2018-05-31 15:34:30

Trudeau’s Purchase of Kinder Morgan Pipeline Is “Huge Step Backward” for Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the Canadian government will purchase Kinder Morgan’s highly contested Trans Mountain pipeline, vowing to commit taxpayer money to expanding the pipeline despite widespread indigenous-led protests and a slew of lawsuits. If built, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta’s tar sands to the coast of British Columbia. The Canadian government purchased the pipeline for 4.5 billion Canadian dollars—around 3.5 billion American dollars. The decision has sparked widespread condemnation from First Nations and environmental activists, who say that expanding the pipeline will increase pollution in Alberta’s tar sands region, endanger indigenous communities and increase greenhouse gas emissions. DN! speaks with Eriel Deranger, executive director of Indigenous Climate Action. She is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

Canada Climate Change Eriel Deranger Justin Trudeau Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Environment

The Randi Rhodes' Show

Did You Miss This? The Job Report is in!

Did You Miss This? The Job Report is in!

The Thom Hartmann Program

Big Oil Buys Votes Against Climate Change Emergency

Big Oil Buys Votes Against Climate Change Emergency

Democracy Now!

“Powerlands”: Young Diné Filmmaker on Indigenous Resistance to Resource Colonization Worldwide

“Powerlands”: Young Diné Filmmaker on Indigenous Resistance to Resource Colonization Worldwide

Just Solutions

How True Climate Justice Means Racial/Economic Justice

How True Climate Justice Means Racial/Economic Justice

Related

Rising Up With Sonali

Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

Democracy Now!

Hunger Crisis Looms in Africa as Ukraine War Cuts Off Wheat Imports Amid Climate Crisis & Pandemic

Hunger Crisis Looms in Africa as Ukraine War Cuts Off Wheat Imports Amid Climate Crisis & Pandemic

Democracy Now!

Climate Injustice: Those Who Face Record Heat Wave in India & Pakistan Did Not Create the Crisis

Climate Injustice: Those Who Face Record Heat Wave in India & Pakistan Did Not Create the Crisis

Democracy Now!

“We Created the Pandemicene”: Ed Yong on How the Climate Crisis Could Spark the Next Pandemic

“We Created the Pandemicene”: Ed Yong on How the Climate Crisis Could Spark the Next Pandemic

Proud Partners