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Coming Soon: Black Snake Killaz

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Coming soon (see trailer below)!
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First Nations, eco-tour owners shocked at Kinder Morgan razor wire fence

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The floating construction fence around the Westridge terminal, as seen from Burrard Inlet. photo supplied Bob Putnam

Floating fence installed around oil terminal construction zone

by Jane Seyd, North Shore News, November 9, 2017

Owners of North Shore eco-tourism businesses and members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation say they’re upset and disheartened after a large floating construction fence with razor wire on top was installed 350 metres into Burrard Inlet in preparation for work on an expanded Kinder Morgan oil terminal. Read the rest of this entry

Activists Paint Anti-Pipeline Mural Outside Wells Fargo

mural wells fargo sfThe guerrilla mural project was done in protest of the corporation’s relationship with fossil fuel companies.

Nuala Sawyer, SF Weekly, Nov 6, 2017

The Wells Fargo and Co. headquarters at 420 Montgomery St. had a colorful awakening Monday afternoon, as hundreds of activists armed with paint created a large mural on the pavement outside. The group successfully shut the street down around noon, and in the span of about two hours, painted a 35-foot blue and black “thunderbird woman” on the asphalt, with “Water is Life!” emblazoned across the top.  Read the rest of this entry

Squamish Nation challenging B.C.’s approval of Kinder Morgan project in court

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Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal gate – photo by Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer.

Provincial judicial review expected to last all week, Squamish Nation arguing consultation was inadequate

CBC News, November 6, 2017

The Squamish Nation says it was not given adequate information about the safety risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. It’s taking that argument to the B.C. Supreme Court this week in hopes of stopping the expansion. Read the rest of this entry

WARRIORS REMOVE KINDER MORGAN ANTI SALMON SPAWNING NETS

(Swift Creek, Unceded, Unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory)
Wild Salmon Warriors returned home yesterday after conducting a two week observation and removal of Kinder Morgan’s anti-salmon spawning mats that illegally disrupted four water ways in Secwepemc Territory. Read the rest of this entry

Lengthy court battle ahead for Kinder Morgan, legal expert predicts

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Several hundred people gathered on Burnaby Mountain the day an injunction against an anti-pipeline protest camp was due, Nov 17, 2014.

Federally approved Trans Mountain pipeline faces local opposition and murky jurisdictional issues

CBC News, Oct 30, 2017

Kinder Morgan’s appeal to the National Energy Board after failing to get the permits it needs from the City of Burnaby, B.C., is just the first of what will likely be many legal challenges facing its Trans Mountain pipeline project in the coming months, according to one legal expert. Read the rest of this entry

Oil-export hopes fade as Trans Mountain pipeline delays mount

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Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal gate – photo by Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer.

by Jeff Lewis, Globe and Mail, October 27, 2017

Oil industry hopes for a major new export route to global markets are slipping into the next decade, forcing companies to seek alternatives as production swells in Northern Alberta.

This week, Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. sought special clearance from the National Energy Board to start work on its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Burnaby, B.C., accusing the city of failing to issue needed permits in a timely fashion. Read the rest of this entry

Enbridge backtracks on decision to seize assets from environmental group

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No Enbridge, art by Andy Everson, Kwakwaka’wakw.

Staff at the Vancouver office of an environmental group got an unexpected visit on Tuesday from sheriffs who were holding court documents authorizing them to seize the organization’s assets on behalf of Enbridge.

Karen Mahon with Stand.earth, formerly known as Forest Ethics, said the documents authorized the sheriffs to take and sell all of their assets to recover money owed to the pipeline giant. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous rights ‘serious obstacle’ to Kinder Morgan pipeline, report says

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Secwepemc activist Kanahus Manuel in front of a tiny house being built in the path of Kinder Morgan pipeline’s planned route through her Nation’s territory in British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Ian Willms/Greenpeace

Pipeline company downplaying major legal and financial risks of crossing unceded First Nations territory in British Columbia

by Martin Lukacs, The Guardian, October 16, 2017

The controversial expansion of a pipeline that would carry tar sands crude from Alberta to British Columbia’s coast will be doomed by the rising power of Indigenous land rights.

That’s the message that Kanahus Manuel, an Indigenous activist from the Secwepemc Nation in central BC, plans to deliver to banks financing the project as she travels through Europe this week. Read the rest of this entry

Social movements played a huge part in derailing Energy East

Energy East pipeline protestYes, the cancellation was a business decision. But thousands of activists were instrumental in its delay

By Bronwen Tucker, CBC News, October 12, 2017

In the wake of TransCanada’s announcement that it will no longer be pursuing Energy East, a familiar chorus of politicians have emerged to blame various actors for the pipeline’s demise.

Conservative MPs and premiers pointed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Leadership hopefuls for Alberta’s United Conservative Party framed it as a direct failure of Premier Rachel Notley. And federal Liberals explained it vaguely as a “business decision” based on “market conditions.” Read the rest of this entry