Category Archives: Oil & Gas

Trudeau’s pipeline remark puts focus on Pacific Northwest LNG project

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A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

$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

First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents interrupt oil industry meeting to make case

dakota-access-industry-interuptedby Amy Dalrymple, Bismark Tribune, September 21, 2016

MINOT – A handful of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents took over the stage Wednesday as North Dakota’s top oil regulator spoke to an oil industry group’s annual meeting.

The elders of the Oglala Lakota Nation referred to the pipeline as the “black snake” as they took the podium and microphone while Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms was speaking to the North Dakota Petroleum Council.

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‘We’re protectors, we’re not protesters:’ Northerner talks about Dakota arrest

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Daniel T’seleie — who has roots in Fort Good Hope and Yellowknife — and two other men were arrested on Sept. 14 and charged with reckless endangerment for attaching themselves to construction equipment with a steel device. (Facebook)

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

#FreeOlowan: Dakota Access Jail Solidarity in Mandan, ND

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My North Dakota Now, September 20, 2016
Bismarck, ND-Several Mandan streets were closed down today as a large group of people rallied in front of the Morton County Courthouse.
There were well over a hundred people voicing their support for a woman who was arrested in connection with a Dakota Access Pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

Northern Gateway will not appeal Federal Appeal Court decision blocking pipeline

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The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project because Ottawa failed to consult adequately with First Nations. (Alex Panetta/Canadian Press)

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

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

Winnipeggers march to show solidarity with Standing Rock

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Participants in Winnipeg solidarity rally, Sept 18, 2016.

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

Non-violence Training Teaches White Paternalism at Camp Standing Rock

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Armed warriors at Kanesatake during the 1990 “Oka Crisis.” / Gazette John Mahoney (CTY)

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

Breaking: Dakota Access Lake Oahe Work Stopped Pending Standing Rock Sioux Appeal

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Hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest of the Dakota Access pipeline. This photo shows the encampment near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Sept. 4. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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