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Experts say it only takes one First Nation to stop the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in court.

Kinder Morgan is the big winner and Canadians are the big losers of a deal to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and Expansion Project with public funds, one Vancouver-based lawyer says.

Eugene Kung with West Coast Environmental Law says the project won't have legal certainty any time soon, as several First Nations are currently awaiting a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal on whether they were adequately consulted by the Canadian government.

Uniocorn Riot

See video here: https://vimeo.com/277705697 

On June 28, 2018, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted to approve the Line 3 oil pipeline over public opposition. Winona LaDuke spoke to the crowd outside after the PUC vote:

"Minnesota and Enbridge have asked us if this is gonna be like Standing Rock. And they have gotten their Standing Rock...It is time to come to Minnesota to protect the water."

Bill Burgess


[Arrested on March 17, Burgess was sentenced to a $3000 fine on June 28 after a 5 day trial.]


I wish to first say something about myself, and then propose a sentence.

I have been found guilty of breaching a Court order to not obstruct access to part of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and for bringing the administration of justice into disrepute by doing this in a public way.

Joseph Keefe

PetroChina has shipped its first gasoline to Canada on June 20, the company's official newspaper said on Thursday.
35,000 tonnes of gasoline was shipped from PetroChina's Guangxi Qinzhou refinery to Vancouver, PetroChina said, marking the company's latest efforts to expand sales in new markets such as Japan and Australia amid a rising domestic glut in fuel .

Sinopec's Tianjin refinery also shipped diesel to Australia for the first time on Tuesday.




Trans Mountain Pipeline / defence - Court File S-183541

To: Justice Affleck         From: George Rammell, arrested March 22nd.

I’m pleading guilty to the charge of criminal contempt for protesting at the gates of Kinder Morgan’s oil tank farm in Burnaby on March 22nd, 2018.

Chris Campbell
Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson just before she was arrested at the Burnaby Mountain tank farm owned by Kinder Morgan.  Photograph By TZEPORAH BERMAN/CONTRIBUTED

At least nine people were arrested Saturday (June 30) afternoon at the gates of Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Mountain tank farm in the first mass arrest since a beefed-up injunction was approved by a judge.

Included in the group of people arrested was Order of Canada recipient and current Vancouver council candidate Jean Swanson, who is 75 years old.

She could face as much as seven days in jail and a hefty fine.

Mike De Souza
BP Canada reported a spill of about 136,000 litres of drilling mud from its West Aquarius drilling platform on June 22, 2018. Handout photo from BP Canada

BP Canada has spewed out 136,000 litres of a toxic mud into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Halifax during deepwater offshore exploratory oil drilling, a federal regulator said Friday in a special bulletin.

Zoe Yunker, Jessica Dempsey & James Rowe
Globally, over $6 trillion of investments have been declared fossil fuel free. AP PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS, FILE

If you have a public pension in B.C., your retirement savings are likely fuelling the climate change crisis.

The pensions of over half a million British Columbians are administered by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), formerly known as the bcIMC. It’s the fourth-largest pension fund manager in Canada and controls one of the province’s largest pools of wealth, totalling $135.5 billion.

As It Happens - CBC

June 29, 2018, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Effects 
Eight years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists uncover an ugly truth: it's having long-lasting effects on even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Listen here at 41:00 http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-friday-full-episode-1.4728246

Ian Angus - retired SFU Humanities professor

[ Editor: Linked below are Ian Angus' statement to the court against and his recent interview with an Ontario radio programme about Kinder Morgan:



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