today’s white “left”. [Further reading: Part II of an Investigative Report into Tar Sands Action & the Paralysis of a Movement, September 19, 2011]
The following comment is from a film director who just returned from the camp at Standing Rock. What she witnessed is the historical paternalism that is reminiscent of the ‘Indian schools’ where proper comportment was wholly identified as the ability to assimilate into Anglo structures. We thank this person for recognizing and sharing what she witnessed. That this took place on native land – shows egotism and white paternalism still very much exists, is being taught/modeled (via NGO “training”/*NVDA dogma), has no bounds – and no shame. (*non-violent direct action) Read the rest of this entry
by Indian Country Today, September 17, 2016
A U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. has ordered the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline to stop construction for 20 miles on both sides of the Missouri River at Lake Oahe while the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s appeal of its denied motion to do so is considered.