Category Archives: Oil & Gas

TransCanada keeps LNG pipeline to northwest B.C. alive

lng tankerby Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, January 5, 2018

TransCanada continues to keep alive its $6-billion Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project to transport natural gas from northeast B.C. by pipeline to the coast despite uncertain market and economic conditions. Read the rest of this entry

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Standing Rock Water Protector Found Guilty of Felony

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Rodrick Joe in court today in Morton County, with his attorney Amanda Harris (seated)

Water Protector Legal Collective, January 5, 2018

MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA – The first of the trials from the November 15, 2106 action in commemoration of missing and murdered indigenous women concluded today. Water Protector Rodrick Joe was convicted of Tampering with a Public Service, a Class C felony. Read the rest of this entry

Protesters build permanent structure, plan to overwinter at Alton Gas site

alton-gas-protest-strawbale houseSpokesperson for natural gas storage project says house built on company land without permission

By Nina Corfu, CBC News, Dec 19, 2017

With second-floor sleeping bunks, shelves stocked with food and a crackling fire in the woodstove, Dale Andrew Poulette’s newly constructed straw bale home is the perfect place to spend the winter. Read the rest of this entry

More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protests

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Costs for policing the #NoDAPL protests reached $35 million.

CBS News, Dec 16, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state invoices show. Read the rest of this entry

Two killed in Kinder Morgan pipeline explosion

Steelhead LNG cancels plans for floating terminal

malahat-first-nation200 jobs, 30 years of revenue were estimated from proposed export facility outside Victoria

CBC News, Dec 4, 2017

Steelhead LNG  is no longer exploring a proposal for a liquefied natural gas terminal on south Vancouver Island.

The company announced plans in August 2015 to build a floating facility moored to shore with capacity to process up to six million tonnes of LNG per year. Read the rest of this entry

Stop Alton Gas

Alton gas groupMi’kmaq and non-Indigenous allies are actively opposing the completion of the Alton Gas project near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and we’re calling for your assistance.

Alton Gas proposes to create two salt caverns in the near future in order to store natural gas underground, with the expressed intention to build  up to 15 more . The creation of these caverns would result in huge quantities of highly concentrated salt brine, which the company plans to dump down the Shubenacadie River. Read the rest of this entry

Anti-fracking activists and anarchists are blocking rail tracks in Olympia, Wash. They don’t plan on leaving.

Olympia blockade campby Nov 29, 2017

There was little sleep the first night. Everyone was too wired with nerves and excitement. They expected the police to barrel in at any moment.

The encampment went up on Nov. 17, a guerrilla whirlwind of tents, tarps, wooden pallets and two-by-four studs. In just a few hours, the intersection at Jefferson Street SE and Seventh Avenue in downtown Olympia, Wash., was transformed from a drab piece of asphalt into a hulking structure, somewhere between a refugee camp and a carnival tent. Read the rest of this entry

DECOLONIZE TURTLE ISLAND: Olympia Blockade

Olympia solidarityFor the last 10 days, an encampment has been blocking the train tracks
that lead out of the Port of Olympia, preventing fracking proppants from
being sent to North Dakota and Wyoming. In addition to standing in the
way of capitalism and environmental destruction, the blockade has
created an opening in which we can interact in new, liberated ways. We
have made many new friends, deepened existing relationships, and
experienced the joy in sharing our lives without regard for profit. Read the rest of this entry

#FreeRedFawn

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Add your name to the petition calling for the charges against Red Fawn to be dropped: Read the rest of this entry