Kinder Morgan plans to start pipeline and tanker berth construction in September -- and we need to be ready.
Coast Protectors supporting the resistance to Kinder Morgan won't want to miss this webcast.
Chief Bob Chamberlin (Chief Councillor of Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation, Vice President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs), Josh Paterson (Executive Director, BC Civil Liberties Association), and Sven Biggs, (Campaigner, Stand.Earth) met via webcast on August 23 to share information about Kinder Morgan's plan to start pipeline and tanker berth construction in September and what we can expect in terms of protest, government response and how to keep yourself useful and safe while exercising your Charter rights to protest.
You can support the fight on the ground or online, there are many ways to make a big difference in this fight. (PDF Resources on protest rights here)
We all have a lot of questions about what will happen with Kinder Morgan's Transmountain pipeline in September.
The new BC government recently announced that without five or the eight remaining permits related to First Nations and Indigenous consultation being fulfilled, construction cannot start .
According to the construction schedule they have filed with the National Energy Board (NEB), Kinder Morgan plans to:
- Work on the oil tanker loading facility on Burrard Inlet
- Start expanding their Burnaby Tank Farm
- Begin tunneling under Burnaby Mountain
- Construct equipment and supply depots along the entire route of the pipeline
But Kinder Morgan has not meet key conditions of the permits that were issued by Christy Clark’s government related to consultation with First Nations. The new government has vowed a change in attitude towards First Nations and proper consultation will take months to complete.
Meanwhile, there are now 19 legal challenges to the permitting process for the Kinder Morgan pipeline and the strongest challenges come from First Nations.
A court date for the first round of arguments in the case that challenges the NEB permits was recently announced and October 2-12 at the federal court in Vancouver. A case just like this ones ultimately stopped Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline -- funding these cases is crucial.
You can support these cases by donating to Pull Together, a RAVEN Trust initiative to fund these court cases that benefit us all without forcing nations to choose between funding these cases and providing essential services to their community. www.Pull-Together.ca has already raised $500,000 towards the $600,000 legal bill - will you help them get over the edge?
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 Globe and Mail, August 25, 2017 "National Energy Board warns of unmet Trans Mountain requirements"