Tag Archives: Pipelines

‘Not With A Bang, But A Whimper’

“On Thursday morning {Feb. 23, 2017}, law enforcement entered the ‘Oceti Sakowin’ camp to do a final sweep before officially shutting it down, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby ‘Dakota Access Pipeline’. 

erblnotwithabangbutawhimper800x800“The Oceti Sakowin camp was the largest of several temporary camps on the northern edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Protesters have been living on this land for months…

“The ‘North Dakota Joint Information Center’ reports that 46 people were arrested today. Others left the camp voluntarily throughout the day, according to a news release from the center… Continue reading ‘Not With A Bang, But A Whimper’

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‘Pipe Fiction’

Canadian media continues to give widespread exposure to unelected, unaccountable, misleading aboriginal race activists, further exacerbating an unhealthy racist discourse in Canada: 

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“From Standing Rock to The Assembly of ‘First Nations’…opposition to pipelines has become a rallying cry, and a hill many political leaders have staked out as their preferred location for death…

“…A few years ago, I visited the Unist’ot’en camp in British Columbia. This camp is located west of Prince George, on the proposed right-of-way of the ‘Gateway’ pipeline. I was impressed by the resolve and commitment of the people who had set up camp and remained for several years. They were creating a permanent settlement within ‘their’ unceded territory.

He conveniently omits the fact that the protest camp is at least partly funded by Vancouver Lower Mainland anarchists and environmentalists, was initially set up to oppose a natural gas pipeline that is also coming through that area, and is NOT supported by the local elected tribal chiefs..:  Continue reading ‘Pipe Fiction’

‘Caving In To Bullying’

Aboriginal pressure has bullied a federal Cabinet Minister into backing away from his support for enforcing the law:

‘Carr ‘sorry’ for saying military could be called in against pipeline protesters’ 

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“Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Tuesday he didn’t choose his words carefully when saying the military could be called in against protesters fighting the expansion of two pipelines the Trudeau government approved last week.

“Carr told reporters in Ottawa he regrets the comments he made Thursday to room of business leaders in Edmonton.  Continue reading ‘Caving In To Bullying’

‘No Treaty Leg To Stand On’

“There has been a lot of talk of late about treaties from the protesters trying to block the ‘Dakota Access Pipeline’, with the assertion that the land the pipeline is being built on is land the Sioux people never ceded to the federal government…

“…the ‘Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868’ seems to say that the tribe must accept the pipeline…  

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‘Pipeline Phobia’

‘Standing Rock Aboriginal Protest Leader Advises and Encourages Illegal Anti-pipeline Actions in Canada’:

“There really isn’t much of a border when it comes to these issues…”
{In her speech, she refers to “so-called Canada”…}

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“Dozens of people packed a free, public event {Paid for and initiated by U.S.-organized and funded ‘Leadnow’. See below…} Thursday evening in Vancouver to hear about how ‘direct-action’ {‘illegal’} protests have affected the ‘Dakota Access Pipeline’, and whether those tactics might ‘translate’ to ‘Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Mountain project.  Continue reading ‘Pipeline Phobia’

‘Tribes Sign Treaty Opposing Pipelines’

“‘Indigenous’ ‘nations’ from across the country signed a “continent-wide ‘indigenous’ treaty” to oppose five oil pipelines awaiting approval across the country. 

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{A small minority of Chiefs from across North America FLEW into Montreal and Vancouver for the ‘treaty’ signing. But none of them pledged to stop using oil or oil-based products. And they all still want money from the rest of us, while offering to contribute exactly nothing…}

“The…Native American tribes from Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, British Columbia and the U.S. made the announcement in joint press conferences Thursday.  Continue reading ‘Tribes Sign Treaty Opposing Pipelines’

‘Shooting Ourselves in the Foot…’

With an Aboriginal Industry constantly taking economic projects to court, the effects of Race Based Law are being felt more and more: 

“Canada’s business climate is becoming increasingly uncertain and we see this as a problem.

“Prudent investors look for certainty and stability when they shop their dollars around. If Canada wants to attract the investment it needs to sustain a robust economy, it must present a vastly different picture from the one it’s displaying now.

“If Canada becomes known for a business environment subject to continuing and extended government approval delays, course-changes, {court challenges} and not keeping up its end of the bargain, potential investors will take their business elsewhere, hurting everyone in Canada. ERBLShootingOurselvesInTheFoot800x800“The most recent illustration popped up right in our backyard. The Federal Court of Appeal last month overturned the federal government’s approval of the Enbridge ‘Northern Gateway’ pipeline project… The Court found that the federal government had not ‘adequately consulted’ with ‘First Nations’ groups…

Based on previous approval from the federal government, other groups involved had, in good faith, been investing time, energy and money, upholding their commitments and doing their part. Notably, the chief proponent, ‘Enbridge’, the company behind the Northern Gateway project, went through extensive consultations with aboriginal groups… Continue reading ‘Shooting Ourselves in the Foot…’

‘Defying Canada’

“Canadian aboriginal groups and their allies said…they ‘have the power’ to block proposed oil pipelines on land where they have ‘proven title’, dismissing comments by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau {and the Supreme Court} , who said no community has a veto. ERBLDefyingCanada800x800“Trudeau told ‘Reuters’…that unanimous consent is not needed for the government to approve pipeline projects to bring Canadian oil to market, even as he pledged consultation with aboriginals and environmentalists who oppose projects.  Continue reading ‘Defying Canada’