Category Archives: Pipeline

Sacramento Residents In Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux

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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Approving Kinder Morgan Could Cost Liberals Votes

The ECOreport reposts the findings of a new poll, approving Kinder Morgan could cost Liberals votes

Press Release from the Dogwood Initiative

VANCOUVER — A new poll by Insights West shows strong opposition to increased oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s south coast, especially among voters who supported Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in the 2015 federal election.

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Kinder Morgan Pipeline Report Makes Approval Impossible

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED in response to the Ministerial panel, Kinder Morgan Pipeline Report Makes Approval Impossible

Originally Published on Sierra Club BC

Victoria, B.C.—Sierra Club BC released the following statement from campaigns director Caitlyn Vernon.

“The report by the ministerial panel, released today by Natural Resources Canada, highlights the failures of the NEB process and raises a series of crucial questions for cabinet’s consideration. These questions make approval impossible.

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World Class Spill Response Isn’t Much

The ECOreport reposts an article about the need to beef up defences, World Class Spill Response Isn’t Much

From the David Suzuki Foundation 

By David Suzuki

In July, a pipeline leak near Maidstone, Saskatchewan, spilled about 250,000 litres of diluted oil sands bitumen into the North Saskatchewan River, killing wildlife and compromising drinking water for nearby communities, including Prince Albert. It was one of 11 spills in the province over the previous year.
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NEB’s Kinder Morgan Review Hopelessly Biased Towards Corporate Interests

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from B.C., NEB’s Kinder Morgan Review Hopelessly Biased Towards Corporate Interests

Originally Published on Sierra Club BC

Toronto, ON – As a Ministerial Panel is due to report on this summer’s last minute revisiting of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker proposal, environmental groups from across Canada today sent MPs a briefing note on the fundamentally flawed review process. Prepared by Sierra Club B.C., Environmental Defence and Équiterre, the document shows the lack of public confidence in the Kinder Morgan process. Restarting the Kinder Morgan review after reforming the NEB is the only viable option.

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Let BC Vote On Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline

The ECOreporet reposts an OP-ED/call to action, Let Let BC Vote On Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline

Originally Published on the Dogwood Initiative

BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker projects. The project of greatest concern to the group is Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion.

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The Politics Of Quid Pro Quo

The ECOreport looks at how Canada’s new climate policies are being neutralized by the politics of quid pro quo.

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmAnyone trying to understand the “why?” of some (seemingly stupid) political actions should read David Mason’s recent column in the Globe and Mail.  His explanation of the Canadian Government’s approval of the $36 billion (CAN) Pacific NorthWest LNG project, on Lelu Island in British Columbia, boils down to the politics of quid pro quo.

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Three Federal Agencies Block Dakota Pipeline

The ECOreport reposts a Op-Ed about the Obama Administration’s call for a review & reconsideration of the process, three Federal Agencies Block Dakota Pipeline

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Friday in a long-awaited decision, but in a “stunning move,” three federal agencies have blocked the pipeline at Lake Oahe “pending a thorough review and reconsideration of the process,” the Tribe announced Friday afternoon.

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Fighting the Energy East Pipeline

The ECOreport reposts Ecojustice’s reasons for fighting the Energy East Pipeline

Originally Published on Ecojustice

By Devon Page

We are representing community group, Transition Initiative Kenora, in their fight to stop the Energy East pipeline. But first we need your help to make sure the review process is fair and unbiased.

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Pipeline Panel Gets A Resounding NO!

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the federal hearings on a proposed pipeline expansion through British Columbia’s most populated area: Pipeline Panel Gets a resounding NO!

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

VANCOUVER, BC – A federal panel appointed to gauge opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline found widespread public opposition in Kamloops, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley, according to Wilderness Committee climate campaigner Peter McCartney.

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