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Kinder Morgan Canada, a unit of Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc., said in a statement it is also asking the National Energy Board (NEB) regulator to set up a process to make an "expedited determination" for future such cases. In this file photo, pipes are seen at the pipeyard at the Trans Mountain facility in Kamloops, B.C. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Burnaby, B.C., has long opposed the expansion over environmental concerns

Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. said Thursday that it has been unable to gain permits from the coastal city of Burnaby, B.C., for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and is appealing to the national regulator for construction approval.

Burnaby has long opposed the expansion over environmental concerns, and the lack of permits from the city adds to the hurdles facing the $7.4-billion expansion, as North American energy projects face increasing opposition from activists.

Claudia Cattaneo
This file photo taken on April 22, 2010 shows a U.S. Coast Guard image first released on April 22, 2010 of fire boat response crews as they battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010.AFP PHOTO / US COAST GUARD /

The oil sector is particularly vulnerable to accidents now because it’s on the rebound, which means many inexperienced people are brought in with little training

Within two weeks of surviving the Deepwater Horizon disaster, barely functioning physically or emotionally, Mike Williams was picked up on his release from the hospital and driven to a hotel where 28 lawyers were waiting to grill him.

Derrick O'Keefe

Vancouver’s political revolution has begun. In less than three months a dynamic movement coalesced around Jean Swanson, an incorruptible stalwart of the city’s left who was persuaded to run as an independent in a civic by-election.

Tracy Sherlock
B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman announces new measures to stop Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion with B.C. Attorney General David Eby on Thurs. Aug. 10, 2017 in Vancouver, B.C. Photo by The Canadian Press

Due to an absurd legal twist, the new NDP government in B.C. has opposed the Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in one courtroom while preparing to defend the expansion in another.

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Kayaktivists Resisting New Pipeline Send Message to Kinder Morgan in Canada (Photo & Video)
Cam Fenton


This is an email I hoped to never have to send. Kinder Morgan has started construction on its export terminal in the Burrard Inlet despite tremendous opposition from First Nations and communities all along its route, without support from the BC government and with no real climate considerations. The company is bulldozing ahead with their plans -- and they have the full support of the Trudeau government.

Kenneth Jackson
The AFN executive in a meeting with Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, back to the camera with dark suit Sept. 28. Twitter photo

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) slammed the brakes on drafting legislative amendments on environmental and regulatory processes with the Trudeau government last month saying it had become strangers within the process.

Regional Chief Isadore Day said it was supposed to be a co-development of legislative changes but it became clear to him – and other regional chiefs – that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was moving ahead without them.

Shawn McCarthy

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First Nations leaders have halted their collaboration with Liberal government on developing environmental legislation, arguing Ottawa is failing to make good on its vaunted commitments to work in partnership with Indigenous people.

Ashifa Kassam

Alberta’s oil and gas industry – Canada’s largest producer of fossil fuel resources – could be emitting 25 to 50% more methane than previously believed, new research has suggested.

James Munson

The Liberals’ transparency bill will make it harder for First Nations to defend their treaties, lawyers and experts who work for First Nations said Monday.

The federal government currently faces 58 ongoing claims in a special court tasked with handling allegations the Crown has breached a treaty. The claims, called ‘specific claims’ in government lingo, can often lead to compensation in the hundreds of millions of dollars.


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