Oil - Pipelines

14/04/18
Author: 
Thomas Sisk
The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain facility in Edmonton on April 6, 2017. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

April 13, 2018

Until now, I have hesitated to criticize the environmental policies of the Trudeau government because of its public commitment to improving transparency, re-establishing the role of science in policymaking, and advancing a pan-Canadian climate plan. But the showdown over Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline has exposed the fact that science has become a casualty of the policymaking process, making resolution of this dispute – and protection of the environment – less likely.

12/04/18
Author: 
Konrad Yakabuski
You needed only watch Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s face as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to push through the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to understand that, however this crisis ends, the nature of federal power will never be the same.

The two leaders were on the same stage Monday to announce an extension to Montreal’s Métro. But all the national reporters who attended their press conference wanted to know was what the Prime Minister is going to do about the Kinder Morgan ultimatum on Trans Mountain that is throwing a wrench into his sunny ways.

12/04/18
Author: 
Jason Proctor

Despite sparring between provinces and Ottawa, pipeline's future likely depends on court challenges

Posted: Apr 12, 2018 

Between boycotts, showdowns, shareholder action and emergency cabinet meetings, it's easy to overlook the lack of a crucial perspective in the white noise currently surrounding Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion project.

But if Indigenous voices are missing from this moment's very public pipeline debate, it's not because they're not speaking.

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.

10/04/18
Author: 
Keith Fraser

April 9, 2018

A judge is asking B.C.’s Attorney-General Ministry to take over the case of Kinder Morgan protesters who have been arrested for allegedly violating a court injunction.

Last month, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Affleck issued the injunction restricting protests at Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project in Burnaby. Since then nearly 150 people have been arrested.

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.

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