Oil - Pipelines

Eugene Kung

January 29, 2018

“Regardless of your views on this particular pipeline (we are opposed, in case that wasn’t clear), anyone who thinks their locally-elected government or local First Nations shouldn’t get railroaded by a US corporation just because they have a federal approval should be very concerned about these recent developments.”


January 30, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law applauds a new provincial plan announced today to restrict the transportation of diluted bitumen in BC unless the science shows that spills can safely be cleaned up. A proposed regulation limiting increased bitumen shipments by pipeline or rail is a welcome safety measure for the environment and public health, say the environmental lawyers, and an important warning for Kinder Morgan if it continues to pursue its Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project.

Jenny Uechi

The B.C. government has introduced new oil spill regulations that include restrictions on transportation until "the behaviour of spilled bitumen can be better understood."

The measures announced Tuesday could complicate Texas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan's plan to expand its Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Alberta to the B.C. coast.

CBC staff The Current
The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi is engulfed in fire in the East China Sea, on Jan. 13, 2018. (China Daily via Reuters)

It's an oil spill the size of Paris. But only now is the world's attention catching up with the vast scale of the disaster in the East China Sea — the largest tanker spill in decades.

The crash itself happened weeks ago when an Iranian tanker called the Sanchi collided with a Chinese freighter on January 6 and burst into flames, later sinking. Thirty-two crew members are presumed dead.

Emilee Gilpin
Prime Minister Trudeau announces the federal government's Oceans Protection Plan in Vancouver, B.C. on Mon. Nov. 7, 2016. File photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey

The Trudeau government approved the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion project after being told in a series of memos that First Nations believed its "paternalistic" approach to consultations was both "unrealistic" and "inadequate," reveal newly-released records obtained by National Observer.

Laura Kane
Kinder Morgan wants NEB to override Burnaby, B.C. bylaws. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER — Municipalities and residents in British Columbia are set to argue that the proposed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would damage sensitive ecosystems, harm public parks and trails and adversely impact homeowners.

The National Energy Board will hold hearings starting Monday on the route that would run through Burnaby, Coquitlam and north Surrey. Burnaby is a major opponent of the project and has publicly battled Kinder Morgan Canada.

Simon Davis-Cohen
Photo: Ty Campbell via The Red Line Salish Sea
NINE MONTHS AFTER pipeline opponents in Washington state staged a protest that blocked freeway traffic, Facebook ended a protracted legal standoff with a county prosecutor, turning over detailed records on the indigenous-led group behind the demonstration.
City of Burnaby

City’s Opposition to Kinder Morgan Pipeline Route Highlighted in Video Released Today



January 18, 2018

News Release

City of Burnaby to Participate in Kinder Morgan Pipeline Route 
Hearing, January 23-25

City also Releases Video Detailing Reasons Route Should Not be Approved

National Energy Board

News by National Energy Board

Transmitted by Cision on January 18, 2018 17:04 ET


CALGARY, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) today announced a process to resolve potential future permitting disputes between Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain) and provincial and municipal authorities for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.


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