Press Clipping: With a hushed crowd of about one hundred, the unofficial result of the Kitimat plebiscite was read aloud Saturday evening. Instantly, those gathered at the downtown park erupted into screams of joy. Enbridge has lost the vote.
In the Media
Press Clipping: Hundreds of people gathered in Burnaby on Saturday to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. "We are in the process of building a mass movement of people who are committed to stopping pipelines from the tar sands, and this was a step forward in building that movement," said Ruth
Press Clipping: Public-opinion research contracted by Ottawa suggests the pro-resource-development Conservative government has not yet convinced Canadians of the national benefits of the energy industry. "The perceived advantages of pipelines were economic — though few participants saw Canada as a whole benefiting from pipelines being built," said a report from Environics posted publicly this week.
Press Clipping: Former President Jimmy Carter urged President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday, warning that the project would worsen the damaging effects of climate change and saying their decision would define their legacy "on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced.”
Press Clipping: It was reported today that Exxon-Mobil will begin disclosing the degree to which its assets are exposed to future greenhouse gas policies. This risk is at the heart of what has become known as the carbon bubble, a term advanced by UK group Carbon Tracker, which suggests that assets may be over-valued as a result of not accounting for potential future limits on fossil fuel extraction imposed to fight climate change.
Press Clipping: Management at TransCanada Corp. were dismissive to employees who raised concerns in recent years about the safety of the company’s existing and brand new North American pipeline infrastructure, newly released company records reveal. The thousands of pages of records, released over the past month by the Senate energy and environment committee, show cases where engineers were told in internal emails to stop searching for potential pipeline defects.
Press Clipping: During the townhall meeting on the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan's pipeline, Mayor Derek Corrigan said, "I don't want to pretend to you the game isn't fixed. I know the game is fixed. ... We are up against it, but ... things start with a small group of people." It's a bit of a homage to the well-known quote from Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Press Clipping: Environmental reporter Mychaylo Prystupa is just arriving in Kitimat, where residents are getting pushed to vote “yes” on the pipeline. Enbridge is running a massive PR campaign, with corporate canvassers going door to door to try and convince locals to back the oil giant on April 12.