Trans Mountain Pipeline

Grits Won't Push Entirely New Review Process For Current Pipeline Projects

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Politics

New rules are coming after an audit that found insufficient tracking of pipeline safety.

Rejection Of National Academy Study Shortchanges The Salish Sea

Chris Genovali | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The Salish Sea is seen as a desirable place by fossil fuel exporters to ship non-renewable, and typically dangerous, hydrocarbons to foreign markets. The proposed tanker route overlays much of the critical habitat of the Salish Sea's endangered southern resident killer whales.

Alberta Pushes For Trans Mountain Pipeline Despite B.C. Rejection

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley says the proposed expansion of a pipeline to the B.C. coast is not just in Alberta's best interests, but is the bes...

Burnaby Mayor To Trudeau: Stop The Pipeline Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Critics have condemned changes the previous Conservative government made to the board's review process.

B.C. 'Unable' To Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The multibillion-dollar project would nearly triple the capacity of the existing pipeline that runs from a community near Edmonton to the Vancouver area.

Burnaby Loses Court Battle With Trans Mountain

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The city has been ordered to pay the company's court costs.

Here Are The Realities Of Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Blair King | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

We need to move towards a society where oil products are not used for power or fuel. Until that day comes, we need these products and the safest, most environmentally responsible way to get them to us over land is via pipelines.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Hearings Postponed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"With this in mind, the panel has decided on its own volition to strike from the hearing record all evidence prepared by or the under the direction of Mr. Kelly."

Site C Dam 'Doesn't Make Sense' Says Former BC Hydro CEO

DeSmog Canada | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen says ratepayers will face a "devastating" increase in their electricity bills if the Site C dam is built

Presenters Abandon 'Biased' Review Of Trans Mountain Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Thirty-five commenters and interveners sent a letter to the board Wednesday announcing their immediate withdrawal.

Kinder Morgan Pulls Pipeline Ads After NDP Candidate Complains

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER -- Kinder Morgan will pull advertising for its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion during the federal election campaign, after a Brit...

Our Body of Scientific Evidence Against Trans Mountain

Chris Genovali | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The recent English Bay spill in Vancouver and the current oil spill disaster in Santa Barbara, California have given a heightened sense of urgency to Raincoast's 500 hundred pages of scientific evidence on the threats Trans Mountain poses to the Salish Sea and its wildlife.

5 Seriously Disturbing B.C. Political Donations

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The 2014 financial reports from B.C.'s political parties are out and my face hurts from all of the eyebrow raising.

B.C. Spill Plan Doesn't Need To Be Public: Kinder Morgan President

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

He says there are legitimate national security and public safety reasons for not divulging the entire plan.

Here's What Kinder Morgan's Keeping Secret About B.C. Spill Response Plans

Carol Linnitt | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

So, what did Kinder Morgan tell Washington State that it refuses to tell B.C.?

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Ruling Weakens Faith In NEB

Carol Linnitt | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"Basically for the last year or so we've watched more and more information be denied to us intervenors in the National Energy Board process."

Pipeline Protesters Aren't Hypocrites for Driving Cars

Joseph McLean | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Joseph McLean

Opinions run hot around pipeline conflicts, and more is ahead of us. There are many arguments for and against civil protest, but one of the most persistent is that these people are hypocrites. That if you drive a car, take a plane, use hairspray, or otherwise consume fossil fuels in any way, you have no right to stand up. This comparison is troubling for a number of reasons.

The Traditional Evidence Is Clear: Kinder Morgan Must Go

Torrance Coste | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

If a tar sands tanker hits a rock on the Kinder Morgan shipping route past Vancouver Island, the resulting spill could decimate wild salmon, clams, and other food sources that First Nations have relied on for centuries.

Samples Of 'Heavy Oil' Mailed To B.C. Homes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An environmental group is sending mini packages of black simulated oil to hundreds of random homes in B.C. to show the risks of shipping bitumen in th...

Burnaby Mountain Protest Charges Dropped

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A judge threw out civil contempt charges Thursday against dozens of activists who have been arrested while demonstrating against a pipelin...

Kinder Morgan Protest Arrests May Be Illegal: BCCLA

CBC | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association says it's likely the RCMP may have been acting outside the law in its recent arrests of dozens of protesters on B...

The RCMP Were Kind And Civil As They Arrested Me On Burnaby Mountain

Bob Kull | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Bob Kull

When I heard about the protest on Burnaby Mountain, I decided to go up and lend support. During my first several visits there were no police in sight. That changed last Thursday when the RCMP moved in to enforce the injunction handed down by the B.C. Supreme Court. We've seen media photos and video of the physical conflicts that have sometimes developed, but those instances have been rare and it's important to keep them in perspective.

Clayoquot Sound Activists Arrested At B.C. Pipeline Protest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - A group of activists who were part of the Clayoquot Sound protests in the early 1990s, which saw thousands blockade logging trucks in ...

What's Happening on Burnaby Mountain Should Surprise No One

Carol Linnitt | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

The way tensions between pipeline opponents and Kinder Morgan contractors have escalated during the last week should come as a surprise to no one. The mishandling of the National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain oil pipeline and tanker proposal has created the conditions for the situation now unfolding on the mountainside.

84-Year-Old Willing To Go To Jail Over Burnaby Pipeline Fight

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - An 84-year-old retired librarian says she's willing to violate a court injunction and go to jail as she and other anti-pipeline protes...