First 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
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.
by Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, January 17th, 2016
“Under the consent of Tsleil-Waututh Hereditary Chief Tulsii’m Kia’palanexw and Wei-Wai-Kay Hereditary Chief Geh-Soh-Giliach, Gigamaie, work crews contracted by Kinder Morgan undertaking offshore geotechnical operations on the Burrard Inlet by Westridge Marine Terminal, were shut down at approximately noon this morning by Hereditary Chief Geh-Soh-Giliach, Gigamaie and Xenoa Skinteh,” the news release states. “Both people were involved in the Autumn Resistance of 2014 on so called Burnaby Mountain.”
Kinder 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
Local economists say that, barring a major war in the Middle East directly impacting top oil producers like Saudi Arabia,