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Kinder Morgan Shuts Down Pipeline Open House at the Earliest Sign Of Community Opposition

December 5th (Coast Salish Territories, Victoria) – Community members responding to the Tsleil-Waututh nation’s request to respectfully engage Kinder Morgan about its Trans Mountain expansion project were unable to register their concerns at the Kinder Morgan open house, as Kinder Morgan reps shut down the open house several hours early at 6:30pm.

“Kinder Morgan says it wants to consult with community, but when the community shows up with real concerns and challenges the misinformation that the company is spreading, instead of engaging in dialogue Kinder Morgan reps shut down the open house,” said Eric Nordal from Social Coast....

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/story/kinder-morgan-shuts-down-pipeline-op...

Sitting on Kinder Morgan propaganda.


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This is Talbits Kwa at the location of the place we call Tse Wedi 'Elh. The river which runs through the heart of the territory where the Unist'ot'en Camp blockade is at. We are protecting this river because it has a majestic spirit which nourishes our bodies and souls as well as sustains countless lifeforms which provide a lifeforce which cannot be measured.

 This is Talbits Kwa at the location of the place we call Tse Wedi 'Elh. The river which runs through the heart of the territory where the Unist'ot'en Camp blockade is at. We are protecting this river because it has a majestic spirit which nourishes our bodies and souls as well as sustains countless lifeforms which provide a lifeforce which cannot be measured.

 

 


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Pipeline Politics:Can Popular Protest Stop the Tar Sands Leviathan?

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All Parties Onside

None of the federal parties calls for phasing out tar sands operations. The Greens, with one MP, party leader Elizabeth May, have produced a useful “Comprehensive Guide to the Alberta Oil Sands,” but the party calls only for a moratorium on further expansion. The official opposition NDP has a similar position, on paper, but also calls for massive expansion in refining and petrochemical manufacturing in Canada. NDP leader Thomas Mulcair attracted much attention this year when he noted the effect of Canada's energy exports in boosting the value of the Canadian dollar and undermining manufacturing exports (the so-called “Dutch disease”). But Mulcair has signed on to proposals for piping Alberta oil to eastern Canada; in a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto in September, he said shipping western oil to eastern Canada is a “pro-business, common sense solution” that will create jobs and boost the country's energy security. And he later told reporters he would not speak against tar sands expansion.

The Ontario Liberal government is onside as well. The province's Finance minister, Dwight Duncan, told a Calgary business audience September 27 that his government unequivocally backed the oil sands industry. Not surprising, given the alliance of eastern finance with Alberta oil that has replaced the Montréal-Toronto axis with the Toronto-Calgary axis as the business backbone of the country.

In fact, shipping Alberta tar sands products to Eastern Canada is now being posed as a major “national unity” project. This was evident at the meeting of provincial and territorial first ministers in Halifax in late November. Quebec premier Pauline Marois (who had reversed her previous opposition to attending such meetings) met with Alberta premier Alison Redford and announced that her Parti Québécois government will establish a joint working group with the Alberta government to study the possible use of Quebec refineries receiving crude oil from the tar sands. This involves not just Alberta and Quebec alone, said Manitoba's NDP premier Greg Selinger. “It's part of a national strategy.”....

http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/743.php


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BREAKING: Judge Halts Construction on Section of KXL!

Mike Bishop has won a temporary restraining order against TransCanada

A judge ordered TransCanada to halt construction on Mr. Bishop’s land until a hearing on December 19th. If successful, that hearing could lead to a more long term temporary injunction against TransCanada which could stop work for months! This comes at a critical time because TransCanada has already started bulldozing his biofuels crop.

Here’s a brief testimonial video shot this morning of Mr. Bishop in front of the Nacogdoches County Courthouse.

http://tarsandsblockade.org/judge-halts-construction/


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COMMUNITIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO! No Consent? No Pipelines! No Tar Sands! No Climate Crimes!

5:00pm
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Monday January 14 2013

With the Joint Review Panel hearings for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline arriving in Vancouver in mid January, we will be in the streets to amplify marginalized voices demanding environmental justice and challenging the legitimacy of the JRP process. These hearings represent the government and corporate model of seeking consultations about industrial projects while ultimately reserving the right to decide on approving the project and removing the rights of communities to say no....

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/events/14999


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More BCers oppose Gateway pipeline after map controversy, ad blitz: poll

A new poll suggests that 60 per cent of British Columbians now oppose the proposed Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline. And according to the results, controversy over Enbridge's tanker route map -- which omitted 1,000 square kilometres of islands in the Douglas Channel -- didn't help: 58 per cent of respondents who saw the map said that it worsened their opinion of the project....

http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Labour-Industry/2012/12/11/Gateway-Poll/


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Northern Gateway Pipeline: First Nation Leaders Say They Are Closing B.C. Borders To Pipeline

VANCOUVER - First Nations' leaders in British Columbia say they've built "an unbroken wall of opposition" from the U.S border to the Arctic Ocean against a proposed $5.5 billion petroleum pipeline.

The leaders announced Thursday that several First Nations have added their names to the Save the Fraser River Declaration, bringing the total number of signatory nations in B.C. to 61 and effectively closing the province's borders to the Northern Gateway project proposed by Enbridge (TSX:ENB).

The leaders announced they are also opposed to any efforts by Kinder Morgan to export Alberta tar-sands crude oil from B.C.'s south....

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/12/01/northern-gateway-pipeline-first-...

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Today is the 3rd anniversary of 130 First Nations leaders signing the Save the Fraser Declaration, an Indigenous law banning tar sands pipelines and tankers from crossing BC.

Today they are joined by the Mayors of Vancouver and Smithers, along with tens of thousands of other Canadians to present an unbroken wall of opposition: No tankers. No pipelines. No tar sands.

 No tankers. No pipelines. No tar sands.   Please share if you stand with our First Nations allies!


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epaulo13 wrote:

But Mulcair has signed on to proposals for piping Alberta oil to eastern Canada; in a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto in September, he said shipping western oil to eastern Canada is a “pro-business, common sense solution” that will create jobs and boost the country's energy security. And he later told reporters he would not speak against tar sands expansion.

Wow. Did he consult with the party, and with Canadians? Or is he behaving like Harper and Flaherty and all the rest of those Conservative scum?


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Wow. Did he consult with the party, and with Canadians? Or is he behaving like Harper and Flaherty and all the rest of those Conservative scum?

..it's been a long time boom boom, that i believed that electoral politics is the way out of the hole we've (the population as a whole) dug for ourselves. the paradigm has to change and for me that means direct democracy. tell me, do you believe that the ndp will save us from economic or enviromental ruin?


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epaulo13 wrote:

tell me, do you believe that the ndp will save us from economic or enviromental ruin?

Wouldn't they have to get elected to office first? Laughing


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Boom Boom wrote:

epaulo13 wrote:

tell me, do you believe that the ndp will save us from economic or enviromental ruin?

Wouldn't they have to get elected to office first? Laughing

..aren't they elected provincally? Smile


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I don't understand your point, if you're making one. Mulcair is a federal politician.


epaulo13
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..there is little if any meaningful difference between federal and provincial ndp. one just has to watch how they trot out provincial premiers at convention time. to suggest that a federal ndp is totally unknown because they haven't been elected is avoiding my question to you. their position on economy, trade, military, pipelines is fairly clear. not to mention they've been around parliment for decades. we are not going in blind.


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Okay, now I understand where you're going. But if you go back to my post #42 where I entered this discussion, you will see that I asked if Mulcair had done any consultation with Canadians - and his own party - before jumping on the pro-tar sands bandwagon. No one answered my question. My position is that the tar sands should be shut down as soon as possible and alternative energies brought online. I'm absolutely disgusted with Mulcair on this subject.


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..i was reading your question as rhetorical boom boom. we both know he didn't consult except for maybe the caucus. whether he did or not it is the policy now which isn't a whole lot different from the bc provincial ndp position except for the embridge west pipeline and that becomes irrelevant if the other pipelines go forward.


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The BC NDP is on board with the LNG plants and the fracturing that is required.  I would presume the federal NDP would not take a differing position but it would be great if they did.  The NDP neither provincially nor federally so far is talking about the fact that Canada is trying to sell as much carbon as fast as possible.  In the face of climate change it seems like they have missed the point or they would be opposing most of these carbon projects on principal. Expanding the tar sands and expanding the export of LNG is sheer lunacy.


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Yeah, totally agree. So, who's opposed? Elizabeth May?


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..people are opposed. 60% against latest bc poll and this is just the begining. if there's anything that will put a stop to it, it's the resistence.


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If, as expected,  the NDP become the next BC government, then it's hard to reconcile these two statements:

"The BC NDP is on board with the LNG plants and the fracturing that is required."

and

"..people are opposed. 60% against latest bc poll and this is just the begining. if there's anything that will put a stop to it, it's the resistence."

 

 


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Still resisting reversal: Stopping the tar sands Line 9 pipeline in Ontario

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The Line 9 reversal project is a plan by Enbridge Corp. to pump crude eastward from Sarnia to Montreal along a 40-year-old pipeline that was designed for westward flow and light crude oil, not the high pressure and highly corrosive viscosity of the diluted bitumen slurry pumped from northern Alberta. We have to look no further that the Kalamazoo line spill of tar sands crude in 2010 to know that these pipelines are not built for such use.


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..this is as powerful as it is beautiful. a must!

Lakota/Wet'suwet'en Women will stop all Pipelines from proceeding on their lands!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G_g0djlYQYs


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Victory Square, Vancouver Coast Salish Territories

Monday January 14th @ 5:00 pm


COMMUNITIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO!
No Consent? No Pipelines! No Tar Sands! No Climate Crimes!
RISING TIDE VANCOUVER COAST SALISH TERRITORIES

ACTION: Noise demo... please bring musical instruments, pots and pans, whistles, horns and such!


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Mass Action Camp (Jan 3-8)

Join the Mass Action and Training Camp
Kick off the new year by demonstrating your resistance to Keystone XL!

Join us for another mass action in Southeast Texas on Monday, January 7th, including a 3 day training camp leading up to the big event. Our trainings and events are open and include roles for everyone ready to defend our homes from toxic tar sands.

RSVP right now so we can know how many people to expect.

SCHEDULE (Jan. 3rd - 8th):

Thursday, Jan. 3rd - Travel & Arrival
Friday, Jan. 4th - Day 1: Direct Action Training Camp
Saturday, Jan. 5th - Day 2: Direct Action Training Camp
Sunday, Jan. 6th - Day 3: Direct Action Training Camp
Monday, Jan. 7th - Mass Action to Stop Keystone XL
Tuesday, Jan. 8th - Debrief and Depart

http://tarsandsblockade.org/jan7

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1/3-1/8 Occupy Denver National Call Out For Keystone XL Pipeline Blockade Solidarity

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Occupy Denver stands in solidarity with The Tar Sands Blockade, and is calling for national and international mobilization and solidarity actions against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tar sands giant TransCanada has begun construction on the southern leg of the Keystone XL. Leading NASA Climate Scientist James Hansen has called the Keystone XL “game over” for the climate, and Americans are already feeling the heat. The pipeline will make TransCanada rich while encroaching on ranch lands, poisoning Texas’ working class communities, and destroying the environment that makes the lone star state so beautiful.....


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Chevron Takes Over EOG, Encana Shares in KLNG/PTP:

Community Resistance, Fossil Fuels, and a Decentralized Energy Future in the Resource Strategic Northwest

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It may have been EOG and Encana desisting due to Unist’ot’en resistance and grassroots divestment pressure, or Apache may have urged a shift in the project lagging under emerging challenges. Maybe a little bit of both. On Christmas Eve KLNG/PTP announced that EOG and Encana had sold their shares in the project to Chevron, allowing the California-based oil giant to move into a 50% ownership position along with Apache. It seems likely that Apache felt it necessary to make a change under building adversity by enlisting brunt and experience from a big player to help muscle through.

What does this mean for the grassroots resistance to KLNG/PTP? Absolutely nothing, in the sense that the effort must remain as determined, pointed, and focused as it has been. The community resistance to PTP must take this as an opportunity for a renewed and reenergized sense of purpose, and to resolve in the new year to get even more creative than it has been up to this point. Stay alert, stay responsive, closely follow the movements of industry, always stay one step ahead, and dictate the terms of the engagement. Confidence, love, and resolve in a cause are worth more than any dollar amount of billions....

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/story/chevron-takes-over-eog-encana-shares...


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The Unist'ot'en Camp

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Now in its third year, the Unist’ot’en Camp was created to defend the traditional territories (extending from Burns Lake to the Coastal Mountains) of the Wet’suwet’en people against encroachment by several pipeline projects (Pacific Trail proposed by Apache Corporation, Kinder Morgan, Pembina Pipelines, and Enbridge Inc) scheduled to carve up Northern BC in the coming years. The camp has drawn support for its current blockade of Apache Corporation surveyors from places as distant as Trinidad to right here in Victoria, where solidarity actions recently took place at the Defend Our Coast rally and at the offices of various Pacific Trail Pipelines investors. 

Hereditary Chief Toghestiy says that in 2008, the Unist’ot’en and Grassroots Wet’suwet’en began to distance themselves from the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, which is responsible for negotiating with the federal government. They reasoned, he says, that it was better for them to assert their rights than negotiate for them. “The negotiation process is not really set up for aboriginal people to assert their sovereignty over their lands. [It is] set up to allow industry and government to just walk into an area and begin their activities, and send a notice off to the band or tribal council, or, in our case, the hereditary people, explaining what their actions are, rather than asking for permission to do so in the first place.”....

http://www.focusonline.ca/?q=node%2F485

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The concept of sovereignty—that an independent nation has jurisdiction and control within its territory, independent from outside influence—has become a central feature of conflict between indigenous peoples in BC and the government. Like nearly all indigenous peoples within BC, the Wet’suwet’en have never signed a treaty that turns the governance of their territory or rights to their lands and resources over to a foreign polity. The Unist’ot’en Camp’s refusal to accept the industrial devastation imposed on them by Pacific Trail and the Canadian government highlights this long-standing feud between indigenous peoples in much of what is now known as Canada....


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