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The Arrests Began on Burnaby Mountain

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The arrests began on Burnaby Mountain. Police pushed the protestors back to the “legal protest” zone on Thursday.  Twenty-six were arrested.  David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, and at least two members of the Squamish Nation were among them.

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Is Trans Mountain’s Burnaby lawsuit a set-up?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Kinder Morgan’s subsidiary, Trans Mountain Pipeline, wants to build a larger pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to it’s Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, BC. This will triple the amount of diluted bitumen flowing through the lines. The city of Burnaby does not want this. On September 2, it stopped a Trans Mountain’s crew from working in a Burnaby park. The National Energy Board (NEB) intervened, which led to the crew’s return on Wednesday, October 29. They found their path obstructed by concerned Burnaby residents. This was expected. According to a witness, the Trans Mountain crew brought three cameras and only two chainsaws. The following day, five of the protestors were served with what has been described as a “1,000 page” lawsuit.  That sounds like a lot of work for Kinder Morgan’s lawyers to prepare in one day. Is Trans Mountain’s Burnaby lawsuit a set-up?

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2,000 Apply to speak at Kinder Morgan Pipeline Hearing

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe deadline for applications to speak at the National Energy Board’s hearing on the proposed Kinder Morgan (Trans-Mountain) Pipeline expansion proposal is over. Around 2,000 applicants came forward. Several Lower Mainland communities, the governments of BC, Alberta and Washington, as well as 40 First Nations (4 of which came from Washington state) have applied.
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