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First Nations launching call for mass demonstration to protest Trans Mountain

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Drummers from the Kwantlen First Nation at a Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain, 2013. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

by Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail,

First Nations communities and their supporters are planning to ratchet up on-the-ground resistance to Kinder Morgan Inc.’s planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline with a call for a mass demonstration on Burnaby Mountain in March. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restriction

Kinder Morgan water is life banner‘They could build their pipeline but … they won’t be able to turn the tap on,’ says environmental group

CBC News, Jan 30, 2018

The British Columbia government is creating more uncertainty around Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with a proposal to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies. Read the rest of this entry

Kinder Morgan Comic

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Originally published in the Seattle Weekly, September 2017. By Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw.

RCMP break into camper to arrest pipeline protesters

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RCMP used a battering ram to break into the trailer parked at Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.

by Penny Daflos, CTV News, Jan 11, 2018

A large group of Burnaby RCMP closed off two roads, served anti-pipeline protestors with a warrant and used a battering ram to arrest two women Wednesday evening.

Several activists recorded the encounter, posting portions to social media and sharing further documentation with CTV News. The videos depict a chaotic scene with Mounties trying to arrest two people inside a mobile camping trailer as protesters yell at them. One officer ultimately smashes the camper door with a portable battering ram. Read the rest of this entry

Two killed in Kinder Morgan pipeline explosion

First Nations, eco-tour owners shocked at Kinder Morgan razor wire fence

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The floating construction fence around the Westridge terminal, as seen from Burrard Inlet. photo supplied Bob Putnam

Floating fence installed around oil terminal construction zone

by Jane Seyd, North Shore News, November 9, 2017

Owners of North Shore eco-tourism businesses and members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation say they’re upset and disheartened after a large floating construction fence with razor wire on top was installed 350 metres into Burrard Inlet in preparation for work on an expanded Kinder Morgan oil terminal. Read the rest of this entry

Squamish Nation challenging B.C.’s approval of Kinder Morgan project in court

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Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal gate – photo by Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer.

Provincial judicial review expected to last all week, Squamish Nation arguing consultation was inadequate

CBC News, November 6, 2017

The Squamish Nation says it was not given adequate information about the safety risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. It’s taking that argument to the B.C. Supreme Court this week in hopes of stopping the expansion. Read the rest of this entry

WARRIORS REMOVE KINDER MORGAN ANTI SALMON SPAWNING NETS

(Swift Creek, Unceded, Unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory)
Wild Salmon Warriors returned home yesterday after conducting a two week observation and removal of Kinder Morgan’s anti-salmon spawning mats that illegally disrupted four water ways in Secwepemc Territory. Read the rest of this entry

Lengthy court battle ahead for Kinder Morgan, legal expert predicts

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Several hundred people gathered on Burnaby Mountain the day an injunction against an anti-pipeline protest camp was due, Nov 17, 2014.

Federally approved Trans Mountain pipeline faces local opposition and murky jurisdictional issues

CBC News, Oct 30, 2017

Kinder Morgan’s appeal to the National Energy Board after failing to get the permits it needs from the City of Burnaby, B.C., is just the first of what will likely be many legal challenges facing its Trans Mountain pipeline project in the coming months, according to one legal expert. Read the rest of this entry