Tag: Trans Mountain Expansion

Vancouver pipeline protest start of busy Sept. for Trans Mountain Expansion foes

Vancouver pipeline protest start of busy Sept. for Trans Mountain Expansion foes

Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver says many actions planned for fall to stop Trans Mountain Expansion construction As Kinder Morgan prepares to begin construction this month on the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain Expansion, opponents kicked off their campaign to stop the pipeline project with a noisy rally and march Saturday outside the Vancouver Art Gallery that […]

By September 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Kinder Morgan picks pipeline contractors, activists organize rally and march, Liberals affirm TMX support

Kinder Morgan picks pipeline contractors, activists organize rally and march, Liberals affirm TMX support

Thousands of protesters expect for Saturday march and rally against Trans Mountain Expansion As Kinder Morgan gears up to start construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline – announcing Wednesday it has selected six contractors to undertake the work – First Nations and environmental group opponents are organizing to protest and block the project. The […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Robyn Allan’s confusing – and incorrect – explanation for Trans Mountain Expansion job numbers

Robyn Allan’s confusing – and incorrect – explanation for Trans Mountain Expansion job numbers

Deliberately or not, Allan confuses direct (construction jobs) with indirect economic impacts (not construction jobs) of Trans Mountain Expansion Robyn Allan – darling of the Trans Mountain Expansion opponents – is arguing these days that “Trans Mountain’s 15,000 construction workforce jobs are a scam.” She’s a little bit right, but mostly wrong, which seems to […]

By September 4, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
NEB announces Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline route change public meetings

NEB announces Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline route change public meetings

Early 2018 hearing in Chilliwack, BC to review proposal by Trans Mountain Expansion to relocate 2 kms of pipeline The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold detailed route hearings in the coming months as part of its ongoing regulatory oversight of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, the NEB announced Thursday in a press release. Hearings […]

By September 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Tsleil-Waututh Nation demands marine shipping be included in Trans Mountain Expansion review

Tsleil-Waututh Nation demands marine shipping be included in Trans Mountain Expansion review

Tsleil-Waututh Nation says it raised marine shipping impacts from beginning of pipeline project review The environmental effects of marine shipping are being considered in the Energy East pipeline review but were not included in the Trans Mountain Expansion assessment, says the lawyer for the West Coast Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and that is “not honourable.” Scott Smith of […]

By September 1, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Judge unhappy with BC government over late, skimpy application for pipeline intervener status

Judge unhappy with BC government over late, skimpy application for pipeline intervener status

BC caught between appeasing Trans Mountain Expansion opponents, avoiding Kinder Morgan lawsuit The BC government was granted intervener status Tuesday in the judicial review brought against the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project by the  Tsleil-Waututh Nation,  but Federal Court of Appeal Justice JA Stratas wrote that the approval was a close call because of Attorney General […]

Shovels in the ground by Sept. for Trans Mountain Expansion despite warnings from BC?

Shovels in the ground by Sept. for Trans Mountain Expansion despite warnings from BC?

NEB has legal authority to issue permits for Trans Mountain Expansion if BC government refuses A National Energy Board update on the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline suggests proponent Kinder Morgan still hasn’t satisfied enough conditions to begin construction next month as planned, but the company says it still expects work will start on schedule. “The […]

The curious case of Rachel Notley’s view that BC just doing ‘due diligence’ on Trans Mountain Expansion

The curious case of Rachel Notley’s view that BC just doing ‘due diligence’ on Trans Mountain Expansion

Is Notley incompetent? Or is her goal to keep BC Premier Horgan out of the political battle for now? Rachel Notley’s response to yesterday’s announcement that BC will use legal challenges to block the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline is curious. The Alberta premier thinks the new NDP government is just doing its “due diligence,” but […]

BC NDP govt throws down gauntlet to Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project

BC NDP govt throws down gauntlet to Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she welcomes BC’s “due diligence” over Trans Mountain Expansion The new NDP government in British Columbia has retained veteran lawyer Thomas Berger to advise on the best way to assert provincial jurisdiction and frustrate construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline, slated to begin work next month. At a […]

Alberta conservative ‘bozo eruptions’ help BC Kinder Morgan opponents

Alberta conservative ‘bozo eruptions’ help BC Kinder Morgan opponents

“Bozo eruptions” from religious social conservative Wildrose candidates sank that party’s 2012 election chances Alberta conservatives don’t get it. They’re so eager to fight with the British Columbia NDP government – and pipeline opponents hoping for a Hail Mary pass from Premier John Horgan – that they happily undermine Alberta’s case for the project. Or, […]