Environmental Groups

Emilee Gilpin

Oct 30, 2017

[Environmentalist Karen Mahon shows her arrest papers, calling her to court February 28 for an act of mischief. Oct. 29, 2017. Photo by Emilee Gilpin - see photo with original]

When federal police were called to arrest people protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project in Burnaby on Saturday, two conflicting and equally powerful emotions came over veteran environmentalist Karen Mahon.

National Observer
Ocean Hyland (left) and elder Ta'ah (Amy George) of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation address the crowd, Oct. 28, 2017. Photo by Zack Embree

Pipeline protests escalated in B.C. on Saturday as First Nations and environmental activists paddled into Vancouver harbour in an attempt to disrupt construction at Kinder Morgan's pipeline terminal.

Kayactivists and RCMP Oct. 28, 2017 event

"Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline Will Never Be Built"

[see video with original]


For Immediate Release

Cates Park | Whey-ah-Wichen, Vancouver – RCMP arrested four "kayaktivists" who roped themselves to a Kinder Morgan barge in Burrard Inlet to protest the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project this afternoon.

Ian Bailey
Hayley Zachs, campaign associate of Stand.earth, holds a copy of a notice of civil enforcement and a federal court of appeal ruling delivered to their office by a bailiff notifying them of the seizure of assets relating to a $14,559.19 judgement owing to Enbridge.  DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sheriffs turned up at the downtown Vancouver offices of an environment group on Tuesday to seek about $14,000 in unpaid court costs on behalf of energy giant Enbridge Inc., but within hours, the company backed off.

Other environmental groups rallied around Stand.earth, formerly known as ForestEthics, on Tuesday with statements on social media and phone calls offering help. Enbridge did not explain the swift turnaround.


Go to the Stand Facebook page for updates on attempts by Enbridge to have a sheriff to seize assets from the Stand office: https://www.facebook.com/standearth/

Wilderness Committee

What an exciting few months it's been in the fight against liquefied natural gas (LNG). Two massive projects at the mouth of the Skeena River have been scrapped thanks to shoddy economics and fierce opposition.

The District of Saanich has voted to send a letter to greenhouse gas producing fossil fuel companies to hold them accountable for climate change costs. (Martin Meissner/The Associated Press)

Council says taxpayers shouldn't be the only one paying for climate change infrastructure costs

Councillors in the District of Saanich voted unanimously this week to try holding some of the world's largest fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change in their region.

Council pledged to send a letter to 20 large companies involved in extracting fossil fuels, asking them to pay their share of the municipality's climate change costs.

Oil Change International

If you're like me, you've been appalled by the lack of discussion of real climate action in the media amidst the massive storms and fires this summer. With that in mind, we're excited to be working alongside our new colleagues at ClimateTruth.org to demand that journalists drive a real conversation of who's to blame and what's to be done about these climate disasters.

Join us in today's tweet storm, as a first step in changing this debate.


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