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Enbridge Line 9 Occupation Camp raided by Hamilton cops, 18 arrested

Injunction against Enbridge protest camp enforced

by Tim Groves, Media Coop, June 26, 2013Enbridge Line 9 Hamilton arrest 1

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

Anti-Enbridge protestors occupying Hamilton-area terminal served with injunction

APTN National News, June 25, 2013Enbridge Hamilton occupation 1

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

Enbridge Line 9 station near Hamilton shutdown by protesters

Hamilton 350 group plans to stay until Line 9 expansion project is cancelled

CBC News, June 20, 2013

Protesters shutdown Enbridge Line 9 pumping station near Hamilton, Ont., on June 20, 2013.

Protesters shutdown Enbridge Line 9 pumping station near Hamilton, Ont., on 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

Ottawa gives nod to west-to-east oil pipeline

Pipeline could benefit Irving refinery in Saint John

Massive trucks haul oil-laden sand in Alberta Tar Sands.

Massive trucks haul oil-laden sand in Alberta Tar Sands.

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

Tar Sands Pipelines as Bottle-necks against the Consolidation of Power in Canada

by Anonymous, Vancouver Media Coop, November 27, 2012

Tar Sands factories in northern Alberta.

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