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Unist’ot’en 6th Annual Action Camp Report and Pacific Trails Pipeline Update

Wet'suwet'en members and supporters of Unistoten camp in front of healing centre, under construction.  July 2015.

Wet’suwet’en members and supporters of Unist’ot’en camp in front of healing centre, under construction. July 2015.

July 15, 2015 – Last week we hosted successfully our 6th annual Action Camp. This year we had participants with wide and diverse backgrounds gathered to learn and conduct workshops on a variety of topics, continue the construction of our Healing Lodge, and strengthen relationships between the closely intersected work we are all engaged in. Read the rest of this entry

Chevron puts brakes on Kitimat LNG project

 Chevron gas stationCalifornia-based producer is significantly slowing spending amid a crash in crude prices and global competition

Chevron Corp. is significantly slowing spending on the Kitimat liquefied natural gas project in Canada amid a crash in crude prices and global competition.

The San Ramon, California-based producer’s move follows Petroliam Nasional Bhd.’s December delay of a final investment decision on its C$36 billion ($28 billion) Canadian LNG project and BG Group Plc’s pause of development at its Pacific Coast proposal in the country in October.

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Indigenous in Ecuador Struggle to Get Chevron to Pay Up on $9.5 Billion in Damages

Chevron Ecuador spill 1by Rick Kearns, Indian Country Today, Dec 19, 2014

Their land still saturated with goop, indigenous groups in Ecuador are awaiting a decision in the Supreme Court of Canada on whether Chevron Corp. can be forced to pay the $9.5 billion in damages they are owed for severe contamination of their lands.

Attorneys for Ecuadorean plaintiffs, most of whom are indigenous, appeared before Canada’s Supreme Court on Thursday, October 11 in an effort to seek payment for the $9.5 billion judgment levied against Chevron back in 2011.

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Vancouver, BC: 4 Chevron stations shut down using bike locks. #EvictChevron

Gas pumps at a Chevron station in Vancouver are locked up, Aug 21, 2014.

Gas pumps at a Chevron station in Vancouver are locked up, Aug 21, 2014.

The morning of August 21st 2014 we took action to shut down 4 Chevron stations including 80 individual gas and diesel pumps in Vancouver. More will follow if Chevron continues to push through the Pacific Trails Pipeline without the consent of the Unist’ot’en people.

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Oil could be transported by Pacific Trails Pipeline if approved by FNLP members

Members of Unis'tot'en camp, November 2012.

Members of Unis’tot’en camp, November 2012.

West Coast Native News, August 19th, 2014

Moricetown Indian Band Chief and Council and members of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have secured commitments from officials of the Province of British Columbia, Chevron Canada Limited, Apache Canada Ltd., and the First Nations Group Limited Partnership (FNLP) that no oil will be transported in the proposed natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline (PTP) Project owned by Chevron and Apache unless unanimously supported by the FNLP members. Read the rest of this entry

Leaked document reveals Chevron’s oily intentions for the Pacific Trials Pipeline

Construction of the Pacific Trails Pipeline.

Construction of the Pacific Trails Pipeline.

Unist’ot’en Camp uncovers proposed deal between Moricetown Band and PTP

by Brett Rhyno, Vancouver Media Coop, Aug 5, 2014

A document leaked to the Unist’ot’en, which this reporter has seen, provides direct evidence that Moricetown Band Council has been negotiating to become part of the First Nations Limited Partnership (FNLP). FNLP is the body created by Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP) to garner indigenous support by providing shares in the pipeline project and financial benefits. Read the rest of this entry

Apache Corp., under investor pressure, exiting Kitimat LNG project

Banner at solidarity rally with Unis'tot'en camp, Vancouver 2012.

Banner at solidarity rally with Unis’tot’en camp, Vancouver 2012.

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press,  July 31, 2014

CALGARY – A liquefied natural gas project planned for Kitimat, B.C., faces an uncertain future after one of its U.S. partners announced plans to get out of the LNG business.

Apache Corp. said in its second-quarter news release that it plans to ditch the Kitimat LNG project, which it was developing alongside Chevron Corp., as well as the Wheatstone LNG project in Australia.

The Houston-based company has been under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC to restructure.

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TransCanada to build $1.9 billion pipeline link for Kitimat LNG project

TransCanada Corp. has announced plans to build a $1.9-billion pipeline to help deliver natural gas to an LNG project proposed by Chevron and Apache near Kitimat.  The Calgary-based company now has four major natural gas pipelines planned in the region totalling $12.6 billion in investment.

The Merrick Mainline Pipeline Project will run 260 kilometres from Dawson Creek, in ‘s resource-rich northeast, to Summit Lake, where Chevron and Apache’s Pacific Trail Pipeline begins.  Pacific Trail will deliver gas the rest of the way to the coast, where the resource will be chilled into a liquid state and exported abroad via tanker. Read the rest of this entry

Direct Action Shines Light on BC LNG Industry: Lockdown at Chevron Refinery

Dan Wallace, Mia Nissen and Adam Gold locked down at Chevron's refinery in Burnaby, BC, May 30, 2014.

Dan Wallace, Mia Nissen and Adam Gold locked down at Chevron’s refinery in Burnaby, BC, May 30, 2014.

by Vancouver Media Coop, May 30, 2014

Early Friday morning the 30th of May 2014, three activists (Dan Wallace, Mia Nissen and Adam Gold) locked themselves to the gate of Chevron in North Burnaby to protest exploitative resource extraction in Canada. They used bicycle D-locks and chains to secure themselves to the metal posts of the gate to stop truck traffic into the Chevron North Burnaby in order to draw attention the Federal and Provincial government’s complete disregard for the earth, Indigenous sovereignty, and the reality of climate change. Read the rest of this entry

Unist’ot’en Call to Action: Pipeline Construction Has Begun

Members of Unis'tot'en camp, November 2012.

Members of Unis’tot’en camp, November 2012.

From our friends at Unist’ot’en Camp: “[We have] recently learned that the construction phase of the proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline has started from the East and also from the West. They intend to have the pipeline finished to the Eastern and Western borders of our unceded lands with us as the last obstacle. Read the rest of this entry