Tar Sands

Eric de Place

Sightline report documents Kinder Morgan’s extensive track record of wrongdoing

Carol Linnitt

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the federal government holds the constitutional power to force through the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline but that doing so would follow the “misguided position of the Conservatives.”

Barry Saxifrage
Prime Minister Trudeau's climate policies are being swamped by his simultaneous push for massive expansions in climate pollution.

The numbers speak for themselves. Here they are along with a chart to put them all into context.

Justine Hunter
A sailboat passes through the Strait of Juan de Fuca off Victoria. The strait would see a significant increase in oil tankers if Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is approved. CHAD HIPOLITO/FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL

The mayors of Victoria and Edmonton view the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion plans very differently – in ways the prime minister may not be able to reconcile.

Every month, five marine tankers laden with crude oil depart from Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, wending their way through the Salish Sea and rounding the southern tip of Vancouver Island to the open Pacific Ocean.

Darrell Stonehouse

[Website editor's note: What is notable in this article by an industry 'insider' is the prediction of approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline but with conditions that will delay it for many years.]

Anti-pipeline activists are starting to lose their common sense.

In early October, a group calling itself Climate Direct Action shut valves on five pipelines carrying crude from Canada into the U.S. market, risking a major rupture to make a point.

Andrew Weaver

Click here for the Nov 18, 2016 Open Letter from Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist, MLA for one of the most affected regions and an official intervenor in the NEB hearings into the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

[Webpage editor's note: Of course we should not accept the NEB's and this letter's exclusion of the issue of the vastly increased emissions of greenhouse gases that would result from this pipeline.]

Cameron MacLean,
Kevin Hart, who co-chairs the AFN’s committee on climate and the environment, speaking at the United Nations climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco. (Source: Assembly of First Nations)

The effects of climate change disproportionately affect indigenous people around the world, although they contribute to it the least.

That’s one message Manitoba’s regional chief to the Assembly of First Nations has taken to Marrakech, Morocco, where leaders from around the world have gathered for the United Nations climate conference.

Kevin Hart, who co-chairs the AFN’s committee on climate and the environment, told CTV Winnipeg indigenous economies are built on a harmonious relationship with nature.

Kennedy Stewart
Jim Carr addresses supporters on election night. (Photo: CP)

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr recently declared the federal government will not require the full, prior and informed consent from First Nations when it decides whether or not to allow Kinder Morgan to build a new crude oil pipeline through British Columbia.

Elizabeth McSheffrey

Nov 3, 2016 - The Canadian boss of a Texas multinational energy company promoting a major oil industry expansion project says he's not "smart enough" to say how much human activity is contributing to climate change.


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