Rising Tide North America Collective

The Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline is spilling into drinking water aquifers, on sacred sites, and feeding catastrophic climate change, and this pipeline wouldn’t be possible without major insurers backing the project.

Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)

PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 4, 2020  [See  Aug. 5 action:]

“I didn’t expect to find myself living in a tree at 63 years of age.”

Public health physician risks arrest to draw attention to climate and health impacts of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion 

Chelsea Nash
 Guy Smith - The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) president Guy Smith said his union is agitating and educating its members in preparation for a "looming battle" with the provincial government.
This fall, we will see again and again how the petitions for "a just recovery" and the calls to "build back better" must be backed up by working class defiance and working class solidarity. And not just in Alberta....
             - Gene McGuckin, retired past president, CEP Local 1129
July 21, 2020
Dan Healing
An oil sands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2014. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

July 28th 2020

Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank is joining a lengthening list of European lenders and insurance companies that say they won't back new oilsands projects.

The German bank said Monday its new fossil fuels policy will also prohibit investing in projects that use hydraulic fracturing or fracking in countries with scarce water supplies, and all new oil and gas projects in the Arctic region.

Lauren Krugel

July 28th 2020


An environmental law group wants a court to suspend the Alberta government's inquiry into oil and gas industry critics until there's a decision on whether it's legal.

The United Conservative government contends foreign interests are bankrolling environmental opposition to Canadian fossil-fuel projects.

In June 2019, It appointed forensic accountant Steve Allan to head a public inquiry.

Carl Meyer
Construction on the Burnaby Terminal continues as Trans Mountain prepares to install 14 new storage tanks. Photo: Trans Mountain

July 22nd 2020

Zurich Insurance Group has decided not to renew coverage of the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to a media report.

The news comes roughly a year after the large Swiss insurance company declared it would reject companies that operate “purpose-built” transportation infrastructure for oilsands products, including pipelines.


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