The ECOreport reposts news of a declaration by oneof British Columbia’s indigenous peoples, Wildfires Spark Call For Pipeline Moratorium
Press Release from the Secwepemcul’ecw Assembly
CHASE, BC – Secwepemc elders, youth, children and families are calling for an immediate shutdown of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline in light of the forest fires raging through their territory. They fear the pipeline poses a serious safety hazard. They also say the unprecedented increase in fires is evidence of global warming created, in part, by Alberta tar sands oil transported by Kinder Morgan.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from Britiosh Columbia, Scrap Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion
A Press Release from the Green Party of Canada
By Lynne Quarmby
In 2012, Stephen Harper and the Conservative government handed control of environmental assessments for proposed energy projects, such as the Kinder Morgan pipeline, over to the National Energy Board.
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The ECOreport talks to some of the parties opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision
By Roy L Hales
A week has passed since Donald John Trump announced “the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone X L pipeline.” Disregarding opposition from local communities, Native Americans and environmentalists, Trump said “TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long over-due project with efficiency and with speed.” today a coalition of environmental groups opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision responded by filing a lawsuit against the United States department of State.
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The ECOreport reposts a response to OP-ED stating it is BC’s Patriotic duty to accept Kinder Morgan’s pipeline – Sorry Globe and Mail, BC Does Not Want Pipelines
Originally Published in the Common Sense Canadian
By Rafe Mair
I simply couldn’t believe Gary Mason in Friday’s Globe and Mail In his article entitled “Sorry Vancouver: The rest of Canada needs pipelines”. I urge you to read the article so that if I misrepresent Mr. Mason you will see it for yourself.
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The ECOreport reposts news from the struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock Sioux respond to Corps decision to not grant easement
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
he Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has just issued a statement on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe.
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The ECOreport reposts the government of British Columbia’s response to Ottawa’s Pipeline Plan, British Columbia stands by 5 conditions
Editor’s Note: With a provincial election fast approaching, the government of BC must at least be seen to support its’ people’s interests
Press release from BC Gov News
Minister of Environment Mary Polak has issued the following statement on the federal decision regarding pipeline projects:
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The ECOreport reposts the Government of Canada’s pipleine plan as a matter of public interest, not support
Press Release from Natural Resources Canada
A clear message has emerged through our government’s extensive consultations with Canadians: the economy and the environment go hand in hand. That is why we are pricing carbon pollution, making the most significant investment ever to protect Canada’s oceans and coastlines, instituting world-leading safety standards for pipelines by passing the Pipeline Safety Act, and have signed the Vancouver Declaration with the provinces and territories on clean growth and climate change.
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The ECOreport looks at reports of the thousands protesting anticipated approval of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion.
By Roy L Hales
As decision time approaches, most of us know the government of Canada to enable the flow of more diluted bitumen through the most populated region of British Columbia. The cost, in terms of the Liberal party’s political future in this province, could be great. A recent Insights West poll found that 64% of the people who voted for them in the last election oppose the pipeline. One of their own MP’s made the public appeal, “I ask you to listen to the collective wisdom of British Columbians.” Thousands are protesting anticipated approval of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from Alberta, Business Case For Keystone XL Unclear
Originally Published on University of Alberta News
By Lesley Young
After all the controversy about TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL expansion, it may be market pressures that seal the project’s fate.
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The ECOreport reposts news of a protest in California, Sacramento residents in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux
Originally Published on Indybay.org
by Dan Bacher
Over 500 Sacramento area residents, including Native Americans, social justice advocates and environmentalists, joined tens of thousands of others throughout the world on November 15 to demand that the Obama administration and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers halt the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
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