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Protecting the Fraser with song, ceremony and resistance

06.02.21 | Actions, Indigenous rights, No Tankers, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Indigenous leaders and supporters gather in response to Trans Mountain’s plans to begin drilling under the Fraser river Cottonwood seed blew through the sky like snow and the river ran swiftly behind us as Secwépemc elder Minnie Kenoras offered sage smudging to people arriving at the banks of the Fraser. On May 29, we gathered […]

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The urgent battle to decarbonize B.C.

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

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 |  Dogwood

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 |  Alexandra Woodsworth

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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The world has changed. Why is Canada still in the pipeline business?

07.15.20 | Climate, News, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Trans Mountain is the wrong line in the sand Last week, three separate oil and gas pipelines were killed in the U.S., starting with the Supreme Court putting the brakes on Keystone XL to protect waterways. Investors saw the writing on the wall and pulled out of the Atlantic Coast gas pipeline. And in a […]

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STICKER SHOCK: Canadians reject Trans Mountain’s new price tag

02.19.20 | Media, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Dogwood

Support crumbles when costs exceed $12 billion, new poll finds OTTAWA – Only 16 per cent of Canadians approve of the federal government spending more than $12 billion to build the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline, according to a national poll released today by Nanos Research. Meanwhile, 59 per cent of people in Quebec (43 per […]

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Public support for Trans Mountain plummets as costs rise: poll

02.19.20 | Media, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Dogwood

Canadians balk at borrowing more than $12 billion for a pipeline, Nanos survey finds OTTAWA – Only 16 per cent of Canadians say they are comfortable with the federal government spending more than $12 billion of taxpayer money to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, according to a national survey by Nanos Research. When asked […]

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Land, money and markets: three things every pipeline needs

02.15.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Kai Nagata

Indigenous solidarity is part of a powerful three-pronged strategy to stop fossil fuel expansion Long after the last pipeline has been dug up and recycled, Wet’suwet’en people will decide what happens on their lands through their own chosen system of governance. Chiefs’ names like Na’moks, Lho’imggin and Gisday’wa will be handed down in the feast […]

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