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Mohawks threaten to block Energy East; says project is threat to their way of life

Eastbound and down: Atlantic Canada is the next major pipeline battleground

ndigenous peoples protest outside the National Energy Board public hearings on Enbridge Line 9 oil pipeline, in Toronto, Friday October 18, 2013.

Indigenous peoples protest outside the National Energy Board public hearings on Enbridge Line 9 oil pipeline, in Toronto, Friday October 18, 2013.

Melissa Campeau, Financial Post, May 8, 2014

Western-based oil pipeline projects have for several years generated opposition worthy of Hollywood dramas. This past March, for example, police arrested hundreds of Keystone XL protesters who had tied themselves to a White House fence in opposition to the deeply divisive development. On this side of the border, environmental groups and Aboriginal communities flooded the courts with lawsuits last December-10 when all was said and done-beginning just three hours after the Joint Review Panel gave the go-ahead to the Northern Gateway pipeline in northern B.C. Read the rest of this entry

Big Oil funds Truth & Reconciliation Conference in Vancouver

By Khelsilem Rivers, Intercontinental Cry, Sept 11, 2013Residential School survivor t-shirt

From September 18-21, 2013, the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ (TRC) is holding an event in British Columbia as part of its Canada-wide effort “to promote awareness and public education about the Residential School system and its impacts”. Simultaneously a fairly new organization named ‘Reconciliation Canada’ is organizing some events of its own to coincide with TRC’s event in BC. These events include a “Reconciliation Walk” and an “All Nations Canoe Gathering”. Read the rest of this entry

Proposed B.C. pipeline route crosses grizzly bear sanctuary

 By Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver Sun, September 7, 2013????????????

The company proposing to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline through a grizzly bear sanctuary near Prince Rupert has already been warned twice about “non-permitted access” to the environmentally sensitive area, and BC Parks is investigating a third possible transgression. Read the rest of this entry

TransCanada moves forward with west-east pipeline

Calgary company’s proposed pipeline would carry crude oil from Western Canada to Saint JohnTranscanada east west pipeline map 2

CBC News, Aug 1, 2013

Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. plans to move forward with its proposed Energy East Pipeline project, the company said today.

The pipeline proposal, which still needs regulatory approval, would send 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to refineries and export terminals in Eastern Canada.

It is expected to displace a significant amount of the 700,000 barrels of oil a day currently imported into New Brunswick and Quebec. Read the rest of this entry

Petronas expects to invest up to $16 billion in LNG export facility in B.C.

Global energy corporations are “dead serious” about investing in B.C., said provincial Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman

By The Associated Press June 11, 2013

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

VICTORIA — Global energy corporations are “dead serious” about investing in British Columbia’s potential as a world supplier of liquefied natural gas, said provincial Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman after a $16 billion announcement on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry

Ottawa gives nod to west-to-east oil pipeline

Pipeline could benefit Irving refinery in Saint John

Massive trucks haul oil-laden sand in Alberta Tar Sands.

Massive trucks haul oil-laden sand in Alberta Tar Sands.

CBC News/The Canadian Press, Feb 2, 2013

The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said he gave a tentative nod to one proposal in a meeting with industry giant Irving Oil. Read the rest of this entry