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Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation to sue Shell Canada over tar sands projects

November 30th, 2011

Calgary -- On the eve of the 17th UNFCCC, the world's climate summit, Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and allies rallied outside of Shell Canada corporate headquarters in downtown Calgary. The chief and council served Shell executives papers with intent to sue for failure to meet contractual agreements made between Shell and the First Nation regarding existing tar sands projects within ACFN traditional territory and Canada's pristine Athabasca, A UNESCO heritage site. This event was followed by a press conference at the Kahanoff Center is Calgary, Alberta.



Law and order: Corporate crime unit

"Manslaughter," reads the United States Code, "is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice." It goes on, "Whoever is guilty of involuntary manslaughter, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six years, or both." In the disasters at the Massey coal mine in West Virginia and on the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, people were killed. Twenty-nine miners died in the Upper Big Branch mine explosion. Eleven workers died on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which is owned by Transocean, working under contract for BP. There are state laws that govern manslaughter as well, and special language given for maritime deaths. So why aren't the executives of these companies behind bars?

| July 8, 2014

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on LNG pipelines: Part 7 of a 7-part series

June 19, 2014
| Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is in his fifth three-year term as the President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. He stands with Elders of Treaty 8 against oil and gas development in the Peace River.
Length: 15:46 minutes (14.44 MB)

Susan Spratt on LNG pipelines: Part 6 of a 7-part series

June 19, 2014
| Susan Spratt is the former Area Director for CAW/Unifor. She is now retired and is devoting all her energy to defeating proposed pipelines and LNG projects.
Length: 11:56 minutes (10.93 MB)
Image: Flickr/Chris Yakimov
| June 17, 2014

Damien Gillis on LNG pipelines: Part 5 of a 7-part series

June 18, 2014
| Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based journalist and documentary filmmaker with a focus on energy issues. He is currently working on the documentary, Fractured Land.
Length: 11:40 minutes (10.69 MB)

Tracey Saxby on LNG pipelines: Part 4 of a 7-part series

June 18, 2014
| Tracey Saxby is one of the founders of the Squamish-based community group, My Sea to Sky, which started in response to widespread concern about the proposed Woodfibre LNG project.
Length: 09:26 minutes (8.65 MB)

Joyce Williams on LNG pipelines: Part 3 of a 7-part series

June 18, 2014
| Joyce Williams is from the Squamish First Nations and is a member of Skwomesh Action formed early this year to build resistance to increased tanker traffic that threatens the Salish Sea.
Length: 06:29 minutes (5.94 MB)

Shannon McPhail on LNG pipelines: Part 2 of a 7-part series

June 17, 2014
| Shannon McPhail is the Executive Director of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. She lives and works in the Skeena Watershed, where her family has lived for six generations.
Length: 13:12 minutes (12.09 MB)
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