Tar Sands

Michael Hale
Stop Kinder Morgan rally

B.C. voters did not grant permission for bitumen pipelines

John Paul Tasker
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr speaks to reporters as he arrives at a Liberal caucus retreat in Kelowna, B.C., on Wednesday. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

While some Indigenous activists gear up to fight expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline on the streets and in court, federal Liberal cabinet ministers say there's no going back on their decision to approve the $7.4-billion project.

Inspired by some of the tactics used by protesters at Standing Rock in North Dakota, the Secwepemc Nation, situated along the Trans Mountain route, said Wednesday it was preparing to build "10 tiny houses" in the path of the project's construction as a protest and with the hope of forcing a delay.

Ethan Lou

July 10, 2017 - Canadian lender Desjardins is considering no longer funding energy pipelines, a spokesman said Saturday, citing concerns about the impact such projects may have on the environment.

Fiona Harvey

Analysis of world’s lenders reveals many claim green credentials while still financing fuels like tar sands, oil and coal

June 21, 2017 -  Some of the world’s top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders.

Wilderness Committee

May 30, 2017 — As Kinder Morgan looks to crowdfund its ill-conceived pipeline, the Wilderness Committee is launching a live map so British Columbians can stay up-to-date if the shovels ever do hit the dirt.

Shawn McCarthy

May 15, 2017 - The federal government will unveil a carbon-tax plan this week that would provide breaks for major industrial emitters, while ensuring most Canadians families get rebates to offset higher energy bills.

Carol Linnitt

May12, 2017 -  A bill to restrict the movement of oil off the north coast of British Columbia has been formally tabled by the federal government in the House of Commons, according to a statement released by Transport Canada Friday.


Click here for the videoOn April 23, 2017 the PIPE UP Network and friends took it upon themselves to replant trees in an area that Kinder Morgan had destroyed. 

By James Wilt

For years, Alberta’s government has reassured the public that it has a plan to ensure the oilsands’ 1.2 trillion litres of hazardous tailings are permanently dealt with after mines shut down.

That assertion is becoming less convincing by the day.



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