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First Nations say they have the power to stop Trans Mountain expansion

kinder-morganFirst Nations say the courts, not the NEB or cabinet, will decide on the controversial pipeline

By Tracy Johnson, CBC News, May 20, 2016

The Stó:lō collective of First Nations in British Columbia is very familiar with the transport of oil. The existing Trans Mountain pipeline has crossed through their land for more than 50 years. CN Rail also carries oil by rail directly across Stó:lō territory to the B.C. coast.

So, the collective of eleven First Nations in B.C.’s Fraser Valley came to consultations with Kinder Morgan for the expansion of Trans Mountain with an open mind.

“We have taken time to speak to Kinder Morgan,” said Ernie Crey, the chief of the Cheam First Nation, a member of the collective. Read the rest of this entry

Seven activists arrested on Kinder Morgan barge


This activist-submitted photo shows seven people on Kinder Morgan’s drilling barge Monday morning with an anti-Kinder Morgan banner. The Burnaby RCMP arrested seven people Monday for boarding the barge, which the company is using to conduct underwater drilling for soil samples. Photograph submitted to Burnaby Now.

Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, January 18, 2016

Police have arrested several activists that occupied a Kinder Morgan drilling barge near the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby Monday morning.

According to anti-pipeline activist Adam Gold, two protesters boarded the barge Sunday and stayed overnight. More protesters arrived to join them and bring supplies Monday morning. That’s when police showed up and removed the group.

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Activists claim they’ve “shut down” Kinder Morgan’s geotechnical operations in Burrard Inlet

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion not supported by B.C. government

Kinder Morgan break logo 5Kinder Morgan project doesn’t provide an adequate plan to prevent or respond to oil spills, province says

CBC News, Jan 11, 2016

The B.C. government says it can’t support the proposed $6.8-billion expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby.

In a written statement to the National Energy Board, the Ministry of Environment said the pipeline’s proponent Kinder Morgan has not provided an adequate plan to prevent or respond to an oil spill. Read the rest of this entry

Tsleil-Waututh Nation take NEB to court to stop Kinder Morgan hearing

In the pipelines’ path: Canada’s First Nations lead resistance

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion plan faces renewed opposition as crude oil price drops

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: lowering pipes into trench.

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: lowering pipes into trench.

Local economists say that, barring a major war in the Middle East directly impacting top oil producers like Saudi Arabia,

Canada’s oilsands might be in for a prolonged period of lower crude prices

Langley marchers decry pipeline expansion through B.C.

Fort Langley protest 1The march ended with speeches in Fort Langley.

 by Matthew Claxton, Langley Advance, April 11, 2015

Several hundred people marched through Fort Langley Saturday to oppose the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline that runs through Langley.

Organized by groups including the Pipe Up Network and the Kwantlen First Nation, the march headed from the Kwantlen reserve to the Fort Langley Community Hall.

The march paused in the center of the Jacob Haldi Bridge that connects MacMillan Island to the village of Fort Langley. Above the Fraser River, Kwantlen members drummed and sang before the march continued.

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Kwantlen Nation stunned to learn of Kinder Morgan drilling

Arrests made on Burnaby Mountain for fourth straight day, over 60 in total

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