Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes: A week of pipeline action and cross-Canada solidarity

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Staff Counsel Eugene Kung recounts an action-packed week preparing for – and responding to – the federal government's approval of the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline and tankers proposal. This is your friend Eugene, blogging from 9,753 metres in the sky. I’m writing on my way home after a full and ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: The Kinder Morgan roller coaster continues

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 It has been yet another whirlwind month on the Kinder Morgan file. Staff Counsel Eugene Kung takes us through six milestones from the month of May, ranging from a trip to "oil's heartland" in Texas to last week's unsurprising, yet disappointing NEB recommendation. Kinder Morgan AGM Photo credit: Reuben George (via ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Omnibus Bills, Pipelines, First Nations

Chief Justin George of the  Tsleil-Waututh Nation connects a few of the dots leading from omnibus budget bills C38 and C45 to Kinder Morgan’s expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.  Most interesting bit from the news release: [Trans Mountain] is a brand new pipeline following a new route; the existing pipeline was built without First Nations consent; and there have ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Squamish Nation sign Save the Fraser Declaration

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 On Saturday, July 7 2012 the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Squamish Nation signed onto the Save the Fraser Declaration. In doing so, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish joined more than 100 First Nations in asserting their own Indigenous Laws which effectively ban Tar Sands projects throughout their territories, and put Kinder Morgan on notice ...