Oil - Pipelines

Dustin Godfrey
A group of Burnaby residents released a statement Tuesday expressing their dissatisfaction with a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal that dismissed challenges from Indigenous communities to the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Photograph By TRANS MOUNTAIN PHOTO

Feb. 4, 2020

Federal Court of Appeal found the Government of Canada's renewed consultations with Indigenous communities was adequate

A group of Burnaby residents has issued a statement expressing “deep disappointment” in a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeals that shot down Indigenous opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

Jody Wilson-Raybould
Understanding the period of transition and of nation building or rebuilding is key to making sense of the conflict regarding Coastal GasLink’s pipeline and who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en people – A rally for the Wet’suwet’en Nation in Smithers, B.C. seen here on Jan. 10, 2020 – in approving or not approving developments through their territory.  JIMMY JEONG/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

JANUARY 24, 20

“Our people are in a profound period of transition and of nation building or rebuilding.”

I said these words when I was regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations some eight years ago. They remain true today.


There is some interesting information on Leadnow's strategy to try and stop the Teck mine and mention of the Canadian 'Green New Deal' but it is worthwhile particularly to watch the guest on this video of the webinar of Jan. 29, 2020.   So if you don't have time to watch the whole thing you can go to 28:28 to watch Ariel Deranger, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

The link is here.



First Nations Leaders
‘Is this a scorecard of how many First Nations say yes compared to those who say no? Is that how we measure rights and title?’ Photo by Michael Toledano.

Premiered Nov 1, 2019



Watch here.


[Photo: ‘Is this a scorecard of how many First Nations say yes compared to those who say no? Is that how we measure rights and title?’ Photo by Michael Toledano.]




Shane McNeil

Jan. 20, 2020

[See video at link.]

It’s too soon to call an end to Canada’s regulatory uncertainty around pipelines, despite recent advancements with Keystone XL and the Trans Mountain expansion project, according to a former TC Energy Corp. chief executive officer.

John Paul Tasker ·

 Jan 16, 2020 

'Today it's heavy oil, tomorrow it could be anything else,' Justice Malcolm Rowe says at hearing

 [Watch video of Alberta Government here.]

Rolly Montpellier
Alberta Tar Sands

Please allow me to introduce Version 2.0 of the Justin Trudeau Climate Playbook. Version 1.0 came just after the COP21 climate talks that led to the Paris Agreement. Version 2.0 is just now surfacing and follows COP25 in Madrid which ended in dismal failure. Both versions are set against the same familiar background of the Alberta Tar Sands expansion.

Climate Playbook Version 1.0 — 2015

Charlie Smith
When Premier John Horgan announced that his government was proceeding with the $10.7-billion Site C dam, it created a long-standing rift with some members of his party.

Jan. 4, 2020

This morning, I reflected on how frustrating it must be for some members of the B.C. NDP as they watch their government in action.

Teachers have learned that Premier John Horgan isn't seriously committed to upsetting the status quo that was established in public education through 16 years of rule by the B.C. Liberals. 

People who think about the climate every day recognize that this NDP government is thoroughly and utterly committed to supporting the LNG carbon bomb in Kitimat that will rely on fracked natural gas.

Kelvin Gwley
Protesters, including Stacy Gallagher (second from left) stand in the driveway of Trans Mountain's Burnaby Mountain tank farm on Dec. 2, 2019. Photograph By KELVIN GAWLEY

JANUARY 9, 2020

Two pipeline opponents charged with violating a court-ordered injunction. One arrested for refusing to sign paper.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered two Indigenous men to stay at least 500 metres away from Trans Mountain’s pipeline facilities in Burnaby.

Barry Saxifrage
Real-time flight mapping by flightradar24.com -- December 18, 2019

January 7th 2020

The global aviation industry has started burning jet fuel like there is no tomorrow. Its climate pollution is rocketing upward. And hoped-for "solutions" like biofuels and electric planes are being buried by the rising flood of emissions. In response, a growing number of climate-concerned people, including the world's most famous climate champion, Greta Thunberg, are advocating for less flying.


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