Early in the morning January 29 close to 100 people joined an action serving blueberry pancakes outside the Westridge Marine Terminal undergoing construction to accommodate the hotly contested 890,000 barrel per day Kinder Morgan pipeline.
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I recently returned from Vancouver where I had the opportunity to visit frontline Kinder Morgan sites and connect with people involved in opposing the 890,000 barrel twinning of the tar sands pipeline.
All eyes on Federal Court of Appeals:
This past October the Federal Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the 15 consolidated challenges to the federal approval of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and terminal.
Three years ago Cherri Foytlin, a resident of south Louisiana and author of Spill It! The Truth About the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion, joined Maude Barlow and Council staff in a series of meetings and public talks warning of the dangers of TransCanada’s, now dead, Energy East pipeline project.
Last week saw Alberta Premier Rachel Notley join federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Kinder Morgan CEO Ian Anderson in Vancouver to deliver a hard sales pitch for completing the Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Facebook event states, "Kinder Morgan does not have consent from the majority of the nations whose territories the pipeline aims to cross. KM has already violated its environmental conditions by polluting rivers with plastic and interfering with salmon."
The climate pollution stopped from phasing out coal-fired power in Ontario and Alberta is exceeded by the climate pollution that could be generated by the Kinder Morgan and Line 3 tar sands pipelines if they are built.
The Nebraska Public Service Commission today rejected TransCanada's preferred route for the Keystone XL pipeline in a vote five to zero.
Content / trigger warning. Darrel Posterski, Michael Joyce, Dallas Gagnon, John Roberts, Josh Casey: These are names on the Facebook profiles that sent me misogynistic and violent messages over a span of a few days.
Today is a good day. We stopped Energy East. Some are trying to make this about partisan fighting
or suggesting it was a simple market decision. In no small irony this is happening at the same time as the costs of climate chaos in extreme weather events is dominated the news.
The fact is, the death of Energy East has been written on the wall for a while now.
Be it the threats to tar sands expansion and the transport of diluted bitumen, drinking water contamination, violation of Indigenous rights or TransCanada’s poor spill record, Energy East was facing a wall of opposition and had no chance of proceeding.
With NAFTA negotiations starting in Ottawa today, my mind is on the interconnections between climate, social and trade justice.