CBC News, April 15, 2014
A First Nations-led proposal to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to B.C.’s North Coast will still face stiff opposition from some communities, including one situated at the location of the proposed marine terminal. Read the rest of this entry
The Aquilini family, which owns the Vancouver Canucks, said it will underwrite the estimated $18 billion pipeline proposal as long as it gets support of all First Nations through whose territory the pipeline would travel
VANCOUVER – A First Nations-backed organization has partnered with the Aquilini Group to propose a new pipeline to compete with the struggling Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Read the rest of this entry
The Globe and Mail, Dec. 19 2013
A federal Joint Review Panel has given its blessing to Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway project, concluding the controversial pipeline is in the public interest, but will be subject to 209 environmental, safety and financial conditions.
The assessment of the panel — which will inform a final federal cabinet decision in about six months — said they were persuaded that the 1,178 kilometre pipeline from Alberta to the B.C. coast will meet an economic need by diversifying Canada’s oil market. Read the rest of this entry
On the evening of November 20th, 2012, Wet’suwet’en Chief Toghestiy intercepted and
issued an eagle feather to surveyors from the Can-Am Geomatics company who were working for Apache’s proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP). In Wet’suwet’en law, an eagle feather is used as a first and only notice of trespass. The surveyors and all other people associated with PTP were ordered to leave the territory and told that they are not ever allowed to return to Unis’tot’en land. As a result of the unsanctioned PTP work in the Unist’ot’en yintah, the road leading into the territory has been closed to all industry activities until further notice. Read the rest of this entry
A planned “mass civil disobedience” rally in Victoria, BC, against the proposed Enbridge
Northern Gateway pipeline was civil, but without the disobedience. Despite weeks of signing up volunteers and nonviolent training sessions, organizers apparently opted out of a repeat of protests against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, DC, last fall, during which over 1,000 people were arrested.
Organizers claim 5,000 people attended the rally, while police put the number at 3,500.
Organizers now appear to be portraying the pre-rally civil disobedience sign-up and training as a huge success in itself. According to the Defend Our Coast website, “As soon as we decided we were willing to get arrested, we had already won. Today was a victory for the people of BC, Canada and the world.”
Enbridge staff on hot seat at Northern Gateway hearings in B.C.
CBC News, The Canadian Press, Oct 10, 2012
The ability to detect leaks along the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline won’t be known until the pipeline is built and pumping oil through the remote wilderness of northern B.C., a lawyer for the province noted at a hearing deciding the pipeline’s fate. Read the rest of this entry