Burnaby wins ruling against Kinder Morgan
City of Burnaby wins key ruling with National Energy Board against Kinder Morgan and its proposed $5.4 billion oil sands pipeline.
RCMP anti-terror unit target 71 year old for photographing Kinder Morgan facility
Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart wants to hear from other pipeline opponents who feel targeted
By Natalie Clancy, CBC News, Sept 18, 2014
A 71-year-old B.C. grandmother was shocked to learn her recent research for an upcoming National Energy Board hearing triggered a national security investigation.
Lesslie Askin says that on Aug. 3, she photographed Kinder Morgan’s aging storage tanks at the base of Burnaby Mountain.
Ten days later, she learned she was a terror suspect. Read the rest of this entry
Kinder Morgan’s $136 million pipeline ‘war chest’ to be paid by Canadians
“The decision to enable this unfair advantage is unprecedented. The approach has been rejected out of hand by US regulators,” said economist Robyn Allan.
Jenny Uechi, Vancouver Observer,July 1, 2014
In what an economist calls an “unprecedented” decision, the National Energy Board has allowed Kinder Morgan to build up a $136 million ‘war chest’ to fund its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion application through shipping surcharges. The charge, called a “firm service fee”, allows Texas-based pipeline company Kinder Morgan to offload the cost of the pipeline application to Canadians.
“The decision to enable this unfair advantage is unprecedented. The approach has been rejected out of hand by US regulators,” said Robyn Allan, an independent economist and former CEO of ICBC, who outlined the finding in her report.
Poll finds rising opposition in B.C. to Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline proposal
Opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has risen since the beginning of the year, a poll suggests. Opposition has grown by six points since January (from 42 per cent to 49 per cent opposed) with women and young people (18 to 34) most opposed, according to a the Insights West poll released Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry
Oil tanker explodes in Japan, stirs worries in B.C.
On eve of a Northern Gateway decision in B.C., an oil tanker explodes off the coast of Japan
An oil tanker explosion Thursday morning off Japan’s coast is stirring fears on this side of the Pacific, where British Columbia is facing multiple oil and LNG gas proposals to rapidly increase tanker traffic.
Wall of Women stands opposed to Kinder Morgan in West Vancouver
Protesters gathered in West Vancouver Saturday to take a stance on Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.
Around 15 women, including representatives from the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations, as well as Greenpeace campaigners, gathered for the Wall of Woman in the cold and rain by The Welcome Figure at Ambleside Beach to send a message to Kinder Morgan that a pipeline expansion was not welcome. Read the rest of this entry
Kinder Morgan slammed for ‘accidentally’ omitting oil pipeline maps in federal application
Parliament asked to require Texas company to “re-start” its application after it neglected to upload oil pipeline maps to NEB website for people to see
Kinder Morgan was harshly criticized in the House of Commons Tuesday for not filing a complete application with maps for its Edmonton-to-Burnaby oil pipeline — a project that may disturb dozens of homes through several B.C. cities, depending on the path. Read the rest of this entry
Coast Salish Unite to Protect Salish Sea
Tribal chairmen issue statement against Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain Pipeline expansion
Indian Country Today, Feb 17, 2014
The Lummi, Swinomish, Suquamish and Tulalip tribes of Washington, and the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam Nations in British Columbia stand together to protect the Salish Sea. Our Coast Salish governments will not sit idle while Kinder Morgan’s proposed TransMountain Pipeline, and other energy-expansion and export projects, pose a threat to the environmental integrity of our sacred homelands and waters, our treaty and aboriginal rights, and our cultures and life ways. Read the rest of this entry
Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline raises issue of Native-land grab
by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight,Feb 12, 2014
An email sent by the president of Kinder Morgan Canada to the B.C. premier’s office reveals in frank language the challenge for oil companies posed by First Nations opposing pipeline projects. Read the rest of this entry
Secwepemc Women Warrior Society disrupt meeting, No to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Tk’emlups, unceded, unsurrendered Secwepemc Nation, (Kamloops, Bc, Canada)
Secwepemc Women Warrior Society said a resounding No! to the Kinder Morgan pipeline today at an illegal engagement session between government and elected chief and council in Kamloops. The session was to push forward the federal government’s recent Eyford report on West Coast energy infrastructure and supposed “tanker safety”. Read the rest of this entry