He said it would be carrying "dirty tar sands oil."
Indigenous resistance against Kinder Morgan is bigger than one pipeline battle. It's a hallmark of our changing times.
The best case is that we end up mildly crippled, and the worst case is mutually assured suicide.
Tar sands projects are especially vulnerable because the cost of extracting oil from the tar sands is worse than for any other resource.
A type of "climate test" can help determine if proposed energy and industrial projects fit with Canada's 2030 and 2050 climate targets.
None of these pipelines have the consent of all the Indigenous nations whose lands and territories they would cross.
The tribes and nations that signed a historic accord recently now join over 150 nations and tribes that have endorsed the treaty.
To the public decision-makers who may not have gotten the message: Albertan oil sands development is profitable for Quebec, and Quebecers want Albertan oil.
CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.
Mr. Trudeau must choose between the anti-pipeline provinces like Quebec and British Columbia, and the interests of Alberta; between the oil industry magnates and the citizen opposition; between the oil economy with its short term goals and our international commitments for the reduction of greenhouse gases.