Dear Coast Protectors, I’m writing you from Edmonton, the other end of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Like most Albertans, I’ve followed your mobilization in opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) with great interest. Unlike many Albertans, I am opposed to the building of more pipelines to transport increasing amounts of our oil to various markets.

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province will buy the Trans Mountain oil pipeline project if that’s what it takes to get it built.

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  “Kinder Morgan is up against a disciplined, strategic mindset I don’t think they properly appreciate,” Gallagher said. “They’re in over their heads in Houston.”

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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip blockaded Kinder Morgan's tank farm Saturday April 9. The company chose not to call the police. On Sunday, executives in Houston announced they were halting spending on Kinder Morgan Canada's pipeline and tanker project. 

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  A full-day blockade at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby construction site today was led by Tsleil-Waututh Elder Ta'ah Amy George and the full executive of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, which represents more than half the nations, tribes and bands in BC.Grand Chief Stewart Phillip (Penticton Indian Band), Chief Bob Chamberlin (Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation) and Chief Judy Wilson (Neskonlith First Nation in Secwepemc territory) were joined by hundreds of supporters in pouring rain, shutting down work at the facility for the day. 

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  April 3, 2018, VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – For the past six days, Secwepemc land defender Suntree Johnson Larue has been in police custody after an undercover police ambush at Burnaby Mountain. The RCMP targeted Suntree with a coordinated and forceful attack as he was walking near the gates of the Kinder Morgan tank farm in Burnaby.

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  Kinder Morgan's Burnaby Mountain tank farm doesn't need to be tripled -- it needs to be moved. Forest Grove Elementary School and hundreds of thousands of people within a 5 kilometre radius are in danger from an explosive crude oil chain reaction, says Burnaby fire chief.  

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On Friday March 23rd, we’re showing the national depth of opposition to Kinder Morgan’s risky pipeline and tanker project with a National Day of Action to support Protect the Inlet.

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  “We lived and worked in fear when I worked for Trans Mountain, because the reality is that no amount of equipment or people is going to change the fact that in the event of a spill, they will be able to recover very little.”

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Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver) – Early this morning Terry Christenson, a 70-year old Grandfather of two, and former Juno nominee, scaled a tree on the inside of Kinder Morgan’s fence (Westridge terminal side) and erected a mid-air camp suspended from its trunk. Terry constructed the high-flying structure to stop Kinder Morgan’s proposed tree clearing which is being done to enable the company’s drilling through Burnaby Mountain.

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