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
Secwepemc Women Warrior Society said a resounding No! to the Kinder Morgan pipeline today at an illegal engagement session between government and elected chief and council in Kamloops. The session was to push forward the federal government’s recent Eyford report on West Coast energy infrastructure and supposed “tanker safety”. Read the rest of this entry
Leak comes as company to hold public meeting on expansion plans
CBC News, June 27, 2013
Kinder Morgan has shut down the Trans Mountain pipeline for the second time this month — this time, while the company is gearing up for a public meeting on a possible expansion.
The company says the pipeline was shut down north of Hope after “a small amount of petroleum product” was found in the soil around the pipe during a routine investigative dig. Read the rest of this entry
VANCOUVER — Making as much noise as they could to protest a process they say is undemocratic, several hundred activists from a broad spectrum of movements rallied Monday night against the first of Vancouver’s public hearings into Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Read the rest of this entry
Municipal politicians have approved a resolution that rejects the expansion of oil tanker traffic through British Columbia coastal waters, but only by the narrowest of margins.
Delegates attending the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention voted 51 per cent in favour of a resolution to oppose projects leading to expanded oil tanker traffic. Read the rest of this entry
Nathan VanderKlippe, The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, Sep. 18 2012
Once a little-known factor in plans to carry oil to Canada’s West Coast, expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline now faces a level of public opposition almost as high as Enbridge Inc.’s controversial Northern Gateway project.
A new poll finds that 60.3 per cent of British Columbians surveyed are against Gateway, while 49.9 per cent oppose the twinning of the Trans Mountain system, a half-century-old pipe that already carries substantial volumes of Alberta oil to Burnaby, B.C. Read the rest of this entry
Dozens of paddlers in First Nations canoes took to the water Saturday to protest the twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, a project which proposes to dramatically increase crude oil shipments from Alberta to Burnaby. Read the rest of this entry
NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE, The Globe and Mail, Aug. 04, 2012
It is a sunny Sunday and Vancouver is doing what it does best: looking pretty and post-industrial. Morning lights up the downtown’s glass horizon. A half-dozen scooters rip down the road in a platoon. Cyclists swish past Zipcar lots, kayakers and stand-up paddle surfers ply the waters. Read the rest of this entry
Although for the latter half of this decade there have been three major pipeline companies transporting bitumen from the Tar Sands in Alberta and proposing expansions to their current pipeline-routes, most people have probably heard more about only two, if they’ve heard anything about the third at all.
Trans-Canada currently finds its Keystone XL expansion project blocked in the United States, greatly due to the uprising that took place in Washington D.C. last summer (2011), where over 1200 people including environmentalists, scientists, First Nations leaders, writers and other citizens were arrested. Enbridge’s Gateway Project is facing a similar fate here in Canada due to the opposition to it from similar groups who cite a rather poor safety record (800 spills between 1999 and 2010). These two companies and the development of their respective proposals have been covered by the media for many years now. Read the rest of this entry