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Trans Mountain $1.75-billion IPO comes at awkward time for Kinder Morgan

Keystone XL pipeline faces opposition from ‘historic union’ of Canada, U.S. Indigenous tribes

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Members of American Indian Movement (AIM) in Colorado protest Keystone XL pipeline and tar sands.

Blackfoot Confederacy and Great Sioux Nation leaders signing declaration against pipeline Wednesday in Calgary

By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press, May 16, 2017

Tribes representing tens of thousands of Indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada will sign a declaration against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada and the Great Sioux Nation and Ponca tribe in the U.S. plan to sign their declaration at a ceremony Wednesday at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary — the city where pipeline developer TransCanada Corp. is based. Read the rest of this entry

Some Chase branches in Seattle closed by protests over pipeline loans

Pizza is delivered next to Native American leaders and climate activists demonstrating inside of a Chase Bank location, in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, in Seattle

Pizza is delivered next to Native American leaders and climate activists demonstrating inside of a Chase Bank location, in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 8, 2017. REUTERS/David Ryder

By Tom James, Reuters, May 9, 2017

Native American leaders and climate activists protested at several Chase branches in Seattle on Monday, forcing them to close temporarily as demonstrators demanded the bank not lend to projects like the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

Ranchers and Tribes Unite Once Again to Fight Keystone XL

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Amos Hinton and Mekasi Horinek of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma talk with farmer Art Tanderup during the 2014 planting of sacred Ponca corn on the Tanderup farm. Courtesy Mary Anne Andrei/Bold Nebraska

A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL

A week after tens of thousands turned out in support of science and just before thousands more took to the streets for the People’s Climate March, a quieter walk was held at what might be considered ground zero of the country’s energy debate. On April 29, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska headed south on a 273-mile remembrance walk beginning in Niobrara, Nebraska, and scheduled to culminate 12 days later in the small village of Barneston. The event will commemorate the Ponca’s forced removal from their traditional lands in the 1870s—lands that today are again under dispute to make way for the Keystone XL pipeline.

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B.C. government failed to properly consult First Nations on Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, court rules

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No Enbridge, art by Andy Everson, Kwakwaka’wakw.

Gitga’at celebrating ‘huge victory’ after court rules province failed in duty to consult

CBC News Jan 13, 2016

The B.C. Supreme court has ruled that the province “has breached the honour of the Crown by failing to consult” with the Gitga’at and other Coastal First Nations on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

In 2014, the federal government approved the controversial pipeline that would bring Alberta oil to B.C.’s north coast. Read the rest of this entry

Activists Shut Down Enbridge Line 9 in Canada Again

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Vanessa Gray from Anishinaabek Nation and two unnamed individuals locked to Enbridge Line 9 near Sarnia, Ontario, on Dec 21, 2015.

By Mike Roy, Revolution News, Dec 21, 2015

For the second time in as many weeks activists in Canada have occupied and shut down Line 9 Endbridge’s  300,000 barrel per day oil pipe line. This action effectively shuts down the flow of bitumen oil from the Alberta Tar Sands into into the United States. Read the rest of this entry

Kinder Morgan slammed for ‘accidentally’ omitting oil pipeline maps in federal application

KM Trans Mountain pipeline warningParliament 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

Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer, Feb 25th, 2014

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

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline approved by Joint Review Panel

The Globe and Mail, Dec. 19 2013

No Enbridge, art by Andy Everson, Kwakwaka'wakw.

No Enbridge, art by Andy Everson, Kwakwaka’wakw.

A federal Joint Review Panel has given its blessing to Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway project, concluding the controversial pipeline is in the public interest, but will be subject to 209 environmental, safety and financial conditions.

The assessment of the panel — which will inform a final federal cabinet decision in about six months — said they were persuaded that the 1,178 kilometre pipeline from Alberta to the B.C. coast will meet an economic need by diversifying Canada’s oil market. Read the rest of this entry

Enbridge considers 24/7 surveillance of pipeline after Michigan protests

UPI, July 23, 2013

Members of Michigan Against Tar Sands locked down to machinery used by Enbridge in pipeline construction, July 22, 2013.

Members of Michigan Against Tar Sands locked down to machinery used by Enbridge in pipeline construction, July 22, 2013.

STOCKBRIDGE, Mich., July 23 (UPI) — Canadian pipeline company Enbridge said it was considering the need for constant surveillance of operations in Michigan after protesters blocked its work. Read the rest of this entry