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Trans Mountain Expansion Proposal (TMX)

 

Formerly owned by Kinder Morgan before being purchased by the Canadian federal government (Trudeau), the Trans Mountain pipeline project is seeking to twin the existing pipeline where possible, within the existing right of way between Strathcona County, Alberta to to Burnaby, British Columbia.  The project plans to add new pump stations along the route, increase the number of storage tanks at existing facilities and increase the capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day.  In addition, plans include expanding the Westridge Marine Terminal.  (website) (www.transmountain.com) (How close are you to the Kinder Morgan pipeline?)

 

Although the project has been described as a "twinning" of an existing pipeline, part of the expansion would include a different route through the Rocky Mountains to the coast. (article)

 

Proponents say the project would create about 90 permanent jobs and employ 4,500 people at the peak of construction.  (article)

 

Opponents are concerned due to the age of the existing pipeline (60 years), the risk of the content (transporting raw bitumen), whether First Nations treaties were originally honoured and are still being honoured.  Also potential adverse impacts on vegetation, old-growth forests, wildlife; as well as the impacts of the seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on the ocean and orca whales.

 

For an overview by The Globe and Mail (Jan 2019)

 

First Nations

 

The pipeline is slated to go through 15 First Nations reserves and 80 First Nations territories without consent, including the Coldwater Band, which has vowed to fight the pipeline. (AO First Nations News)

 

TransMountain Pipeline News

 

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2019-09-09

National Observer

Trans Mountain pipeline demanded teens cover legal costs — then changed its mind

Stephanie Wood

2019-06-17

Youtube / Green Party of Canada

Talking about TMX - David Suzuki, Elizabeth May, and Paul Manly on Kenney government's misleading TMX pipeline campaign

Elizabeth May

2019-04-01

National Observer

Canada considers 'emergency' warning from scientists that could complicate Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Brenna Owen

2019-02-08

National Observer

$2 billion oil industry subsidy in the making as Trans Mountain files toll application

Robyn Allan

AO Subsidy News

2018-08-30

CBC News

Premier Rachel Notley pulls Alberta out of federal climate plan over Trans Mountain ruling

 

2018-08-30

National Observer

Court quashes Trudeau’s approval of Trans Mountain pipeline

Mike De Souza

 

2018-06-12

National Observer

Leaked letter reveals Kinder Morgan broke rules for months before Canadian officials noticed company put marine life in danger

Mike De Souza

“Down the line, if the feds become the owner, what does it look like for them to prosecute themselves?”

2018-05-30

National Observer

Kinder Morgan reaps reward for handing over Trans Mountain

Alastair Sharp

2018-05-29

Toronto Star

Justin Trudeau’s $4.5 billion Trans Mountain pipeline purchase met with a storm of criticism

Alex Ballingall, Bruce Campion-Smith, Tonda MacCharles

- purchase price in 2007 was $550 million

2018-05-29

National Observer

Kinder Morgan bailout to cost north of $15 billion

Robyn Allan

2018-05-27

Reuters

Canada to buy Kinder Morgan oil pipeline in bid to save project

David Ljunggren, Rod Nickel

2018-05-27

New York Times

Canadian Government to Buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline

Ian Austen

- C$4.5 bln

2018-05-27

CTV News Vancouver

Trans Mountain pipeline shut down after spill in Darfield, B.C.

Megan Devlin

2018-05-24

CBC News

Court throws out Trans Mountain pipeline challenge from City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation

Jason Proctor

2018-05-22

Vancouver Sun

Pipeline battle escalates as B.C. government files court challenge against Alberta

Gordon Hoekstra

2018-05-16

CBC News

Alberta passes bill 'to turn off the taps' to B.C. over pipeline delays

Michelle Bellefontaine

2018-05-16

National Observer

'How long will taxpayers be on the hook?' Brad Wall weighs in on Kinder Morgan

Joel Ballard

2018-05-15

National Observer

What’s behind Kinder Morgan’s May 31 ultimatum? Follow the money

Robyn Allan

2018-05-02

Energy Mix

NEB Rebuffs Kinder Morgan Bid to Put Pipeline Spill Risk on “Corporate Credit Card”

Clark Williams-Derry

Sightline Institute

2018-04-30

BNN Bloomberg

Trans Mountain won’t proceed without $10B Ottawa backing: Former TransCanada CEO

John Gray

2018-04-27

Edmonton Journal

Government earmarks $2 million for pro-pipeline advertising campaign

Emma Graney

AO Info - Subsidies

2018-04-25

DesmogCanada

The Real Reason Canada is in Crisis Over the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Emma Gilchrist

2018-04-24

APTN National News

Travelling the pipeline: Coldwater couple says Kinder Morgan won’t fix their farmland unless they sign deal

Lucy Scholey

- Janice Antoine, Percy Joe

2018-04-18

Youtube

Nathan Cullen MP – Emergency Debate on Kinder Morgan (10 mins)

 

2018-

National Observer

 

Government insiders say Trans Mountain pipeline approval was rigged

Mike De Souza

2018-04-13

Desmog Canada

‘They’re Not Getting How the Constitution Works’: Why Trudeau, Notley Can’t Steamroll B.C. on Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Emma Gilchrist

2018-04-10

The Energy Mix

Exclusive: Outside the Bitumen Bubble

Paul McKay

- chemical composition

2018-03-23

Global News

B.C. MPs Elizabeth May, Kennedy Stewart arrested at Kinder Morgan facility

Estefania Duran, Jeremy Lye

2018-03-15

National Observer

B.C. judge protects 'Watch House' but issues permanent injunction to stop disruptive Kinder Morgan protests

Dylan Waisman

2018-03-10

Other98.com

A Standing Rock-Style Indigenous Occupation Just Kicked Off in Canada

Emily Johnston

AO Info – Standing Rock

2018-02-25

Common Sense Canadian

There is virtually zero Asian demand for Alberta bitumen, new Kinder Morgan analysis reveals

 

2018-01-11

CTV Vancouver News

RCMP break into camper to arrest pipeline protesters

Penny Daflos

2017-11-29

Globe and Mail

B.C. slams Ottawa’s defence of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Justine Hunter, Shawn McCarthy, Jeff Lewis

2017-11-09

North Shore News

First Nations, eco-tour owners shocked at razor wire fence

Jane Seyd

- floating razor wire fence

2017-11-02

Youtube / Anushka In-Repair

Warriors Remove Illegal Anti Salmon Spawning Nets (6 mins)

 

2017-10-29

Spaces.hightail.com

Kinder Morgan: Swift Creek

- Kinder Morgan installs salmon anti-spawning mats near Valemount

2017-09-27

CBC News BC

Court of appeal rules against Kinder Morgan, federal government on existing Trans Mountain pipeline

 

2017-08-28

TheProvince.com

Robyn Allan: The search for Trans Mountain’s mythical 15,000 construction jobs

Robyn Allen

2017-07-15

CBC

Forget Smokey the Bear: How First Nation fire wisdom is key to megafire prevention

Yvette Brend

2017-07-12

OilPrice.com

Canada’s Wildfires Threaten Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline

 

2017-07-08

CBC News BC

B.C. declares state of emergency as wildfires burn out of control

Maryse Zeidler

2017-05-31

Youtube / The Canadian Press

‘It’s dead’: Elizabeth May on Kinder Morgan pipeline (1:28 mins)

The Canadian Press

- Elizabeth May

2017-05-31

Youtube / The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau will continue to back Kinder Morgan pipeline (1 min)

The Canadian Press

- Justin Trudeau

2017-05-30

Youtube / CBC News

Rachel Notley says the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion will go ahead (1:03 mins)

CBC

- Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta

2017-06-02

Youtube / Green Party of Canada

Elizabeth May: Fact-checking supporting arguments for the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion (8:32 mins)

Green Party of Canada

2017-06-02

CBC News

B.C. grand chief responds to Alberta premier on Trans Mountain, warning it 'will never see the light of day'

Brandi Morin

2017-01-12

Vancouver Sun

All five conditions met for B.C.'s approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline: Christy Clark

Rob Shaw, Gordon Hoekstra, Stephanie Ip

- unprecedented revenue sharing deal with BC

2017-01-06

Vancouver Sun

The inside story of Kinder Morgan's approval

Peter O’Neil

2016-11-30

Green Party of Canada

Video: Elizabeth May talks Kinder Morgan approval (5 mins)

Elizabeth May

- Ship out bitumen, ship out jobs

2016-11-29

CBC

ANALYSIS

For Trudeau and Trans Mountain, it’s all over but the shouting

Aaron Wherry

2016-11-29

CBC

Trudeau cabinet approves Trans Mountain, Line 3 pipelines, rejects Northern Gateway

John Paul Tasker

AO Line 3

AO Northern Gateway

2016-10-21

National Observer

How a Texas multinational got to “walkaround” a Canadian pipeline safety order

Mike De Souza

2016-07-21

National Observer

Trudeau government denies conflict after appointing former Kinder Morgan partner to review pipeline

Elizabeth McSheffrey

2016-06-07

Globe and Mail

Western mayors clash over Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Shawn McCarthy

2016-01-11

Vancouver Sun

Province of B.C. formally opposes Kinder Morgan expansion

Rob Shaw

2015-11-23

TheProvince.com

City of Burnaby loses Trans Mountain court battle, ordered to pay company’s costs

 

2015-08-13

National Observer

Kinder Morgan stock under siege, pipeline expansion a shaky bet

Robyn Allan

2015-08-12

Vancouver Observer

KINDER MORGAN HEARING: 35 drop out from speaking up at ‘rigged’ pipeline review

The Canadian Press

- “biased” and “unfair” NEB process

2015-05-20

Global News

Expert drops out of Trans Mountain review

Laura Kane

- Robyn Allan

2015-02-05

Vancouver Observer

Kwantlen Nation stunned to learn of Kinder Morgan drilling

Mychaylo Prystupa

2014-12-11

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Energy Giant Kinder Morgan’s Ambitious Goals Cost Communities Big

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-12-03

Wagingnonviolence.org

Blog: Kinder Morgan leaves Burnaby Mountain in win for pipeline protesters

Kate Aronoff

2014-11-17

Vancouver Observer

Massive crowd on Burnaby Mountain, as Kinder Morgan injunction takes effect

Mychaylo Prystupa

 

2014-11-07

Globe and Mail

Anti-pipeline protesters give dirty looks over remark that facial expressions are ‘assault’

#Kmface

2014-11-05

Globe and Mail

Trans Mountain alleges protesters intend to harm Kinder Morgan

Tamsyn Burgmann

- Caretakers of Burnaby Mountain

- #Kmface

2014-11-03

DesmogCanada

Energy Executive Quits Trans Mountain Pipeline Review, Calls NEB Process A ‘Public Deception’

- Marc Eliesen

2014-11-02

Dogwood Initiative

Energy Executive Blasts Kinder Morgan Review as “Fraudulent”, Quits

- Marc Eliesen

2014-10-31

Vancouver Observer

Kinder Morgan slaps Burnaby residents with multi-million-dollar lawsuit

Mychaylo Prystupa

(Burnaby Mountain map source)

2014-09-17

CBC News

Burnaby’s Trans Mountain Pipeline injunction rejected by B.C. court

 

2014-09-03

DeSmogCanada

City of Burnaby Issues Stop Work Order After Kinder Morgan Employees Arrive in Conservation Area with Chainsaws

Carol Linnitt

- conflicting interpretation of NEB’s Section 73

2014-07-15

Desmog Canada

Decision on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Delayed Until After Next Federal Election

Emma Gilchrist

2014-03-18

Vancouver Sun

Homeowners dismayed to learn Kinder Morgan wants their land

Kelly Sinoski

2013-11-05

Youtube/TransMtn

Economic Benefits for Trans Mountain Expansion Project

 

 

 

 


 

 

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