Briar Stewart
Those protesting included members from various environmental groups, such as Greenpeace USA, Protectors of the Salish Sea and 350 Seattle. (Briar Stewart/CBC)

'We are going to not allow Kinder Morgan to finish this pipeline,' says protester

More than 200 kilometres south of where the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is slated to end, environmental groups in the U.S. took to the water in Seattle on Sunday to add their voices to ongoing opposition to the project.

While the roughly 1,200-kilometre pipeline won't cross into the U.S., protesters are concerned about an increase in oil tanker traffic, which would depart from the terminal in Burnaby, B.C., and navigate across the Salish Sea.

Stewart Phillip and Tara Houska
The Grand Chief of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, Stewart Phillip, gives a news conference with indigenous leaders and politicians opposed to the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline in Vancouver, Canada on April 16. 2018. Behind is William George, a member of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation and a guardian at the watch house near Kinder Morgan Inc. Burnaby oil facility.Photo: Darryl Dyck, SUB / Associated Press

Shareholders at Kinder Morgan’s annual general meeting passed resolutions compelling the company to account for the risk that climate change poses to its business.

Jim Bronskill

May 3, 2018

The federal government has lost a court bid to overturn a NAFTA ruling involving a Nova Scotia quarry and marine terminal project, sparking renewed concerns about the trade deal’s effects on Canada’s environmental regime.

The U.S. firm that backed the proposed project welcomed the Federal Court of Canada decision, while environmental groups said it highlights how the North American Free Trade Agreement hamstrings Canada’s ability to protect its ecology.

Elliott Negin
Exxon climate protesters during climate rally march in Washington, D.C., November 10, 2015. Photo Credit: Johnny Silvercloud/Flickr CC
Communities in Colorado—one of the fastest-warming states—have joined coastal cities in trying to make Big Oil pay.

Two Colorado counties and the city of Boulder are suing ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy, Canada's largest oil company, to hold them responsible for climate change-related damage to their communities.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a state district court by Boulder, Boulder County and San Miguel County, is seeking compensation for damage and adaptation costs resulting from extreme weather events.

The Real News
March 31, 2018

In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year but Sierra Club's Jodi Perras says that's 'a drop in the bucket' for the company which made a profit of $330 million last year.

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.

Harry Weber
29 Mar 2018 

Kinder Morgan is being asked by shareholders to issue a report by the fall that sets targets for reducing methane emissions and details its plans to monitor operations for such releases.

Kurtis Alexander
Shell, whose Martinez refinery is shown, is one of the fossil-fuel corporations scheduled to answer U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s eight questions about climate change in court on Wednesday. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle
March 19, 2018
A San Francisco judge who must decide whether to hold the world’s largest oil companies responsible for global warming is ordering up what many are calling the most comprehensive, and unusual, debate on climate change that the courts have seen.
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. "


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