Oil - Pipelines

13/01/18
Author: 
CTV Vancouver

Two anti-pipeline protesters who were arrested after police forced their way into a camper on Burnaby Mountain Wednesday evening are facing obstruction charges. 

The RCMP said the First Nations women locked themselves inside while officers were trying to execute a warrant at the camper, which is parked at the protest site across the street from Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline terminal.

Videos captured by activists depict a chaotic scene, with onlookers screaming as a large group of Mounties surround the camper and use a battering ram to break open the door.

11/01/18
Author: 
David P. Ball
JENNIFER GAUTHIER / METRO Order this photo  RCMP Division Liaison Team member Sgt. Dave Smith attempts to negotiate with a protester who identified herself as Yuni Urchin, who refused to descend from the roof of an illegally parked camper outside the Kinder Morgan tank farm on Burnaby Mountain on Jan. 10, 2018.

An anti-pipeline protester refused to get off the roof of an illegally parked camper Wednesday afternoon on Burnaby Mountain, preventing the city from towing it away from near Kinder Morgan's oil tank farm.

Members of Burnaby RCMP detachment unsuccessfully attempted to talk her down, warning police could return to arrest her, potentially leading to a judge banning her from the area altogether.

11/01/18
Author: 
Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein
From: Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein for 350.org <350@350.org>
Date: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:02 AM
Subject: The tide is turning against fossil fuels
 

Dear Friends,

11/01/18
Author: 
Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath
The indigenous group and their supporters are calling for the state to respect native treaty rights [Austin Smith/Courtesy of 350 Seattle]

 

Sitting in a tarpee erected outside the Capitol Building in the US state of Washington, seven Indigenous women and their supporters have vowed to stay put.

They will stay until they are either arrested or politicians take action on climate change and native treaty rights.

"We will be here as long as they let us be here," said Eva, a member of Santee Sioux Tribe.

11/01/18
Author: 
Carl Meyer
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, centre, holds a press conference Jan. 10, 2018 to announce a lawsuit against oil companies and a plan to divest from fossil fuel reserve owners. Photo by Benjamin Kanter / Mayoral Photography Office

Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy ripped through the most populous city in the United States, spreading destruction fueled by climate change. Today, New York City's mayor said it was time to "break the cycle" by suing the culprits — fossil fuel companies.

08/01/18
Author: 
National Observer

On Thursday, the Trump Administration moved to open up vast expanses of protected coastline for offshore drilling. The plan opens up 90 percent of U.S. offshore reserves to private companies: from 2019 to 2024, forty-seven new leases are planned for the waters off Alaska, California, the Eastern seaboard and Gulf of Mexico.

08/01/18
Author: 
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says B.C. chiefs are ready to take on what he calls Battleground 2018.

“As the days start to grow longer, there remains a smouldering, undiminished sense of determination, inspiration and hope in our hearts as we approach Battleground 2018,” wrote Phillip in a New Year’s Day statement issued Monday.

Related: Battle against Kinder Morgan far from over, say First Nations

07/01/18
Author: 
Rex Weyler
Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde (right) and Achuar leader Domingo Paes sign a protocol of cooperation in the court battle against Chevron for environmental damage in Ecuador. Photo December 6, 2017 courtesy of AFN

The Assembly of First Nations has teamed up with Indigenous groups from Ecuador on the Canadian battleground for one of the largest environmental claims in history.

07/01/18
Author: 
Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri
Internal TigerSwan documents provide a detailed picture of how the mercenary firm surveilled Dakota Access Pipeline opponents and infiltrated protest camps.
07/01/18
Author: 
Heather Bellow

A discharge of 16,500 gallons of "hazardous wastewater" from pipeline testing in Agawam has prompted intervention by the two U.S. senators that represent Massachusetts.

In a letters to federal regulators, U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren said Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.'s release of pressure testing wastewater Nov. 20 poses a threat to public health and the environment in surrounding communities.

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