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First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands

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Pipeline reviews to include environmental regulations, First Nations consultations

Pipelines tar sands mapGraham Slaughter, CTV News, January 27, 2016

The Liberal government says it is “modernizing” the way Canada reviews pipelines and other resource projects, in a revamped process that considers future greenhouse gas emissions.

The new review process seeks to promote public transparency and provides funding for First Nations consultations.

The Wednesday announcement was described as a “transition step” before the Liberals establish a permanent set of rules. Read the rest of this entry

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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Judges reserve decision on whether to quash Northern Gateway pipeline approval

Graphic by Andy Everson, Kwakwaka'wakw.

Graphic by Andy Everson, Kwakwaka’wakw.

By Geordon Omand, Vancouver Sun/Canadian Press, October 8, 2015
VANCOUVER — The fate of the Northern Gateway pipeline project is now in the hands of a trio of Federal Appeal Court judges who reserved their decision on whether to uphold or quash the government’s approval of the controversial project.

Over six days of legal arguments in Vancouver, the court heard the government didn’t get aboriginal consent or consider the impact on the environment when it approved the project, while proponents claimed a decision to overturn the pipeline approval would kill the project.

The government approved the $7-billion Enbridge (TSX:ENB) Northern Gateway project in June 2014 with 209 conditions, following the recommendations made by a review panel considering the environmental impacts of the interprovincial pipeline.

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First Nations push back against Eagle Spirit pipeline

Eagle Spirit Energy logoGroup backed by Aquilinis on publicity blitz, say they have widespread chiefs’ support

By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun,October 4, 2015

Key First Nations in northern B.C. refute there is consensus on an oil pipeline concept initiated by some coastal First Nation members.

Eagle Spirit Energy has issued a trio of news releases in the past week, claiming it has signed agreements and has the support of chiefs along the route of its proposed project — an alternate to Enbridge’s stalled $7.9-billion Northern Gateway project.

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

“It’s definitely going down” says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on Unist’ot’en Camp raid

Unist'tot'en camp members stop surveyors, November 2012.

Unist’tot’en camp members stop surveyors, November 2012.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs says RCMP officers have booked up hotel rooms in Burns Lake and Smithers, a firm indication of plans to invade the Unist’ot’en Camp in northwestern B.C.

Raiding Unist’ot’en camp would be “disastrous”, B.C. RCMP warned

TransCanada quietly wooing First Nations leaders ahead of Energy East project

Chevron officials kicked out of Unist’ot’en

July 25, 2015 via Submedia

Yesterday Chevron, the company behind the Pacific Trails fracking pipeline, attempted to enter our unceded territories. They have no consent from our chiefs and our hereditary governance system, who are standing strong in their stance against all pipelines. Next to the Wedzin Kwah river, which is pure enough to drink from, Chevron presented us with an offering of bottled water and industrial tobacco. Read the rest of this entry