trans mountain pipeline

Trans Mountain Pipeline’s Lead Insurer Zurich Drops Coverage

Trans Mountain Pipeline’s Lead Insurer Zurich Drops Coverage

The lead insurer of Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline has dropped out. A spokesperson for the Trans Mountain pipeline, which is planning a controversial expansion opposed by environmental groups and some Indigenous communities, said that Zurich would not renew its insurance coverage, Reuters reported Wednesday. Zurich’s decision comes as environmental groups have put pressure on insurers […]

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    These Giant Portraits Will Stand in the Path of Trans Mountain Pipeline

    These Giant Portraits Will Stand in the Path of Trans Mountain Pipeline

    By Andrea Germanos To put forth a “hopeful vision for the future” that includes bold climate action, a new installation project is to be erected along the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion route to harnesses art’s ability to be a force for social change and highlight the fossil fuel project’s increased threats to indigenous rights […]

    Kinder Morgan Pipeline Leak Two Days Before Trudeau Buyout Was 48 Times Larger Than First Reported

    Kinder Morgan Pipeline Leak Two Days Before Trudeau Buyout Was 48 Times Larger Than First Reported

    By Jake Johnson Just two days before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government would purchase Kinder Morgan’s faltering and widely opposed Trans Mountain pipeline, British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment said 100 liters of crude oil had leaked at a Kinder Morgan pipeline pump station north of Kamloops—but the company initially refused to […]

    Canada to Buy Controversial Tar Sands Pipeline

    Canada to Buy Controversial Tar Sands Pipeline

    The Canadian government plans to spend $4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.5 billion) to buy Kinder Morgan’s existing Trans Mountain pipeline and its controversial expansion project that will triple the amount of tar sands transported from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia. The pipeline has been at the center of widespread protests by environmentalists and […]

    Trudeau Pledges Taxpayer Money, New Laws to Salvage Controversial Pipeline

    Trudeau Pledges Taxpayer Money, New Laws to Salvage Controversial Pipeline

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he is ready to offer financial aid and new legislation to push forward the contentious Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion that will triple production of tar sands going from Alberta to British Columbia. Houston-based developer Kinder Morgan has threatened to scrap the $7.4 billion (USD $5.9 billion) project unless […]

    Opposition Forces Kinder Morgan to Halt Trans Mountain Pipeline

    Opposition Forces Kinder Morgan to Halt Trans Mountain Pipeline

    By Andrea Germanos Environmental and indigenous groups are cheering after Kinder Morgan announced Sunday it was halting most work on its controversial Trans Mountain expansion pipeline project, citing continuing opposition. “This is a sign that organizing works, and it could well be the beginning of the end for this dangerous pipeline,” declared Clayton Thomas-Muller, a […]