Protest - Revolt

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.

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.

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.

First Nations Leaders


Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Bob Chamberlin and Chief Judy Wilson to join defense of Indigenous Title and Rights from Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline project


WHAT:                  Indigenous leaders to take action at Kinder Morgan construction site.


WHEN:                 Saturday April 7th, 11:00 AM PDT


Michael Mayer
Delta 5 members in front of courthouse by Delta 5 Trial
March 29, 2018

It's a defense that goes back centuries, but has recently been mentioned in cases involving environmental activists.

Sophie Woodrooffe / Staff Writer
A woman protests in front of the TD Bank in Sechelt. Demonstrators demanded that the bank divest from the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. - SOPHIE WOODROOFFE PHOTO

Two dozen protesters waved signs emblazoned with Rich Uncle Pennybags and chanted anti-Kinder Morgan slogans outside TD Bank in Sechelt as part of a weekend bank protest blitz involving nine TD Banks in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

“We are regular people who want a green environment for our children, our grandchildren,” said Bozena Whibbs, who co-organized the Sechelt event with her husband, Fred Whibbs.

Jessica Leeder

MARCH 22, 2018 

When Justin Brake made the move that would ultimately result in criminal charges against him, the journalist did not see himself as breaking the law.

He thought it would protect him.

Andrea Germanos
Defendants and legal team pose for a photo after their March 27, 2018 trail on the steps of the West Roxbury, Mass. courthouse. (Photo: Peter Bowden/flickr/cc)
March 28, 2018

"We are part of the movement that's standing up and saying, 'We won't let this go by on our watch.'"

Climate activists are cheering after a district judge in Boston on Tuesday ruled that 13 fossil fuel pipeline protesters were not responsible for any infraction because of the necessity of their actions.

Bill McKibben, who was slated to be an expert witness in their case, tweeted a celebratory "Good golly!' in response to the ruling, adding, "This may be a first in America. "

Dylan Waisman
Photo of people in Burnaby protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion on March 24, 2018. Photo by Trevor Mack

The City of Burnaby is taking its fight with Kinder Morgan over municipal bylaws up to the Supreme Court of Canada. The announcement comes on the heels of the Federal Court of Appeal's refusal on Monday to hear the City of Burnaby’s appeal, leaving the Supreme Court as Burnaby’s last option to enforce its bylaws.

National Observer

Indigenous Watch House guardian Will George called for a pause in blockades and a "week of ceremony" after 172 people were arrested over the past week blockading Kinder Morgan's pipeline terminal in Burnaby B.C.. George made the announcement on Saturday when 57 people were arrested in a single day blocking the gates to the Texas-based company's tank farm.


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