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TransCanada may abandon Energy East pipeline facing tougher review

Transcanada CEO russ girling

Transcanada CEO Russ Girling.

Reuters, September 7, 2017

TransCanada Corp seeks to suspend the application for its Energy East pipeline for 30 days and may abandon the project, the company said on Thursday, weeks after Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) announced a tougher review process. Read the rest of this entry

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Kitselas First Nation signs agreement with TransCanada for gas pipeline

First Nations key in Cowboy & Indian Alliance protest

Cowboy and Indian Alliance members round dance in streets of Washington DC, April 2014.

Cowboy and Indian Alliance members round dance in streets of Washington DC, April 2014.

Dozens of Canadians join Keystone XL pipeline protesters gathering in Washington D.C.

By Connie Walker, CBC News, April 25, 2014

It’s a sight not often seen in Washington, D.C.  Dozens of aboriginal and non-aboriginal people holding hands, dancing in a circle in a busy downtown street.  The flashmob round dance was the latest protest by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance. The group has been in the US capital all week protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline.  Read the rest of this entry

Pipeline rupture report raises questions about TransCanada inspections

Aftermath of the explosion from a TransCanada pipeline rupture in 2011.

Aftermath of the explosion from a TransCanada pipeline rupture in 2009.

2011 report criticized TransCanada’s ‘inadequate’ inspections

By Amber Hildebrandt, CBC News, Feb 04, 2014

A CBC News investigation has unearthed a critical report that the federal regulator effectively buried for several years about a rupture on a trouble-prone TransCanada natural gas pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

Angry protesters force Phil Fontaine off university stage

Fontaine's speech disrupted at University of Winnipeg event, Jan 22, 2014.

Fontaine’s speech disrupted at University of Winnipeg event, Jan 22, 2014.

Phil Fontaine’s speaking engagement at University of Winnipeg rescheduled

CBC News, Jan 22, 2014

Angry protesters took over a planned talk by First Nations leader Phil Fontaine in Winnipeg on Wednesday, resulting in the rescheduling of the event.

Fontaine was scheduled to speak at the University of Winnipeg in the early afternoon on First Nations issues in the past, present and future. Read the rest of this entry