“We will never give up!” Thousands protest Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker project

Saturday, March 10th 2018 was a day for the history books, as thousands marched in an indigenous-led protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Coast Salish spiritual leaders and members raised a traditional Coast Salish Watch House* near the pipeline route, which will act as a base for resistance to the project. In addition … Read more“We will never give up!” Thousands protest Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker project

CUSJ’s ‘Academic’ awards for progressives in 2017

What a year 2017 was. As we contemplate the events of the past 12 months, what fun it is to pretend that we progressives could have our own Social Justice awards, a bit like the Oscars, minus the glitz and glamor, and with the understanding that the awards in this case are, virtual. Drumroll, please! … Read moreCUSJ’s ‘Academic’ awards for progressives in 2017

Pipelines status update

Note: The topmost image was added on March 13 2018. This article was updated on Nov 28th 2017, to add Keystone XL information and to add links to Trans-mountain pipeline news items.  Prior to that, the article was updated on October 5th to show the news that the Energy East pipeline was cancelled. I have been … Read morePipelines status update

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 moreMore CUC churches confirmed fossil-free

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

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 moreTrans-Mountain and Line 3 approval = another broken promise

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

Tar Sands Updates

Westcoast Chapter of CUSJ presents a brief to the National Energy Board making a business case against the Enbridge Pipeline Proposal. Globe and Mail Article on Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings.  A Group of First Nations people envision an energy corridor controlled by First Nations to bring oil from the tar sands to the West Coast. … Read moreTar Sands Updates