Saturday, September 21, 2013

B.C. First Nation takes Trans Mountain expansion to court

CBC News: "A First Nation from British Columbia's southern Interior is taking the federal government and an oil company to court over plans to almost triple the capacity of an oil pipeline that crosses its reserve."

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Oil companies try to buy off aboriginal people

Questions over oil donations | Vancouver 24 hrs: "But Squamish Nation activist Khelsilem Rivers criticized donations from Kinder Morgan to the commission and TransCanada to Reconciliation Canada. He wants the money returned.

“There's a real contradiction,” Rivers said. “What kind of reconciliation is being promoted, if these types of companies – that are currently attempting to destroy what (aboriginal) people are fighting to protect – are partnering with them? It makes it very difficult for community members to participate in a meaningful way.”"

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