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.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Deeply Concerned by Kinder Morgan Project Description

New infrastructure at Westridge Terminal, Burnaby tank farm pose grave risk to Burrard Inlet

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, May 28, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is disturbed by details revealed in Kinder Morgan’s Project Description filed last week with the National Energy Board. The document outlines further details for the new Trans Mountain pipeline. Of particular concern to the Nation is the tripling of oil storage tank capacity in Burnaby and the significant expansion of the Westridge Marine terminal.

National and International Indigenous Leaders Support Tsleil-Waututh Nation Signing International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects

TSLEIL-WAUTUTH/COAST SALISH TERRITORY, VANCOUVER, BC, April 19, 2013 – A group of influential Indigenous leaders joined Chief Maureen Thomas 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 Nation Adamantly Opposes Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion, To Sign International Treaty and Host West Coast Pipeline Summit

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.

Tsleil-Waututh Calls for Moratorium on New Pipelines After Suncor Spill Reveals Response Process Inadequacies

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C., 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,

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Disturbed by Oil Spill Response Ship Debacle

NORTH VANCOUVER, March 21, 2013 – 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 in Vancouver 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.

Tsleil-Waututh Unconvinced by Harper’s Oil Tanker Safety Plan

Nation says no new pipelines is best safeguard for Canada’s seas and skies

NORTH VANCOUVER, March 18, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is unconvinced that the Harper government’s new oil tanker safety plan would adequately 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.

Tsleil-Waututh Questions Absence of Pipelines on Liberal Debate Agenda

Nation calls on all leaders to clarify position on Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal

VANCOUVER, Jan. 22, 2013 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is calling on Liberal Party of Canada 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.

Tsleil-Waututh Urges to Public to Give Equal Attention to Kinder Morgan Proposal

Trans Mountain pipeline proposal now larger than Enbridge’s Northern Gateway

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 14, 2013 – As hearings for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline move toVancouver 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.

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