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First Nations launching call for mass demonstration to protest Trans Mountain

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Drummers from the Kwantlen First Nation at a Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain, 2013. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

by Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail,

First Nations communities and their supporters are planning to ratchet up on-the-ground resistance to Kinder Morgan Inc.’s planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline with a call for a mass demonstration on Burnaby Mountain in March. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations, eco-tour owners shocked at Kinder Morgan razor wire fence


The floating construction fence around the Westridge terminal, as seen from Burrard Inlet. photo supplied Bob Putnam

Floating fence installed around oil terminal construction zone

by Jane Seyd, North Shore News, November 9, 2017

Owners of North Shore eco-tourism businesses and members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation say they’re upset and disheartened after a large floating construction fence with razor wire on top was installed 350 metres into Burrard Inlet in preparation for work on an expanded Kinder Morgan oil terminal. Read the rest of this entry

Activists claim they’ve “shut down” Kinder Morgan’s geotechnical operations in Burrard Inlet

First Nations canoeists protest pipeline twinning

CBC News, Sept 1, 2012

Dozens of paddlers in First Nations canoes took to the water Saturday to protest the twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, a project which proposes to dramatically increase crude oil shipments from Alberta to Burnaby. Read the rest of this entry

Tsleil-Waututh band joins opposition to Enbridge Pipeline

Toronto Sun/QMI Agency, July 08, 2012

A B.C.-based First Nations community has added its name to the list of opponents of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.  Following a ceremony Saturday, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation signed the Save the Fraser Declaration, an indigenous law ban on tar sands pipelines through First Nations traditional territories.  The Declaration also bans tar sands oil tankers in the ocean migration routes of Fraser River salmon on the north and south coasts of B.C. Read the rest of this entry

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Opposes Kinder Morgan’s Campaign To Make Vancouver An Oil Port City‏

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Oil tanker off of Chevron refinery in Burrard Inlet, the facility used by Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline to export Tar Sands oil.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief Justin George stated in November 2011 that his community considers Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline “a risk too great to accept”. “Now that some of the details of this plan have been released” says George, “we want to make it crystal clear that we will oppose any and all increased oil tanker traffic in the Inlet and we oppose the notion of Kinder Morgan turning Vancouver into an oil port city.” Read the rest of this entry