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.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Asks “Where will it end?”

Nation responds to Kinder Morgan’s increased capacity announcement

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, 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,

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Commends Federal NDP Leader For Opposition to Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, 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,

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Calls on Federal Government for Consultation on Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Nation seeks official process to have its rights upheld, voice heard

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 8, 2012 – Tsleil-Waututh Nation is calling on Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver 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.

Tsleil-Waututh Calls on Lower Mainland Residents to Participate in Upcoming Kinder Morgan Pipeline Info Sessions

Nation warns that sessions may be the only official forum for public to voice concerns

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, 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.

Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Nations Sign Historic Declaration to Protect the Salish Sea

Nations collaborate to oppose Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, 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 Swáywi (Ambleside Park) and ending at Whey-Ah-Wichen (Cates Park) where each Nation signed a Declaration to protect the Salish Sea.  The historic Declaration marks the Nations’

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