Approval for controversial oil pipelines and tankers project denied
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC and COAST SALISH TERRITORY, May 26, 2015 â€“ Today, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation the â€œPeople of the Inletâ€ released the outcomes of its independent assessment of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project (TMEX), conducted as a matter of its own jurisdiction and law.
A large spill of diluted bitumen near Vancouver could kill over 100,000 birds and seriously harm other mammals, according to a new study.
The National Observer reported, May 18, on the new report co-commissioned by Tsleil-Waututh Nation, titled ‘The Fate and Effect of Oil Spills from the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River Estuary.’
Up to 90 per cent of a Burrard Inlet oil spill would reach shoreline in hours” The Vancouver Sun reports today with the launch of an oil spill animation model.
â€œThe model demonstrates that nowhere is safe in Burrard Inlet,â€ says Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief Maureen Thomas.
â€œSpilled oil has the potential to foul every corner of our inlet leaving only a legacy of more pollution for our children and spoiling everything Tsleil-Waututh holds as sacred.â€
The independent spill trajectory model was created for the City of Vancouver and City Of Burnaby,
â€œWe will never consentâ€ states TWN; 58,000 Sign Corporate Watchdogâ€™s Petition Urging Kinder Morgan to Respect Indigenous Rights and Abandon Pipeline Expansion Plan
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Thursday, May 7th, representatives of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the â€œPeople of the Inletâ€, attended Kinder Morgan Inc.â€™s (KMI) Annual General Shareholder Meeting in Houston to state their steadfast opposition to the corporationâ€™s planned expansion of the TransMountain pipeline and tanker project.
An evening of pizza, film and sharing ideas!
You are invited to attend the screening of the film Directly Affected on Monday, May 11th at 5-9pm. The screening will take place at the Tsleil-Waututh Community Centre. This event is free to attend for theÂ Tsleil-WaututhÂ community but the public is also welcome to attend by donation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Tsleil-Waututh Nation, North Vancouver, BCâ€”April 17, 2015)
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC and COAST SALISH TERRITORY:Â Today, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the “People of the Inlet”, stands in solidarity with everyone who has a connection to Burrard Inlet.Â We applaud the efforts of all those gathered here today in Port Moody, one of our historic village sites,
Celebrate United Nations World Water Day with the Vancouver Council of Canadians, Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion, Tanker Free BC and Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust.
Join our celebration at New Brighton Park in Traditional Tsleil-Waututh Territory in Vancouver and hear speakers Carleen Thomas and Charlene Aleck of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust.