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.

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,

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