More CUC churches confirmed fossil-free

Anti-pipeline activists were celebrating yesterday, May 29th, with the news that Kinder Morgan had warned its investors that the Trans-Mountain pipeline might never be built. This is momentous news, because it suggests that proponents of the age of oil might be passing from the Denial stage to the Anger stage, or even beyond that. CUSJ members will recall that … Read more

What you can do–right NOW–to stop the madness of continued oil sands expansion

Are you feeling frustrated with the fact that the Kinder Morgan trans-mountain pipeline project, and other pipelines, seem to be unstoppable? The Coast Protectors held a webinar this week to discuss actions that are being taken. Inspired by that webinar, here are some actions that all of us can take, right now, to show solidary with … Read more

Trans-Mountain and Line 3 approval = another broken promise

CUSJ President Margaret Rao wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau on February 23 2017, urging him to rethink his approval of these backward-looking pipeline projects. The reasons are obvious: These pipelines make it impossible for Canada to honor the CO2 limits that it promised when it ratified the Paris agreement; These two pipelines would increase Canada’s emissions by … Read more

Mr. Trudeau: Please, overhaul the NEB before approving pipelines

2016 09 07 CUSJ joins with over 50 Environmental Organizations to call on the Federal Government to fix the National Energy Board (NEB) before continuing the review process for the Kinder Morgan and Energy East pipelines. The letter states, ‘The Board has been widely criticized for its political appointees, conflict of interest allegations, shutting out … Read more

350.org Action Strategy on pipelines: People’s Injunctions.  

Pipeline reviews are back in the news.   During the 2015 federal election campaign, Mr. Trudeau confirmed that a NEB overhaul would apply to the Kinder Morgan project.  “Yes. Yes,” Trudeau said. “It applies to existing projects, existing pipelines as well.”   Kinder Morgan’s proposal would not be approved in January, he said.   But by Nov. 18, … Read more