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February 12 2018
Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors
Efforts to protect treaty rights and water result met with aggression and threats of legal action
Sipekne’katik/Fort Ellis — Alton Gas has posted signs outside the Treaty Camp at the Shubenacadie River naming water protectors on site as trespassers and criminals.
Grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors have been holding down a protection camp at the Shubenacadie River for nine months to prevent Alton Gas from dumping thousands of tons of salt brine into the sacred river every day. They are outraged by Alton Gas’ bully tactics and intent to resume work on the project without allowing Sipekne’katik to complete its community consultation process. Read the rest of this entry
by Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail,
First Nations communities and their supporters are planning to ratchet up on-the-ground resistance to Kinder Morgan Inc.’s planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline with a call for a mass demonstration on Burnaby Mountain in March. Read the rest of this entry
‘They could build their pipeline but … they won’t be able to turn the tap on,’ says environmental group
CBC News, Jan 30, 2018
The British Columbia government is creating more uncertainty around Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with a proposal to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies. Read the rest of this entry
Eagle Spirit Energy has launched GoFundMe account to raise funds for legal effort
Half the gallery stood up when Red Fawn Fallis entered a federal courtroom in Bismarck Monday morning.
Handcuffed and wearing orange and white stripes, she sat with her three attorneys before District of North Dakota Chief Judge Daniel Hovland appeared to discuss details of the plea agreement she signed Sunday. Read the rest of this entry
by C.S. Hagen, High Plains Reader, January 16th, 2018
FARGO – Red Fawn Fallis, the woman charged with firing a handgun during the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, changed her plea Tuesday to guilty after federal prosecutors agreed to drop one of her charges. Read the rest of this entry
Originally published in the Seattle Weekly, September 2017. By Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw.
‘The AER has already put blinders on what really matters to us,’ Fort McKay chief says
By David Thurton , CBC News, Jan 9, 2018
The Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against any approval of an oilsands project near the First Nation’s ancestral homeland.
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) began public hearings in Fort McMurray Tuesday on Prosper Petroleum’s Rigel oilsands project. Read the rest of this entry
by Penny Daflos, CTV News, Jan 11, 2018
A large group of Burnaby RCMP closed off two roads, served anti-pipeline protestors with a warrant and used a battering ram to arrest two women Wednesday evening.
Several activists recorded the encounter, posting portions to social media and sharing further documentation with CTV News. The videos depict a chaotic scene with Mounties trying to arrest two people inside a mobile camping trailer as protesters yell at them. One officer ultimately smashes the camper door with a portable battering ram. Read the rest of this entry