Trans Mountain Pipeline


COVID-19 has changed everything. Oil markets are in chaos, and companies like Shell and Total are pulling out of the oil sands. The oil boom is over. But the federal government is ploughing ahead with the Trans Mountain pipeline project, putting billions of tax dollars at risk at a time when we need every public dollar to help Canadians weather the economic storm caused by the pandemic.

The Trans Mountain pipeline will ship oil for 50 years, locking us in to decades of carbon emissions that will make it impossible to meet our climate targets. One major spill of toxic bitumen could devastate B.C.’s priceless coast. And the pipeline is set to bulldoze through the unceded territory of Indigenous communities who have not given their consent.

All this for a project that no longer makes sense. Building a heavy oil pipeline in the post-COVID age ignores science and economics. That’s why more than 100 Canadian economists and energy experts have called on the government to rethink the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Construction is still in its early stages, and billions could still be saved to fund the clean energy projects and green jobs that will build a healthy, resilient economy for all Canadians.

Aerial image of Trans Mountain Pipeline oil spill in Burnaby, covers entire intersection, yards and is next to houses.

Aerial image of Trans Mountain Pipeline oil spill in Burnaby, covers entire intersection, yards and is next to houses.

Trans Mountain Pipeline – What’s at stake?

The Salish Sea is under direct threat from the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The expansion will bring 400 AFRAMAX oil tankers to Metro Vancouver every year, each loaded with toxic bitumen that would cause an ecological disaster if spilled. Dogwood has organized crucial community opposition to the project, which forced the original corporate backer (Kinder Morgan) to sell off the project to the federal government.

The pipeline expansion project threatens our land and water, our global climate and the unceded territories of Indigenous communities who have not given their consent. We’re working with a broad coalition to put relentless pressure on Ottawa to cancel the pipeline and save billions of taxpayer dollars for clean energy and a just transition.

The urgent battle to decarbonize B.C.

03.16.21 | Climate, Organizing, Strategy, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Time for emergency measures, at every level of society, to burn less oil and gas “Our government is working hard every day to build real climate action into everything we do,” Premier John Horgan wrote in fall 2019. That was after more than 100,000 youth climate strikers brought downtown Vancouver to a standstill. “I feel […]

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Families, politicians and protectors join #StopTMX day of action

02.16.21 | Actions, Climate, General, No Tankers, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Communities take a stand along the Trans Mountain pipeline route and online on Family Day Trans Mountain recently announced that it was re-starting construction after an extended shut-down. Alongside this project’s devastating climate impacts and Indigenous rights violations, pipeline construction threatens land, water and neighbourhoods across B.C. — including 1308 trees slated to be chopped […]

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Keeping Trans Mountain’s chainsaws at bay

08.10.20 | Campaigns, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Hundreds of citizens support Dr. Tim Takaro’s treetop protest to protect the Brunette River forest On Day 6 of public health doctor Tim Takaro’s treetop protest, 200 citizens joined him in the forest near the Brunette River in Burnaby to learn more about this special place Trans Mountain wants to destroy, and support Dr. Takaro’s […]

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