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.
by Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, June 8, 2017
Kinder Morgan’s schedule for the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion shows construction work is to start as early as Sept. 1.
The detailed schedule was filed recently with the National Energy Board, one of 157 conditions that must be met in order for the Houston, Texas-based company to begin construction. Read the rest of this entry
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
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
Kinder Morgan has announced a deal that would see Regina’s Evraz steel mill supply more than 75 per cent of the pipe needed to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline between Alberta and B.C.
Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe members vote ‘no’ to mutual benefits agreement for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
by Paul Henderson, The Chilliwack Progress, April 28, 2017
The vote was close and turnout was low but years of consultation has culminated in a group of local Sto:lo bands rejecting a mutual benefits agreement as part of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Read the rest of this entry
Former president Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in late 2015
CBC News, Jan 24, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to move forward on construction of two controversial oil pipelines that impact Canada, giving his OK to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects. Read the rest of this entry