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When it comes to climate, SFU students have had enough ‘bold claims and buzzwords’

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Students at Simon Fraser University are threatening the school with a hunger strike until it commits to a full divestment of fossil fuels by 2025.

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Confrontation over the pipeline continues in Burnaby

At least six protesters have been arrested in this latest phase of the ongoing confrontation between TMX construction crews and self-styled ‘land defenders.’ The immediate struggle is to prevent workers from clearing more than 1,300 trees along the pipeline route through Burnaby. This was to have been carried out between Aug 1 and Sept 15th. The arrests began on September 7th, but a coalition calling itself “Protect the Planet STOP TMX” (PPST) has occupied this site since August 3, 2020. 

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Challenging trans Mountain’s 2018 Injunction

Editor’s note: Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are challenging a 2018 injunction to prevent protesters from “physically obstructing, impeding or otherwise preventing access” to work sites in Burnaby. Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Tim Takaro says there are two environmentally sensitive streams along the route and inadequate consideration of the pipeline’s climate impact.

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Trans Mountain says it was trying to ensure “safe construction” when it removed a peaceful protest site in December along its pipeline route in the Vancouver area.

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NEB Says Kinder Morgan Does Not have to Answer

By Roy L Hales

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The NEB says Kinder Morgan Does not have to answer British Columbia’s questions about responding to an oil spill.  The province’s motion concerning redactions to the Emergency Management Program (EMP) documents because “sufficient information has been filed from the existing EMP documents to meet the Board’s requirements at this stage of the process”.

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