Oil - Pipelines

Amanda Follett Hosgood
A roadblock preventing Coastal GasLink from accessing a site where it plans to drill under the Morice River, or Wedzin Kwa to the Wet’suwet’en. RCMP have visited the site several times since the camp was created on Sept. 24, making two arrests. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

4 Oct 2021

On the scene where Coastal GasLink’s plan to install pipe under the river bed has been halted for 11 days.

At the turnoff, four workers with Coastal GasLink security gather in orange and yellow vests, their voices edged with frustration as they talk above four idling pickup trucks that release a haze of exhaust into the early morning light.

Another pickup faces off against the group, blocking access to the rough and muddy spur road that leads to the pipeline worksite.

John Woodside
Oil and gas industry groups and climate advocacy organizations in Canada are squaring off to shape the federal government’s just transition strategy. Photo via Hebron

Somewhat amazingly, two words absent from this article are "profits" and "unions." It's like a nature calendar of BC with no pictures of water or trees.

                    - Gene McGuckin

October 6th 2021

As the planet slides into an era of climate breakdown, oil and gas industry groups and climate advocacy organizations in Canada are squaring off to shape the federal government’s just transition strategy.

The Associated Press

Oct 04, 2021

Ship's anchor among possible causes of leak, says head of Amplify Energy, which operates pipeline

A person stands near the shore at Huntington State Beach in California on Sunday after a major oil spill that sent an estimated 572,800 litres of heavy crude into the ocean waters. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cloe Logan
A wildfire rages in Coldstream, B.C., on July 9, 2021. Photo courtesy of @ItsGavP

September 29th 2021

For Gordon Murray, the loss of his home during this summer’s wildfire in Lytton shows the British Columbia government isn’t doing enough to curb the climate crisis.

“I still taste smoke from the firestorm that erased our house and 90 per cent of Lytton as we fled that unexpected and unstoppable manifestation of the human-caused climate emergency,” said Murray.

Marlee Kokotovic
laying pipeline


September 28, 2021

“This is a huge victory. Today, water, the environment, and people spoke louder than fossil fuels.”

The PennEast Pipeline Company has just stopped pursuing a proposed gas pipeline project for a Pennsylvania-New Jersey natural gas line.

Jess Balzer
RCMP tactical officers removed tree houses built by protestors trying to block Trans Mountain pipeline expansion work to continue. Screen shot/Twitter

Sept. 28, 2021

"Heartbreaking but we're not done yet"

RCMP officers moved in today (Seot. 28) to remove the last of the platforms and other items where protesters have been tree sitting to protest the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project for months.

Videos on social media show RCMP tactical teams preparing and then going in to remove tree houses. 

CBC News
Burnaby RCMP after extracting a tree sitter from a TMX pipeline construction site in Burnaby. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Sep 22, 2021

The man was safely removed with the assistance of officers specialized in high-angle rescue, say Burnaby RCMP

Police used a white cherry picker to extract and arrest a tree sitter Wednesday for breaching an existing court- ordered injunction at the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion worksite near North Road and Highway 1.

The man was suspended 15 metres in a tree in protest of the pipeline.

Chris Campbell
1 / 4 RCMP in Burnaby are using a lift bucket to reach Trans Mountain protesters in trees in Burnaby.Cornelia Naylor

Sept. 22, 2021

Trees have been occupied for more than a year

RCMP tactical team members started to move in Wednesday morning in an attempt to remove Trans Mountain protesters from trees in the path of the pipeline in Burnaby.

Protesters have been occupying trees in the area for more than a year, but more people set up what have been called “skypods” in the past 10 days on land west of North Road and south of Highway 1 in Burnaby.

RCMP read out a court injunction barring anyone from blocking the path of pipeline work.

Vijay Tupper
On the campaign trail, Jagmeet Singh has promised to end fossil fuel subsidies and has said he opposes Trans Mountain — but has refused to commit to cancelling it if he is elected. File photo by Alex Tétreault

Sept. 19, 2021

I’m a 16-year-old high school student in Burnaby, B.C. In 2019, I joined the youth climate strikes that brought a million Canadians out into the streets shortly before the last federal election.

Now, voters are headed to the polls again as many parts of the country are still reeling from a summer filled with wildfires, droughts, and deadly heat waves. Disasters like these are going to shape my future — so my generation and I are looking for leaders who have the courage to do what it takes to face the climate emergency.


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