Category Archives: Oil & Gas

Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors

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Photo credit: April Maloney

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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

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Video: Two spirited indigenous youth locked down to Kinder Morgan drill

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First Nations launching call for mass demonstration to protest Trans Mountain

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Drummers from the Kwantlen First Nation at a Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain, 2013. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

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

B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restriction

Kinder Morgan water is life banner‘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

Indigenous-led energy company plans GoFundMe to legally challenge federal oil tanker moratorium

Eagle Spirit Energy logoEagle Spirit Energy has launched GoFundMe account to raise funds for legal effort

Red Fawn Fallis to be sentenced in spring

DAPL red fawn bwby Jack Dura,

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

Stonewalled by federal court, Red Fawn Fallis changes plea

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Red Fawn Fallis

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

Kinder Morgan Comic

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Originally published in the Seattle Weekly, September 2017. By Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw.

Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against oilsands project if approved

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A Fort McKay elder and some youth at the Moose Lake reserve. (Fort McKay First Nation)

‘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

RCMP break into camper to arrest pipeline protesters

Kinder Morgan RCMP break in

RCMP used a battering ram to break into the trailer parked at Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.

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