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| July 4, 2015

Small community, big resistance: Chilliwack fights Kinder Morgan

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Chilliwack may be a small B.C. community, but it has a big problem with Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion.

The existing Kinder Morgan pipeline, operating since 1953, currently carries 300,000 barrels per day through Chilliwack's drinking water and various water bodies, which are the home of culturally significant fish. Kinder Morgan wants to revive mothballed portions of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, as well as build a new twin pipeline, increasing the capacity of the system to 890,000 barrels per day. The proposal is currently being reviewed by the National Energy Board (NEB).

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Report finds Kinder Morgan proposal violates First Nation legal principles

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On May 26, the Sacred Trust, acting on behalf of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, released an 89-page Independent Assessment Report, about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline. The comprehensive report, which incorporated the findings of six expert reports, conclusively opposes the pipeline proposal.

The proposal includes two pipelines and an expansion of the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. Kinder Morgan seeks to transport 890,000 barrels a day, in the two proposed pipelines between Edmonton and Burnaby. The terminal expansion would include an increase of traffic from 60 to 408 tankers per year.

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Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois: Opposing the Energy East pipeline

May 27, 2015
| When Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois won the Governor General's award for his account of the 2012 student strike in Quebec, he donated the $25,000 prize money to the fight against the Energy East pipeline.
Length: 24:44 minutes (22.66 MB)
| April 14, 2015

Kinder Morgan would profit from oil spills. Really.

Kinder Morgan subsidiary Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP) owns 50.9 per cent of the corporation that would respond to a marine oil spill in British Columbia, according to TMP's response to an information request.

The Western Canadian Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) has four other shareholders: Imperial Oil, Shell Canada, Chevron and Suncor.

A spill would certainly mean business and revenue for the WCMRC.

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| February 27, 2015
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GroundWire | February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015
| Featuring segments on: World Radio Day, the Kinder Morgan lawsuit against Burnaby Mountain protesters and "True Contact," an audio documentary about the Missing & Murdered Indigenous women.
Length: 26:24 minutes (15.12 MB)

Anti-pipeline protesters crash Kinder Morgan dinner party

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A dinner held in a prestigious Vancouver restaurant by company Vancouver Wharves was disrupted on January 24 by anti-pipeline protesters. Why? Well, Vancouver Wharves is owned by Kinder Morgan.

The protestors -- from a group called Beyond Boarding -- held photos of environmental degradation and covered their mouths with the words "Climate Justice" written on tape.

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Protester fails in court challenge to Kinder Morgan legal attack

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A failed two-day court challenge to an anti-democratic, corporate legal attack is the latest chapter in the 2014 Battle of Burnaby Mountain over the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline expansion project.

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled January 14 that stifling Alan Dutton's right to protest was not the primary purpose of a multi-million-dollar civil suit and, therefore, his application for a summary dismissal of the case was denied. In an unexpected additional blow, he was ordered to pay the company's costs for the action.

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