"Using Oil Change International’s model of the North American pipeline and refinery system, we found that the Kinder Morgan pipeline would facilitate a major expansion of tar sands extraction – releasing as much as 162 million additional tonnes of CO2 per year. That’s equivalent to putting 34 million new cars on the road, or operating 42 coal plants."

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By STEWART PHILLIPSERGE ‘OTSI’ SIMON Fri., Dec. 7, 2018   Alberta was forced to announce oil production cuts this week in order to both liquidate existing backlogged oil and in the hopes of fetching higher prices. This was welcome news for all those fighting to prevent the worst, most catastrophic impacts of our rapidly changing climate.

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  Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: We are writing to convey our absolute condemnation of your condescending and sexist response to UBCIC Secretary-Treasurer Kukpi7 Judy Wilson yesterday afternoon during the Assembly of First Nations meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.

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  Last week -- with groups from all over the Salish Sea -- we sent more than 66,400 faxes calling on the National Energy Board to respect Indigenous Rights and Title and to take real action to save the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. “The Trudeau government’s slick, quick and dirty NEB process is a kick in the teeth to the Federal Court of Appeal ruling which quashed the federal approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project,” says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). “There is absolutely no chance that the impossibly short time frame and under-resourcing of the current NEB process will allow Canada to properly address the marine impacts of Trans Mountain. We continue to demand that this ill-conceived, dirty, garbage oil fuel expansion project be completely scrapped, and that Canada invest in real clean energy development projects.”

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