Category Archives: Oil & Gas

5 arrested as Burnaby pipeline protest camp dismantled

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An excavator on site dismantles a structure at Camp Cloud in Burnaby, B.C. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

Deadline for camp structures and shelters to be removed was Sunday

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Cost to twin Trans Mountain pipeline now $1.9B higher, Kinder Morgan says

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Steel pipe to be used in the pipeline construction of the Trans Mountain expansion project at a stockpile site in Kamloops, B.C. (Dennis Owen/Reuters)

Pipeline to West Coast now projected to be done by December 2021

Tiny House Warriors establish new village to resist pipeline, assert Secwepemc sovereignty

No Consent Secwepemcby Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 19, 2018

The Tiny House Warriors have established a new village in BC’s interior at the site of a planned worker’s camp and are calling land defenders to the area in an effort to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and assert Secwepemc sovereignty in Secwepemcul’ecw, their unceded territory. Read the rest of this entry

‘It’s going to be a hot Indian Summer’: Secwepemc Women Warriors call land defenders to B.C.

Tiny-Houses-Warriors-Flag-1000-x-562by Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 15, 2018

Members of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society are calling land defenders and warriors to British Columbia, where prominent Secwepemc Ktunaxa land defender Kanahus Manuel was arrested Saturday morning while asserting Secwepemc title and rights and resisting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP arrest Indigenous pipeline protester at provincial park near Kamloops, B.C.

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A still from a video on a Facebook page belonging to Kanahus Manuel shows her being handcuffed and taken away by RCMP officers. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

Facebook video shot at scene shows RCMP officers detaining a woman protesting Trans Mountain pipeline

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Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Bismarck, ND – Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit of 18 months ‘time served’ taken off of her sentence, from time spent in North Dakota jails before trial proceedings began. Fallis is expected to serve a total of 39 months in prison followed by 3 years probation. Read the rest of this entry

Secwepmec First Nation ‘Tiny House Warriors’ occupy North Thompson provincial park

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What was originally a three day event has turned into an indefinite occupation of the North Thompson provincial park by the Secwepmec Nation in protest of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

‘It’s no longer a park. It’s where we live. It’s Secwepmec land’

No Bayou Bridge Pipeline

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UPDATE – SUPPORT NEEDED

Mark Tilsen, an Oglala Lakota Water Protector, is locked-down at a key Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction site. Work at the site has been shut down.

After Mark locked-down, police moved across the street and did a mass arrest. They arrested six people including media folks, direct support and Cherri Foytlin.

Please CALL the Iberville Parish Sheriff Dept and demand their release: 225-687-5100

Then please DONATE so that we can get everyone out of jail: https://www.youcaring.com/leauestlavienobayoubridgepipeline…

We also ask that you send your prayers and love to all those on the frontlines today.

More updates coming soon. For background story see below.

#NoBayouBridge #StopETP

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Police remove pipeline protesters dangling from Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

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Anti-Trans Mountain pipeline activists hang from the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver, B.C. on July 3, 2018. The group blocked an oil tanker from leaving the Burrard Inlet, in protest of the pipeline expansion project. (Submitted by Greenpeace)

, Global News, July 4, 2018

RCMP have removed anti-pipeline protesters who were dangling from the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge for more than 35 hours.

Seven climbers rappelled from the bridge Tuesday morning, while five additional climbers were on the bridge’s catwalk. Read the rest of this entry

Alberta First Nations leading charge on buy-in on Trans Mountain pipeline

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A aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

by Gordon Hoekstra & Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun, July 4, 2018

First Nations from B.C. and Alberta are expected to meet later this month in Vancouver to discuss the possibility of purchasing a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline, Postmedia News has learned.

The meeting on July 25 at The Vancouver Convention Centre is to be hosted by the Fort McKay and Mikisew Cree First Nations, according to Fort McKay First Nation chief Jim Boucher. Read the rest of this entry