Canada

12/04/18
Author: 
Stewart Phillip and Serge Simon

Stewart Phillip is Grand Chief of Okanagan Nation and president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Serge ‘Otsi’ Simon is Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake.

As the federal and Alberta governments continue to pull their hair out over the B.C. government’s stand against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and tanker project, it’s important to point out, as we’ve been doing for years, that the pipeline company doesn’t have the consent of all First Nations along the route. In fact, many of them are strongly opposed to the project.

12/04/18
Author: 
40 Quebec Groups
Trudeau Legacy?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

40 GROUPS IN QUEBEC FROM THE ENERGY EAST FIGHT TELL JUSTIN TRUDEAU: DO NOT TURN THE KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE INTO YOUR POLITICAL LEGACY

 

Montreal, 12 avril 2018 - Today, 40 groups and organizations in Quebec sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, as well as Minister Catherine McKenna and Minister Jim Carr, urging the government to immediately cease supporting the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.

 

12/04/18
Author: 
Colby Cosh

On Sunday night, the infrastructure company Kinder Morgan announced that it is mothballing the planned expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline and will cancel the project unless it has an agreement among “stakeholders” before May 31. Kinder Morgan’s press release goes on to describe what such an “agreement” means: the government of British Columbia has to promise to stop farting around.

12/04/18
Author: 
Jennifer Ditchburn

April 11, 2018

Despite what you hear from pundits and politicians, the constitutional rights of Indigenous people are not some secondary part of the Kinder Morgan saga.

Imagine if decades from now a student of Canadian political history is digging into the Kinder Morgan pipeline saga. What kind of picture would she get from scanning the news databases from April 2018?

10/04/18
Author: 
Ainslie Cruickshank and David P. Ball
Will George (centre) speaks with organizers during a protest at the gates of Kinder Morgan's Burnaby Mountain facility on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  The next day, Kinder Morgan announced it is pulling all non-essential spending from its Trans Mountain pipeline project.  (JESSE WINTER / STARMETRO, VANCOUVER)

Vancouver—Experts aren’t surprised by Kinder Morgan’s decision to pull back spending on the Trans Mountain expansion, saying it’s “highly unlikely” the pipeline will be built in the face of enduring resistance and limited demand.

After a years-long battle with B.C. municipalities, First Nations and environmentalists, and now the premier — shaking investors’ faith —the company announced it would stall all non-essential spending Sunday.

“There’s a lot of strategic stupidity here,” said regulatory lawyer Bill Gallagher.

09/04/18
Author: 
Mike De Souza & Carl Meyer

Energy giant Kinder Morgan has blinked in the face of relentless opposition from British Columbia to its plans to build a major oil pipeline.

The Texas multinational energy company announced on Sunday that it was suspending all non-essential spending on its Trans Mountain expansion project, threatening to cancel it if it fails to reach an agreement with B.C. and other stakeholders over how to proceed.

09/04/18
Author: 
Kelly Cryderman and Ian Bailey
Protesters opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline extension defy a court order and block an entrance to the company's property, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday.  DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS
APRIL 8, 2018
 
Kinder Morgan has suspended all “non-essential” spending on its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion due to opposition from the British Columbia government, issuing an ultimatum that it won’t commit any more dollars to the $7.4-billion project unless it can get agreement from the province to stand aside by the end of May.
06/04/18
Author: 
James Wilt
File photo of oilsands facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta by Andrew S. Wright

This article was originally published in DeSmog Canada on April 2, 2018. Republished with permission.

After more than a year of public hearings, the federal government unveiled its new and improved environmental assessment legislation in February 2018 with much ado.

04/04/18
Author: 
Bruce Anderson

"One could look at the following report and think, “How convenient... ‘our research shows everyone must get behind our middle-of-the-road neoliberal policies, otherwise we're doomed.’"

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