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Jonathan Watts
The Royal Dutch Shell stand at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Friends of the Earth demands the oil firm move away from fossil fuels to comply with Paris deal

The global flurry of legal campaigns against “big oil” has widened, with Royal Dutch Shell being threatened with legal action unless it steps up efforts to comply with the Paris climate agreement.

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.

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.

Emma Gilchrist
Illustration: Carol Linnitt with imagery from Richard Elzey via Flickr

[Editor: This is a great article! A must read.]


March 29, 2018
On a certain level, Vivian Krause and her cadre are right when they accuse Canadian non-profits of taking foreign money. American philanthropists do give money to Canadian non-profits.

There’s just one thing: it’s neither surprising nor clandestine.


Yesterday, I joined a team of Ottawa area residents to form a ‘Pipeline Evidence Unit’. Our goal was to search the Prime Minister's Office and government buildings on Parliament Hill for any shred of evidence proving that Kinder Morgan is -- as Trudeau claims climate safe, spill-proof and compatible with Canada’s commitments to Indigenous rights.

Watch this video to see what we found:

Changing the Game: Lessons from Stopping the Tesoro Savage Terminal
Facebook online video conference: How a grassroots effort in Washington fought big oil and won
Sarah Cox
Premier John Horgan announces his government's plans to proceed with the Site C dam, December 11, 2017. Photo: Province of B.C. via Flick

The NDP government’s arithmetic on Site C cancellation costs is “deeply flawed,” has “no logic at all,” and is “appalling,” according to three project financing experts.  

Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver

Want some more skills when confronting Kinder Morgan? Here are some upcoming training sessions to help you out. [More details in events]

Peter McCartney

Who do these Texas cowboys think they are?

Here in BC, we have rules — and when Kinder Morgan installed snow fencing in seven BC streams to prevent salmon from spawning this fall, they stomped on them.


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