Pipeline politics — Can popular protest stop the tar sands leviathan?

By Richard Fidler Life on the Left December 8, 2012Petroleum giant Enbridge Inc. has taken huge strides in recent weeks to complete its plan to transport tar sands oil to eastern Canada and from there to foreign markets.Already assured of support from the Harper government, the company is rapidly lining up further backing from provincial politicians and industry players, including a key trade union. ... [click title to continue]

Pipeline setback for Enbridge doesn’t deter tar sands/natural gas rush in British Columbia

By Roger AnnisA Socialist in CanadaJuly 14, 2012A four-page report by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board into the disastrous pipeline break by Enbridge Corporation in Michigan last year is probably a final nail in the coffin of the company’s proposed ‘Northern Gateway’ tar sands bitumen pipeline across northern British Columbia to an export terminal in Kitimat.The NSTB concurred with ... [click title to continue]

Victoria rises up against the tar sands, pipelines, tankers, capitalism and colonialism

By Joan.Russow Peace, Earth, Justice NewsApril 15, 2012 Hundreds attended the rally against pipelines and tankers. Victoria, April 15, 2012. Photo: Sandra Cuffe Over 2000 people rallied at the Legislature and then walked to Centennial Square where there were panels and workshops. It was clear that this event is a beginning and foreshadowing of the solidarity resistance to come. There were passionate ... [click title to continue]

April 22: No Pipelines! No Tankers! Call to Action

Indigenous Environmental Network On April 22, Mother Earth Day, there is a call to action for organizing rallies as a public display of growing opposition to three major pipeline projects in British Columbia. These pipelines include: Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal, the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline, and the construction of Pacific Trails Pipeline by Apache, ... [click title to continue]