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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Alliance Forces Kinder Morgan to Flinch!

Dear Chris,

Kinder Morgan just flinched.

The Texas pipeline company announced it is putting a halt to spending on its Trans Mountain oil tanker project and “suspending all non-essential activities”.

Pro-pipeline politicians are furious. They’re vowing to do whatever it takes to ram this project through.

B.C. Premier John Horgan is about to face a tidal wave of pressure like we have never seen. Tell Horgan he’s on the right side of history. Tell him to stand strong!

Kinder Morgan’s press release comes 24 hours after Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and allies from across the province blockaded Kinder Morgan’s tank farm in Burnaby.

Phillip called Kinder Morgan’s bluff – and the company folded. The Texans refused to call police to arrest B.C.’s most prominent Indigenous leaders, choosing to lose a day of work instead. Today we found out why.

Kinder Morgan is bound by corporate logic. Its shareholders don’t want to lose money trying to build a pipeline through B.C.

But for Stephen Harper’s former ministers like Jason Kenney, this is ideological. And for Justin Trudeau, it’s personal. He vowed in Victoria last week that he will get the Kinder Morgan project built.

Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley are about to unleash holy hell on B.C. Premier John Horgan. They know if they convince the B.C. government to back down, they can remove a key obstacle for Kinder Morgan and keep the pipeline alive.

Write to John Horgan right now. Tell him to stand with Indigenous leaders and the voters of British Columbia. Tell him not to back down in the face of threats.

Thank you for taking action,

Kai Nagata

P.S. If the B.C. government stands firm, this is the beginning of the end for Kinder Morgan. But if they buckle, Ottawa and Alberta know they can walk all over us. Send Premier Horgan a message today.

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On 2018-04-09, at 10:04 AM, Katherine Gordon wrote:

Chris!!! In the midst of much despair this turn of events
is almost arch-angelic.   There does come a turning point in
destiny and we are probably going to live to see it.  This event
will have tremendous implications for the way we develop and treat
our vital natural world.  You were part of it dear friend.   I believe we
will win this one and begin to reverse the corrupt ways we have been
governed.     Thanks for this electric missive,  it will be the sun of my day.

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Thanks for your enthusiasm and support, Katherine!  You're even more positive than I am about this victory  :  ) I'm surprised that a close friend is very skeptical that this is the beginning of the end for the KM pipeline. She believes the general public isn't supportive of stopping the pipeline, and of course there's the Selfie-Made Man hisself, his over arching ego on the line. Jeez, Justin, you backed down on some of your key campaign promises like electoral reform, so why not back off on your love for the KM pipeline and live up to your "Sunny Ways" promise.

in solidarity,

Friday, 23 March 2018

"went down to the demonstration/ to get my fair share of abuse" (Kinder Morgan pipeline demo)

me in the unusual position of being on the far right (holding Council of Canadians banner)

Members of several environmental groups met at Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis’ office on Friday, urging the federal government to reverse its position on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.

On 2018-04-10, at 2:23 PM, Dogwood BC wrote:

Thanks for sharing this image, it's great to know that people across Canada oppose Kinder Morgan.


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On 2018-03-24, at 11:13 AM, Katherine Gordon wrote:

Bravo our Chris!!!   Was David Fraser there by any chance?
He is in our last book “Piping at the End of Days”   He is very concerned
as we all should be.   What can we do about this incredible stupidity of
self-imposed environmental destruction?    A writer’s letter to the government?
Let me know how we can do anything,   I am always so proud of you, you do the
action I wish I could take part in.    Katherine L. Gordon

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Thanks Katherine  :  )

I don't think I've met David. Damn, maybe we should wear name tags at these demos. There seems to be a number of regulars who participate in these actions in front of Belleville MP area Neil Ellis's office. The last demo I was at there was in December of 2016 in support of electoral reform. A short time later Trudeau unilaterally proclaimed electoral reform dead - yet another reneging on his campaign promises! But then what should we expect from a member of the 1% whose Finance Minister is also a one percenter. I smell an even stronger odour of autocracy these days, almost as bad as in the Harper era, just more stylishly dressed.
peace & poetry power!

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On 2018-03-24, at 10:20 AM, Allan Briesmaster wrote:

Good to see!

In solidarity with you, The Council of Canadians, Elizabeth May, and all who are opposed to Kinder Morgan,

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Thanks Allan  :  )
Yes, in solidarity!  (haven't said that in many a decade)
I'm hoping enough of us "settlers" join in solidarity with First Nations to stop the devastating KM project. It'll probably take a nation wide insurrection to do this, tho. Our national media won't help - today's TO Star's online home page didn't even mention all the anti KM demos that took place right across Canada yesterday. The anti-gun children's crusade in the U.S. took precedence, but gun control isn't an issue in Canada. Also Elizabeth May, leader of a national party, was arrested as part of yesterday's nation wide demos, but that also didn't make the front page of The Star either. 
anyway, as always
peace & poetry power!

p.s. are you planning on going to Marvin Orbach's tribute launch tomorrow? altho I can't attend, pls spread the word - Marvin was such a promoter of CanPo