Andrea Palframan

Together against TMX: First Nations launch new round of legal challenges

Watch the video from the press conference in which First Nations officially launched their appeals of the recent re-approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Expansion Project (TMX). If successful, these legal challenges could once again stop the project in its tracks by quashing or nullifying the approval. The First Nations applicants’ traditional territories…
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Pull Together : The People vs. Trans Mountain

In just over a month, you’ve raised $75,000 to support Indigenous legal challenges that may be our best chance at stopping the TMX pipeline and tankers project. Canada has doubled down on efforts to build a pipeline from the tar sands to the west coast. The plan is to run a pipeline through salmon-bearing streams,…
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A year ago, we beat Goliath. Ready for Round 2?

Remember the feeling, just one year ago?  On August 30, 2018, leaders of Indigenous Nations gathered on Vancouver’s shoreline to announce a resounding win for people and the planet. With the sweeping mountains of the North Shore behind them, one by one chiefs and elders stepped forward to express the significance of their legal victory against the…
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Pull Together Kicks off Mass Organizing Call

Hello wonderful allies, It was great to have so many of you on our mass organizing call — over 150 people signed up for what turned out to be a combined legal briefing and strategic overview. We know that, like all of us, you have a dose of deja vu about this whole project, but…
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All Four Pull Together Nations join forces to stop TMX in court

On July 7, 2019, a number of the First Nations — including all four of the Pull Together nations supported by RAVEN — filed lawsuits to judicially review the federal government’s recent re -pproval of the Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project. After hearing from leadership of Tsleil-Waututh, Coldwater, Squamish and Secwepemc Nations, we’re feeling energized and…
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The NEB just kicked a hornet’s nest

Today, the National Energy Board recommended the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project. The report found that the project would have “adverse effects on southern resident killer whales” and that greenhouse gas emissions from tankers would be ‘significant’ —  but they approved it anyway. It would be shocking, except we expect nothing…
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