Injunction against Enbridge protest camp enforced
At approximately 7am on Wednesday morning police entered a protest camp dubbed “Swamp Line 9” and rapidly began making arrests. Protesters had occupied the site since Thursday, June 20, in order to block construction at an Enbridge Facility in Hamilton that will be crucial in a plan by the company to pump oil from Sarnia to Montreal. Read the rest of this entry
A group of protestors occupying an Enbridge pipeline pumping station near Hamilton have been served with a court injunction ordering them to leave the site.
The group has been given two hours to vacate the premises, said Melissa Elliott, a Tuscarora woman from Six Nations who is acting as spokesperson for the protest. Read the rest of this entry
Hamilton 350 group plans to stay until Line 9 expansion project is cancelled
CBC News, June 20, 2013
A group of protesters has shut down construction at an Enbridge pump station in rural Hamilton, Ont., Thursday.
About 80 people interrupted construction at the North Westover site in rural Hamilton but allowed workers to close and lock the facility before leaving. They are also allowing workers in to do safety checks. Read the rest of this entry
Pipeline could benefit Irving refinery in Saint John
CBC News/The Canadian Press, Feb 2, 2013
The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said he gave a tentative nod to one proposal in a meeting with industry giant Irving Oil. Read the rest of this entry
by Anonymous, Vancouver Media Coop, November 27, 2012
Perhaps more than at any other time in its history, the Canadian state has invested its future in a single massive industrial project. The Tar Sands (1) is increasingly the driver of Canada’s economy, a symbol of its national identity, and central to how it seeks to position itself globally in the future. As pipeline projects advance across the continent, there is a pressing need for us to understand how, in opposing the transportation of Tar Sands oil, we have an unparalleled opportunity to disrupt the capitalist political system in this country. This is especially important in Ontario, where presently the movement against the pipelines is weakest. Read the rest of this entry