Category Archives: Oil & Gas

BC Premier Christy Clark visits remote First Nation divided over Pacific NorthWest LNG project

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BC Premier Christy Clark speaking at an LNG conference.

by Brent Jang, The Globe and Mail,  Jan. 18, 2017

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has travelled to Lax Kw’alaams for the first time, visiting the remote aboriginal community that is deeply divided over a controversial liquefied natural gas project.

Pacific NorthWest LNG is expected to make its final investment decision this summer about whether to build an $11.4-billion export terminal on Lelu Island in the Port of Prince Rupert – after this May’s B.C. election. Read the rest of this entry

Protesters tear gassed, 3 arrested in latest Dakota Access Pipeline protest

RCMP investigate damage to pipeline in northwest Alberta

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Pipeline being placed into trench.

Damage is estimated at $500,000 to $700,000, police say

CBC News January 16, 2017

Police say they are investigating significant damage to an oilfield pipeline under construction in the Hythe area in northwest Alberta.

Beaverlodge RCMP received a report on Sunday about mischief at a pipeline site north of Hythe, Alta. Read the rest of this entry

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion granted environmental certificate by B.C. government

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A ship receives its load of oil from the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion project’s Westridge loading dock in Burnaby, British Columbia, Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Province has tacked on 37 conditions for environmental approval on top of 157 NEB conditions

By Richard Zussman, CBC News, January 11, 2017

The B.C. government has given the green light to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman have issued the environmental assessment approval for the interprovincial twinning of the pipeline between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, B.C. Read the rest of this entry

Gitxsan launch legal challenge over LNG project on Lelu

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Richard Wright holds up a federal judicial review application at a press conference in Vancouver, sitting among hereditary leaders.— image credit: Contributed: Mychaylo Prystupa

by  Shannon Lough, The Northern View, January 10, 2017

The federal government is facing another lawsuit filed by a northern First Nation dissatisfied with the consultation process during the environmental assessment of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

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Red Fawn pleads not guilty to federal charges related to DAPL protest

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Red Fawn Fallis.

KFYR TV, January 9, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. A Colorado woman has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in connection to an incident at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

Thirty-seven-year-old Red Fawn Fallis is charged with civil disorder, discharge of a firearm in connection to a felony crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Authorities say Fallis pulled out a gun and shot in the direction of officers as they were arresting her at a protest in October.

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Gitxsan First Nation launches court challenge against LNG approval

Lelu Island proposal graphicPacific NorthWest LNG project to be built near Prince Rupert

The Canadian Press January 10, 2017

Members of a B.C. First Nation are launching another legal challenge of a massive liquefied natural gas project proposed for the province’s north coast.

Several hereditary chiefs with the Gitxsan First Nation are in Vancouver today to announce their opposition to the Pacific Northwest LNG project, a project backed by Malaysia’s state oil company Petronas.

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Native Americans fight Texas pipeline using ‘same model as Standing Rock’

two-rivers-camp-1The Two Rivers camp, protesting the Trans-Pecos pipeline, is the latest sign that the Standing Rock movement is inspiring indigenous-led activism across the US

by Sam Levin, The Guardian, January 9, 2017

Indigenous activists have set up camps in the Texas desert to fight a pipeline project there, the latest sign that the Standing Rock “water protector” movement is inspiring Native American-led environmental protests across the US. Read the rest of this entry

Statement of Non-Cooperation in the Face of #NoDAPL Grand Jury

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Rally outside courthouse in Bismark, North Dakota.

From from Water Protector Legal Collective and Water Protector Anti-Repression Crew via Its Going Down

An inspiring show of solidarity today outside the court in Bismarck, where Steve Martinez made clear his intention to refuse to cooperate with a federal grand jury that is investigating Water Protectors. Steve made a statement to supporters outside before heading in: Read the rest of this entry

Wisconsin tribe wants Enbridge pipeline removed from its reservation

enbridge-calgary-officeAssociated Press, January 6, 2017

A Chippewa tribe in Wisconsin is calling for 20 kilometres of pipeline to be removed from its reservation after 64 years of operation, saying they want to protect their land and water from oil spills.

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s tribal council approved a resolution Wednesday refusing to renew easements for 11 parcels of land along a section of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which carries oil and natural gas liquids 1,040 kilometres from Canada to eastern Michigan.

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