The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has been adamantly opposed to Kinder Morgan’s expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline since plans were first made public. The existing pipeline runs nearly 1,100 km from the Alberta tar sands to Westridge Terminal in the Burrard Inlet, the core of Tsleil-Waututh territory.
TSLEIL-WAUTUTH/COAST SALISH TERRITORY,Â VANCOUVER, BC,Â April 19, 2013 – A group of influential Indigenous leaders joined ChiefÂ Maureen ThomasÂ and Council of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in the signing of an International Treaty to protect land, water and indigenous way of life against the tar sands projects. With ratification from Keystone XL, Enbridge Northern Gateway,
TSLEIL-WAUTUTH/COAST SALISH TERRITORY, VANCOUVER, BC, April 17, 2013 /CNW/ – First Nations, environmentalists and public leaders will gather to stimulate discussion and raise public awareness about expansion of the Canadian tar sands and oil industry infrastructure during a one-day conference hosted by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation on April 19.
The conference at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver will commence with Tsleil-Waututh Chief Maureen Thomas signing the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects.
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER, B.C.,Â April 11, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is calling on the federal and provincial governments to place a moratorium on new pipelines after a spill at Suncor Energy Inc.’s Burrard Inlet facility on Saturday revealed alarming inadequacies in spill response and community notification protocols. The Nation says that until a credible, transparent plan for dealing with spills is in place,
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER,Â March 21, 2013 –Â Tsleil-Waututh Nation is disturbed by reports that British Columbia’s largest oil spill response ship, Burrard Cleaner No. 9, got stuck on a sandbar enroute from Esquimalt to the Harper government’s tanker safety press conference inÂ VancouverÂ on Monday. The incident underscores the Nation’s position that the dramatic increase in tanker traffic that would result from Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline is a risk too great to accept.
Nation says no new pipelines is best safeguard for Canada’s seas and skies
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER,Â March 18, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is unconvinced that the Harper government’s new oil tanker safety plan would adequatelyÂ protect the region from an oil spill that will inevitably occur if Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal is approved. The proposal would bring more than 400 oil tankers per year through Burrard Inlet and the Salish Sea.
Nation calls on all leaders to clarify position on Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal
VANCOUVER,Â Jan. 22, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is calling on Liberal Party ofÂ CanadaÂ leadership candidates to make clear their positions on Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal and for the party to add the issue of crude oil transportation from the Alberta oil sands to its debate agenda.
Trans Mountain pipeline proposal now larger than Enbridge’s Northern Gateway
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER, BC,Â Jan. 14, 2013 – As hearings for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline move toVancouverÂ this week, Tsleil-Waututh Nation is reminding citizens and their leaders that Kinder Morgan is planning an even larger pipeline project to export bitumen through British Columbia and the Lower Mainland.
Nation responds to Kinder Morgan’s increased capacity announcement
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER, BC,Â Jan. 10, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is dismayed at Kinder Morgan’s announcement today that it is increasing the capacity of its proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline project from 750,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels per day.
“We are disappointed by Kinder Morgan’s announcement today,
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER, BC,Â Nov. 14, 2012 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is commending federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair for his comments in Victoria on Tuesday regarding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline proposal. Mulcair stated that the Conservative’s amendments to the environmental review process have gutted it and rendered it meaningless, and in the absence of a thorough and credible assessment process,