by APTN National News, February 5, 2016
FREDERICTON – The chief of the Wolastoq Grand Council in New Brunswick says the proposed Energy East pipeline project poses too great a risk to provincial waterways, and the council will oppose it.
Grand Chief Ron Tremblay says the council has called a news conference for Monday where clanmothers and other members of the council will discuss their responsibility to protect their non-ceded homeland. Read the rest of this entry
Republican-controlled U.S. Congress eager to flex muscles on energy file
By Pete Evans, CBC News, Jan 6, 2015
The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama would veto any legislation that tries to fast-track the Keystone XL project even as Republican lawmakers tabled a bill that would do just that in Washington today.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he does not expect Obama would sign any legislation that reaches his desk that would unilaterally approve the project, a 1,900-kilometre pipeline that would bring 800,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil to U.S. refineries every day. Read the rest of this entry
Calgary-based company has waited more than 5 years for the Obama administration to make a decision
CBC News, May 22, 2014
TransCanada is in talks with customers about shipping Canadian crude to the United States by rail as an alternative to its Keystone XL pipeline project that has been mired in political delays, according to company president and CEO Russ Girling.
“We are absolutely considering a rail option,” Girling told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference in New York Wednesday. “Our customers have needed to wait for several years, so we’re in discussions now with them over the rail option.” Read the rest of this entry
by Ann-erika White Bird, Lakota Voice, April 14, 2014
Tonight, a small number of Sicangu Lakota Tribal members took a stand against the megaloads rolling through reservation lands.
Lakota Voice arrived, after being passed by one megaload headed north on Highway 83, a common thoroughfare for semi-trucks traveling from Nebraska. Read the rest of this entry
“We do not want kxl, we do not want tarsands in our lands, the tarsands must stay in the ground, the extraction and its aftermath is killing humans and all of life up there, and wasting precious water… Please take a moment to help get our words, thoughts, and prayers out to the world, all over Unci Maka, that Lakota People, and many other Red Nations people, we have painted our faces. Our allies up north have painted their faces. For sacred water, for Unci Maka, for our generations.” Read the rest of this entry
Emergency workers, TransCanada investigating cause of pipeline blast
CBC News, Jan 25, 2014
Fire burned for more than 12 hours at a natural gas pipeline after it exploded early Saturday morning near Otterburne, Man., about 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg.
RCMP, responded around 1:05 a.m. to what they’re calling a “loud explosion.”
Witnesses who live close to the scene said it was massive. Paul Rawluk lives nearby and drove to the site. Read the rest of this entry
Okays Enbridge, Accepts job at TransCanada Pipelines Ltd
by Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, Dec 11, 2013
The Burns Lake District News has reported that the chief of the Burns Lake band, Albert Gerow, has resigned. Gerow, who is in his second term, will leave office on December 31 because he has accepted a job with TransCanada Pipelines Limited. Read the rest of this entry
SHAWN McCARTHY, The Globe and Mail, Dec 8, 2013
On its 4,000-kilometre path across the country, TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East’s pipeline would traverse the traditional territory of 180 different aboriginal communities, each of whom must be consulted and have their concerns accommodated as part of the company’s effort at winning project approval. Read the rest of this entry