Kinder Morgan Pipeline Threatens Ecology and Economy of Salish Tribes

Tribes on Both Sides of the Border Intervene in Proceeding to Address Tanker Traffic and Oil Spill Risks

SEATTLE, WA and VANCOUVER, BC, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ – Opposition to Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain proposed pipeline project ramped up today as Coast Salish peoples on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border vowed to oppose the project as intervenors before Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB).

Salish Coast LIVE Winter Gathering – Feb 21 & 22

A gathering to honour Tsleil-Waututh culture, land & water in the face of a proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

Hosted by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust, the two-day Salish Coast LIVE Winter Gathering brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to learn about the issues and understand the threats to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Territory and culture.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation says NEB Pipeline Process Deeply Flawed

Nation calls on Federal government to meet its constitutional obligations

NORTH VANCOUVER, and COAST SALISH TERRITORY, BC, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – In response to yesterday’s announcement that Kinder Morgan has filed a formal application with the National Energy Board (NEB), Tsleil-Waututh Nation is denouncing the pipeline review process. The Nation says the NEB review is fundamentally flawed because it is incapable of meeting the Crown’s constitutional obligations to Tsleil-Waututh and other First Nations.

Kwel hoy’: “We Draw the Line” Tsleil-Waututh Nation accepts a gift in solidarity, connecting Nations along the West Coast

North Vancouver, B.C. Coast Salish Territory: September 29, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation unveils a gift from master carver Jewell James of the Lummi Tribe.   This unique Totem will stand tall in the Tsleil-Waututh community as a permanent symbol of solidarity among Coast Salish Nations opposing destructive fossil fuel projects like Kinder Morgan’s project to twin the already existing pipeline that runs from Alberta’s tar sands to Burnaby’s Westridge Terminal which will increase oil tanker traffic along the West Coast.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Calls Attention to Pipeline Risks After Kinder Morgan Spill

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, June 13, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is calling attention to the risks associated with pipelines after an oil spill shut down Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline yesterday. The 12-barrel spill occurred near Merritt, B.C., while Kinder Morgan was performing maintenance on the line.

“This incident demonstrates that with pipelines, spills are inevitable,”

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Commends Government of BC for Rejecting Northern Gateway Proposal

NORTH VANCOUVER, May 31, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is commending the Government of BC on its announcement today regarding Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. The Province stated that it cannot support the project as presented because it has not been able to address British Columbians’ environmental concerns.

“Today we raise our hands to Premier Clark and the Government of BC for making the right decision.

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