British Columbia

17/05/18
Author: 
BC Government

In total, 1,186 provincial permits are required for the Trans Mountain expansion project, with many involving First Nations consultation.

To date:

17/05/18
Author: 
Sarah Beuhler

[Website editor: Note the interesting account of ENGO strategy re the Kinder Morgan pipeline detailed in this post to a US site.]

A confrontation is brewing on Canada’s west coast, and the stakes could not be higher.

16/05/18
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduces Budget 2018 during a press conference in Ottawa on February 27, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday he is prepared to protect the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion to the west coast against financial loss.

The Trudeau Liberals have been in discussions with Alberta as well as the proponent of Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan, over an arrangement to use public money to back the pipeline.​ British Columbia NDP Premier John Horgan, however, has pledged to use all legal tools available to block its construction.

14/05/18
Author: 
Ameya Charnalia
Hannah Gelderman is an organizer with Climate Justice Edmonton - a group that's at the forefront of anti-pipeline activism in Edmonton. Codie McLachlan for StarMetro

“It’s so rare for people outside the province of Alberta to see that there is opposition here,” said Emma Jackson, co-founder of Climate Justice Edmonton.

EDMONTON—Deep within oil country is a group of anti-pipeline activists who aren’t afraid to challenge Alberta’s reputation as an oil and gas bastion.

14/05/18
Author: 
Simon Little
Demonstrators gather outside TD Tower in Vancouver to call for the bank to divest from Kinder Morgan.  Simon Little / Global News

“Don’t bank on it.”

That was the message from several hundred protesters, who gathered in front of Vancouver’s TD Tower Saturday in a bid to get the bank to divest from Kinder Morgan.

TD was one of six major Canadian financial institutions targeted by demonstrators, but was first in their crosshairs.

14/05/18
Author: 
Justine Hunter

When lawyers for B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government return to the courtroom this summer in the continuing battle over the Site C dam, their co-defendants will be notably absent.

The federal government, which approved the $10.7-billion project in 2014, has served notice to the courts that it will not oppose an injunction that aims to halt construction.

10/05/18
Author: 
Robyn Allan
A May 2013 handout photo of Kinder Morgan's Anchor Loop Project in Jasper, part of the Trans Mountain pipeline. SUNMEDIA

Trans Mountain’s expansion was never commercially viable. It has needed unprecedented support from the get-go when in 2011 the National Energy Board (NEB) approved a $286-million special fee fought by Canadian oil producers. Chevron described it at the time as an “extraordinary precedent … If they (Kinder Morgan) need financing, then they should go to the market” and get it. 

10/05/18
Author: 
Alastair Sharp
Chief Judy Wilson speaks to reporters about Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Que. on May 2, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

May 9th 2018

A Kinder Morgan shareholder vote for an annual environmental sustainability report indicates investor concern about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal, says an Indigenous leader who addressed the company's annual shareholder meeting in Houston on Wednesday.

Chief Judy Wilson was among a group of Canadian Indigenous leaders who reaffirmed their opposition to the Trans Mountain proposal at the meeting where shareholders passed two of three non-binding proposals calling for improved environmental reporting.

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