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,
Nation seeks official process to have its rights upheld, voice heard
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER, BC,Â Nov. 8, 2012 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is calling on Natural Resources MinisterÂ Joe OliverÂ for informed, meaningful government-to-government consultation on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline proposal. The Nation wrote to the Minister responsible for the National Energy Board (NEB) this week seeking a process to ensure its voice is heard and its constitutionally guaranteed rights are upheld.
Nation warns that sessions may be the only official forum for public to voice concerns
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER, BC,Â Nov. 1, 2012 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is calling on Lower Mainland residents and all British Columbians to attend and respectfully voice their concerns at the upcoming Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline information sessions. These sessions may be the only formal opportunity for residents to let the company know what they think of its pipeline proposal.
Nations collaborate to oppose Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project
NORTHÂ VANCOUVER, BC,Â Sept. 1, 2012 – Today, the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations celebrated their sacred connection to the waters of the Salish Sea with an historic canoe journey starting at SwÃ¡ywi (Ambleside Park) and ending at Whey-Ah-Wichen (Cates Park) where each Nation signed a Declaration to protect the Salish Sea.Â The historic Declaration marks the Nations’