Tag Archives: tarsands

Swamp Line 9 Locks Down and Rallies After Receiving Injunction

25 Jun
At the front gate. #SwampLine9 #SovSummer #tarsands #pipelines #NoLine9 #IdleNoMore (at Enbridge Westover Station)

At the front gate. #SwampLine9 #SovSummer #tarsands #pipelines #NoLine9 #IdleNoMore (at Enbridge Westover Station)

After 5 days of stopping work on Line 9 at Enbridge’s Westover pump station, the Swamp Line 9 camp has been served an injunction. In response to this legal maneuvre by Enbridge, protestors on the site have locked themselves to the gates of the pump station. Other protestors are rallying across the street, in front of Enbridge’s Westover Terminal, to continue demanding that tar sands oil not be shipped through our communities. They invite their allies and the public to join them there this morning in solidarity. Continue reading

BC Government’s Sneaky Non-Rejection of Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

4 Jun

from United First Nations

Environmentalists across the country rejoiced at the news that the BC government formally opposed the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. But reading the 99-page submission, it becomes clear that the door for the controversial oil sands pipeline remains wide open.

I’ve just read the BC government’s May 31 written submission to the Joint Review Panel controversial oil sands pipeline remains(JRP) established by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the National Energy Board (NEB).

Christy Clark no more rejects the Northern Gateway (NG) than a mother rejects her first-born child.

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Senate Approves Keystone Pipeline in Bipartisan Vote

23 Mar

by Juliet Eilperin / the Washington Postkeystone-pipeline

The Senate voted 62 to 37 Friday in favor of constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, the controversial project that would transport heavy crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta, to Gulf Coast’s refineries.

The bipartisan amendment to the Senate budget resolution, authored by Sens. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.), has no binding authority. But it shows the significant support the proposal enjoys on Capitol Hill, despite the fact that opponents argue its construction will accelerate global warming and could cause harmful oil spills on ecologically-sensitive habitat. Continue reading