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Tiny House Warriors establish new village to resist pipeline, assert Secwepemc sovereignty

No Consent Secwepemcby Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 19, 2018

The Tiny House Warriors have established a new village in BC’s interior at the site of a planned worker’s camp and are calling land defenders to the area in an effort to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and assert Secwepemc sovereignty in Secwepemcul’ecw, their unceded territory. Read the rest of this entry

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RCMP arrest Indigenous pipeline protester at provincial park near Kamloops, B.C.

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A still from a video on a Facebook page belonging to Kanahus Manuel shows her being handcuffed and taken away by RCMP officers. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

Facebook video shot at scene shows RCMP officers detaining a woman protesting Trans Mountain pipeline

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Indigenous resistance, title make Trans Mountain pipeline extension ‘untenable,’ says economist

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Land defender Kanahus Manuel (centre) and Secwepemc people and allies have vowed to defend unceded Secwepemc territory against the Trans Mountain pipeline extension. Some say Secwepemc title and jurisdiction make the controversial project a risky investment.

by Justin Brake, APTN News, June 8, 2018

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a high-risk investment for Canada and any future financial backers because it runs through unceded Indigenous lands, says one economist. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations begin court challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation spokesperson Rueben George at Vancouver press conference about a legal challenge to NEB’s Kinder Morgan pipeline hearing. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa, National Observer.

Similar court challenge derailed Enbridge’s Northern gateway pipeline

CBC News, October 2, 2017

First Nations, environmental groups and local governments appeared in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver Monday continuing their fight against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

BC NDP won’t permit Kinder Morgan to put shovels in ground on public land for pipeline

This morning, two B.C. NDP cabinet ministers outlined steps their government is taking to address public concerns over Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project.

The owner, Texas-based Kinder Morgan, wants to triple shipments of Alberta oil through its system to 890,000 barrels per day. That would lead to a nearly seven-fold increase in oil tankers moving through Georgia and Juan de Fuca straits. Read the rest of this entry

Kinder Morgan pipeline hearings delay hard on beleaguered industry, expert says

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CBC News, Aug 25, 2015

An energy expert says the National Energy Boards’ decision to delay hearings about Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is adding uncertainty to an already fragile industry.

The NEB postponed hearings this week because a consultant who prepared evidence in favour of the project will soon start working for the national energy regulator. Read the rest of this entry

Activists mark oil spill anniversary by spilling “oil” on Kinder Morgan sign

Kinder Morgan sign vandal 1By Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, July 24, 2015

I received an anonymous email about some sign vandalism at Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal in north Burnaby, where tankers fill up with crude.
The July 24, 2007 reference related to the oil pipeline rupture on Burnaby’s Inlet Drive years ago.

Here’s the note that came with the pics:

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Langley marchers decry pipeline expansion through B.C.

Fort Langley protest 1The march ended with speeches in Fort Langley.

 by Matthew Claxton, Langley Advance, April 11, 2015

Several hundred people marched through Fort Langley Saturday to oppose the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline that runs through Langley.

Organized by groups including the Pipe Up Network and the Kwantlen First Nation, the march headed from the Kwantlen reserve to the Fort Langley Community Hall.

The march paused in the center of the Jacob Haldi Bridge that connects MacMillan Island to the village of Fort Langley. Above the Fraser River, Kwantlen members drummed and sang before the march continued.

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Kinder Morgan drops civil suit against Burnaby Mountain anti-pipeline protesters

Falling oil prices pose another delay for B.C. pipelines