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No slowdown in North Dakota oil pipeline construction, Energy Transfer says


Pipelines ready to be placed into trenches, North Dakota.

Company says pipeline construction complete on each side of Lake Oahe

CBC News, November 8, 2016

Energy Transfer Partners LP on Tuesday said it was not slowing down construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota that is contested by environmentalists and Native Americans groups.

The owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday said it was moving equipment to prepare for tunneling under Lake Oahe, the water source that has been a focus of protests, even as federal regulators have not given a go-ahead signal that the line will be able to proceed. Read the rest of this entry

Haida group animates pipeline opposition using stop motion and music

Kinnie Starr lends voice to Haida Gwaii campaign against Enbridge Northern Gateway

By Kim Wheeler, CBC News, Dec 03, 2014

A new music video featuring the music of Kinnie Starr has stop-motion wood carved characters confronting Prime Minister Stephen Harper, depicted on a super tanker travelling around Haida Gwaii.

Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters was released this week, in response to the December 2013 recommended approval of the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway. Read the rest of this entry

Keystone pipeline foes energized as tumbling crude prices pinch oil sands

Members of American Indian Movement (AIM) in Colorado protest Keystone XL pipeline and tar sands.

Members of American Indian Movement (AIM) in Colorado protest Keystone XL pipeline and tar sands.

Jim Snyder, Financial Post/Bloomberg News, October 27, 2014

Falling oil prices have energized opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

U.S. benchmark crude has tumbled 10% this month, closing at $81.01 a barrel in New York trading last week, and further declines are forecast. At $75, a government analysis said producers may be discouraged from developing Canada’s oil sands without pipelines like Keystone.

“It changes the narrative quite a bit,” Anthony Swift, an international lawyer at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, said of the tumble in crude prices. Read the rest of this entry

Poll finds rising opposition in B.C. to Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline proposal

Opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has risen since the beginning of the year, a poll suggests.  Opposition has grown by six points since January (from 42 per cent to 49 per cent opposed) with women and young people (18 to 34) most opposed, according to a the Insights West poll released Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry

Anti-pipeline graffiti upsets Vancouver business owners

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Grassroots Gathering to Resist Proposed Pipelines

Report Back from Unist’hot’en Gathering, Wet’suwet’en Territory

By Gord Hill, August 22, 2011

From August 12-15, 2011, members of the Unist’hot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation hosted their second gathering to oppose industrial threats in their traditional territory. Specifically, they are opposed to two major pipelines that will cut through their territory, the Pacific Trails Pipeline and Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline system. Read the rest of this entry