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Two killed in Kinder Morgan pipeline explosion

Tribal Members in Oklahoma Defeat Natural Gas Pipeline Company


Two Eagle Dancers by Stephen Mopope, Anadarko, Oklahoma Post Office

Federal court orders removal of natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma for trespassing on original Kiowa Indian lands

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma has ordered a natural gas pipeline operator to cease operations and remove the pipeline located on original Kiowa Indian lands Anadarko.

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A crack in the fracking pipeline: Coastal Gaslink changes its plans

Members of Unis'tot'en camp, November 2012.

Members of Unis’tot’en camp, November 2012.

New route is “further away from Unist’ot’en Camp”
by Wild Coast and Forest Action Network, Oct 12, 2015

Great news: Unist’ot’en Camp has successfully stopped police and pipeline surveyors from entering their indigenous territory in Northern BC for another year. Now we learn that executives with Coastal Gaslink are (quietly) seeking to change the fracked gas pipeline route.
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Everything We Know About the Possible RCMP Raid on the Unist’ot’en Camp

Unistoten bridge reinforcing 3By Julie Chadwick,, September 1, 2015

Tension remains high in Northwestern BC as representatives from the Unist’ot’en clan and their legal representatives held a meeting with the RCMP regarding the fate of their settlement camp on Tuesday afternoon.

A non-violent occupation of unceded Unist’ot’en traditional territory since 2010, the camp was originally established to stand in the intended path of the Pacific Trail natural gas pipeline. It has since expanded to include structures built directly in the path of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and the TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline, encompassed within a sweeping declaration that all pipelines are banned from their territories. A checkpoint ensures that no one enters or leaves the territory without their direct consent.

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Wet’suwet’en chiefs distance First Nation from Unist’ot’en camp, urge cooperation with pipeline companies

In British Columbia, indigenous group blocks pipeline development

Gate at Unist'ot'en camp, photo: Al Jazeera.

Gate at Unist’ot’en camp, photo: Al Jazeera.

August 20, 2015

HOUSTON, British Columbia — In a remote mountain pass connecting the Pacific Coast to the interior of British Columbia, a region brimming with wild berries and populated by grouse and grizzly bears, felled and painted trees have been laid across a logging road to form an enormous message. Directed at air traffic, it reads “No pipelines! No entry!” The warning marks off land where the government of Canada and a First Nations clan hold irreconcilable views of what should happen to a 435-square-mile area each claims as its own.

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Pipeline threat to Nisga’a burial ground sparks grassroots opposition

Members of the Nisga'a nation in Vancouver protest signing of deal with natural gas project.

Members of the Nisga’a nation in Vancouver protest signing of deal with natural gas project.

by Jerome Turner, Ricochet, November 20, 2014

Values and traditions of modern Nisga’a Lisims government are in question

A nation is only as good as its leadership.

Take the Nisga’a, the first nation out of the modern-day treaty gate 14 years ago.

The Nisga’a Lisims government just signed a benefit agreement regarding the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission liquid natural gas pipeline with TransCanada and Pacific NorthWest LNG.

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Natural gas pipeline shot with high-powered rifle: Mounties

EDMONTON — Police say someone with a rifle blasted a hole in a high-pressure natural gas pipeline in western Alberta some time over the weekend.

Mounties responded Monday to a report of damage to a Talisman Energy pipeline 300 km west of Edmonton.

A large quantity of natural gas was released into the atmosphere before safety devices on the pipeline shut down the leak.

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Oil could be transported by Pacific Trails Pipeline if approved by FNLP members

Members of Unis'tot'en camp, November 2012.

Members of Unis’tot’en camp, November 2012.

West Coast Native News, August 19th, 2014

Moricetown Indian Band Chief and Council and members of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have secured commitments from officials of the Province of British Columbia, Chevron Canada Limited, Apache Canada Ltd., and the First Nations Group Limited Partnership (FNLP) that no oil will be transported in the proposed natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline (PTP) Project owned by Chevron and Apache unless unanimously supported by the FNLP members. Read the rest of this entry

Apache Corp., under investor pressure, exiting Kitimat LNG project

Banner at solidarity rally with Unis'tot'en camp, Vancouver 2012.

Banner at solidarity rally with Unis’tot’en camp, Vancouver 2012.

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press,  July 31, 2014

CALGARY – A liquefied natural gas project planned for Kitimat, B.C., faces an uncertain future after one of its U.S. partners announced plans to get out of the LNG business.

Apache Corp. said in its second-quarter news release that it plans to ditch the Kitimat LNG project, which it was developing alongside Chevron Corp., as well as the Wheatstone LNG project in Australia.

The Houston-based company has been under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC to restructure.

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