British Columbia

11/09/19
Author: 
Stephanie Wood
[Top photo: Youth Stop TMX, comprised of Rebecca Wolf Gage (top left), Nina Tran (top right), Olivier Adkin-Kaya (bottom left), and Lena Andres (bottom right) argue Trans Mountain infringes on their constitutional rights. Photos provided by Youth Against TMX]

September 9th 2019

[See tweets at link]

The corporation linked to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project demanded a group of teenagers cover their legal bills — before promptly changing its mind without explanation.

Youth Stop TMX, a group made up of Olivier Adkin-Kaya, 18; Lena Andres, 17; Nina Tran, 18; and Rebecca Wolf Gage, 13, had applied for judicial review of the pipeline project, arguing that it violates their inherent rights to life, liberty, security of person and equality.

11/09/19
Author: 
Laura KaneThe Canadian Press
Numerous hurdles remain before significant construction can begin on the massive project.  TRANS MOUNTAIN

Sept. 10, 2019


VANCOUVER—Barbara Gard calls her three-hectare property, nestled below the forested peak of Sumas Mountain, a “miniature Stanley Park.” Its lush trees and flowing creek reminded her of Vancouver’s majestic park, and she immediately knew she wanted to call it home.

10/09/19
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Burnaby Tank Farm - Tanker Free BC/Facebook

Sept. 8, 2019

Trans Mountain Corporation won’t be able to respond fast enough if one of the bitumen storage tanks in its massive Burnaby Mountain tank farm boils over and spills, according to an audit completed in May by the National Energy Board, before it was replaced by the new Canada Energy Regulator.

08/09/19
Author: 
Kai Nagata - Dogwood BC
If this was a game of hockey, we’d be down to an overtime shootout.

A federal judge has Zambonied a narrow strip of ice for the players to skate on, and six Indigenous legal teams will get to take a shot.

It’s time for the home crowd to stand up and root for them. Please join me in making a donation to the First Nations challenging this toxic, dangerous oil tanker expansion on behalf of all of us.

08/09/19
Author: 
Peter McCartney.
TMX Construction Update Sept - 2019
 
Updates on the Trans Mountain pipeline as of Sept. 2019 from Climate Campaigner Peter McCartney.
07/09/19
Author: 
Briony Penn
Westbridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby

[I keep asking politicians, when I'm in the same inside or outside space with them, "If the Trans Mountain Expansion is so amazingly good for us, why do you have to lie about it? About Asian markets, about price-per-barrel, about number of jobs, about tax revenues?" - Gene McGuckin]

Sept 6, 2019

05/09/19
Author: 
Aaron Saad

If, as the maxim goes, “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” we ought to ask just why it is that good people so often do nothing.

05/09/19
Author: 
Stephanie Wood
Chief Lee Spahan of Coldwater Indian Band celebrating on Aug. 30, 2018, when the Supreme Court overturned the Liberals' first TMX approval. Photo by Michael Ruffolo

September 4th 2019

Chief Lee Spahan from Coldwater Indian Band was happy to hear the news: the Federal Court of Appeal will hear his nation’s legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

But he said there is still “a long road ahead.”

02/09/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox
Clearing along the Peace River in preparation for Site C dam construction, July 12, 2018. Photo: Garth Lenz / The Narwhal

In a six-month trial, the provincial NDP government will have to fight against the treaty rights of Indigenous peoples whose traditional territory and burial grounds will be destroyed by a hydro project — one that now could be cancelled at the eleventh hour

30/08/19
Author: 
Mel Lehan

 

Thank you for this opportunity to speak.

Before my arrest and throughout more than half a century of volunteer community contributions, I’d always worked within the bounds of law.

I took the longer, legal route to reverse government policies because it was viable to take those routes.

But there are things we know, without a doubt, about climate change that made my response to it on Burnaby Mountain fundamentally different.

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