Category Archives: Oil & Gas
by It’s Going Down, December 9, 2016
On or around December 3rd, 2016 a water protector at Oceti Sakowin received a summons to appear before a federal grand jury that has been convened in relation to the resistance of water protectors. What we know about grand juries is that they have a long history of being used to target those in resistance to the state and engaged in political or revolutionary movements. Read the rest of this entry
by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, December 10, 2016
The consortium proposing a $40 billion liquefied natural gas development at Kitimat is calling for bids to find a new lead construction contractor looking to shore up costs while the project is under an indefinite delay. Read the rest of this entry
Drone footage posted by William Jerome on Dec 9, 2016.
The footage shows workers and activity at the site. See the video below: Read the rest of this entry
CTV News, December 9, 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal court battle over whether the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline can finish the $3.8 billion project will linger at least into the first couple months of the new year.
Alex Cameron, a lawyer who argued on behalf of the provincial government that the Sipekne’katik Band was a conquered people, has been removed from the Alton Gas case that is before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
The lawyer who disparaged Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq population in a divisive legal brief presented to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has been removed from the Alton Gas case.
December 8, 2016
We are a coalition of grassroots Native groups living and working in the Dakota Access resistance camps along the Cannon Ball River in Oceti Sakowin treaty lands: Honor the Earth, Indigenous Environmental Network, Sacred Stone Camp, and the International Indigenous Youth Council. The following is our coalition statement on the next steps for the #NoDAPL fight and the water protectors at Standing Rock:
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‘We are not in the clear,’ says one member of Standing Rock Sioux tribe
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press, December 8, 2016
For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: the tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it’s time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota winter. Read the rest of this entry
‘If it weren’t for the oil, my people would be in poverty right now’: Fort McKay chief Jim Boucher
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, December 7, 2016
Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline has been vehemently opposed by many First Nations groups, but voices on the other side of the divide emerged Wednesday to launch a strong defence of the oilpatch. Read the rest of this entry
Company not waiting for friendlier Trump administration
By Christopher Matthews, Market Watch, Dec 6, 2016
Energy Transfer Partners LP, the company behind the embattled Dakota Access pipeline, is continuing to pursue a court challenge to force the Obama administration to approve completion of the project instead of counting on a better reception from Donald Trump.
While the pipeline may have been halted in North Dakota, construction workers just finished drilling under the Des Moines River, which supplies the water for half a million people in Iowa.
by Adele Peters, December 6, 2016
Last Friday, while the media focused on the thousands of protestors at Standing Rock, a construction crew working on the same under-protest project finished drilling through rock under the Des Moines River in Iowa—another major source of drinking water.