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
Global News, March 20, 2017
TransCanada Corp. is seeking regulatory approval to begin construction of a pipeline that would help feed a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal on B.C.’s north coast even though a final decision has not yet been made whether to build the terminal. Read the rest of this entry
‘Strict adherence to the construction schedule is essential,’ says TransCanada Corp.
By David Thurton, CBC News, Jan 25, 2017
A Fort McMurray judge has issued an order that authorizes the RCMP to remove a blockade set up to protest construction of a natural-gas pipeline.
Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Keith Yamauchi issued the order for demonstrators with the Chard Métis Society to dismantle their protest camp by 4 p.m. Wednesday.
For the past week, as many as 15 protesters have been gathering outside the pipeline’s construction site. 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
A handful of protestors have vowed to continue to block access roads to prevent crews from entering the construction site of a TransCanada natural gas pipeline near Chard in northern Alberta, a protest that has now stretched into its fifth day.
President of the Chard Métis Society, Raoul Montgrand, said despite undertaking consultations with First Nations in the region, the company had not allayed his fears of the pipeline’s route or its impact on his community’s “traditional way of life.”
Project faces market pressures in addition to environmental conditions
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, September 29, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues signed off on one of the largest energy infrastructure projects in this country’s history this week, but now attention turns to whether shovels will ever actually hit the ground to build the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal. Read the rest of this entry
$7B TransCanada pipeline would move natural gas to B.C. coast for export to Asia
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, September 24, 2016
“The Great Bear rainforest is no place for a crude oil pipeline and I haven’t changed my opinion on that.”
That was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s specific response to a question this week about the proposed Enbridge-backed Northern Gateway pipeline through B.C.’s north.
In opposition, his comments about pipelines moving through this part of the province were less precise. Trudeau did not include the words “crude oil” in earlier declarations, as he did twice on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry