Oil - Pipelines

Emilee Gilpin

Oct 30, 2017

[Environmentalist Karen Mahon shows her arrest papers, calling her to court February 28 for an act of mischief. Oct. 29, 2017. Photo by Emilee Gilpin - see photo with original]

When federal police were called to arrest people protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project in Burnaby on Saturday, two conflicting and equally powerful emotions came over veteran environmentalist Karen Mahon.

Martin Lukacs
The Syncrude tar sands facility near Fort McKay, in Alberta, Canada. Photograph: Aaron Huey/National Geographic/Getty Images

Data shows companies made much higher payments to developing countries in 2016 than to Canadian, provincial governments

Thursday 26 October 2017 

Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian. 

Nia Williams and Ethan Lou
Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project's oil storage tank farm is seen in Burnaby, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

OCTOBER 27, 2017

The city of Burnaby, British Columbia, accused Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd of disrespecting municipal regulations on Friday, after the company appealed to Canada's energy regulator for approval to start work on its Trans Mountain oil pipeline.

The company, a unit of Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc , on Thursday asked the National Energy Board for approval to start some construction work in Burnaby as it has been unable to obtain the necessary permits from the city.

Gene McGuckin

Thanks for being here, ready to protect this coast—and so much more!

I’m Gene McGuckin, a spokesperson for BROKE, Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion.

National Observer
Ocean Hyland (left) and elder Ta'ah (Amy George) of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation address the crowd, Oct. 28, 2017. Photo by Zack Embree

Pipeline protests escalated in B.C. on Saturday as First Nations and environmental activists paddled into Vancouver harbour in an attempt to disrupt construction at Kinder Morgan's pipeline terminal.

Kayactivists and RCMP Oct. 28, 2017 event

"Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline Will Never Be Built"

[see video with original]


For Immediate Release

Cates Park | Whey-ah-Wichen, Vancouver – RCMP arrested four "kayaktivists" who roped themselves to a Kinder Morgan barge in Burrard Inlet to protest the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project this afternoon.

Thomson Reuters
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.

Jessica Clogg & Andrew Gage

The past year has seen communities around the world dealing with major weather events. Here in Canada flooding in Quebec and unprecedented wildfires in BC displaced tens of thousands, while the southern U.S. and South East Asia suffered from intense storms. Forget about polar bears – these communities are the new face of climate change.

the Indigenous americans
Standing Rock protest

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline.

A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects.


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