Emilee Gilpin
Prime Minister Trudeau announces the federal government's Oceans Protection Plan in Vancouver, B.C. on Mon. Nov. 7, 2016. File photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey

The Trudeau government approved the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion project after being told in a series of memos that First Nations believed its "paternalistic" approach to consultations was both "unrealistic" and "inadequate," reveal newly-released records obtained by National Observer.

Laura Kane
Kinder Morgan wants NEB to override Burnaby, B.C. bylaws. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER — Municipalities and residents in British Columbia are set to argue that the proposed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would damage sensitive ecosystems, harm public parks and trails and adversely impact homeowners.

The National Energy Board will hold hearings starting Monday on the route that would run through Burnaby, Coquitlam and north Surrey. Burnaby is a major opponent of the project and has publicly battled Kinder Morgan Canada.

Kevin Orlnad

Alberta's tailings ponds cover about 97 square miles and hold enough waste to fill more than half a million Olympic-size swimming pools

[Provincial regulators estimate that cleaning up oilsands facilities represents a $27 billion liability, of which the companies have posted only about $1 billion in security. Environmental groups say the cost could be much higher.​]
Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

CALGARY — A moratorium on loans for energy pipeline projects has been lifted, Desjardins Group said Wednesday, as it vowed to consider environmental, social and governance practices of clients in all future lending decisions.

The decision in July to temporarily stop pipeline loans had been applauded by environmental groups and First Nations opposed to oilsands development who urged the Quebec credit union to make the freeze permanent.

Jeff Lewis, the Canadian Press

Kinder Morgan wins appeal over Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Mike De Souza
Indigenous protesters drum up support in their battle against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion pipeline in Vancouver, B.C. on Tues. Nov. 29, 2016. Photo by Roger Pimenta

Canada's energy regulator says Texas energy giant Kinder Morgan doesn't have to follow all the rules of a city at the end of the route of its major west coast pipeline expansion project.

Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)

December 7, 2017, BURNABY, BC.

Media Release – Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)



How many calls will save us from a Kinder Morgan tank farm explosion?


Gary Mason / Coast Protectors

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is fighting a pipeline war on two fronts. It's difficult to say whether she's winning either campaign.

Brandi Morin
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is advocating for the expedited building of pipelines like the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion in B.C. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Rachel Notley advocated expedited building of pipelines like the Trans Mountain expansion

First Nations chiefs opposed to oilsands development are decrying Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's promises to incorporate climate change commitments while pushing for more pipelines to be built.

Notley advocated for the expedited building of pipelines like Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion in B.C. during a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday.



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