Kanahus Manuel, an activist from the Neskonlith band of the Secwepemc people in British Columbia, will lead a group of activists opposed to the Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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The Musqueam First Nation welcomes intervention from the BC government to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, while at the same time remaining cautious. The new government campaigned against the pipeline in the spring elections.
British Columbia will join almost two dozen conservationist groups and First Nations who are challenging the federal government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee will begin monitoring the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Alberta Premiere, Rachel Notley, responded to questions about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion by stating that the project will move forward.
Grand River First Nation, along with 120 other First Nations, has a signed a treaty alliance to oppose the expansion of oil sands and pipelines across North America. Many First Nations are looking to implement clean energy alternatives.
APTN National News has reported that Kinder Morgan finalized a deal with Peters First Nation of British Columbia that could be worth up to $20 million over 20 years.
British Columbia's Coldwater, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations announced plans to take legal actions against the proposed twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, which was recently approved by the federal government.
Following the federal government's approval of Kinder Morgan's proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation has vowed to stop its construction.
Despite the vocal opposition of many British Columbia First Nations to proposed pipelines—including projects by the companies Enbridge and Kinder Morgan—National Energy Board records include forty letters of support from aboriginal groups submitted during review proceedings for those two project