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Special Report: Tar Sands Reporting Project

Athabasca tar sands, photographed by Andrew S. Wright

Our award-winning team's crowd-funded series on the people, places and conflicts associated with Canada's tar sands.

Burnaby Mountain activist writes about waiting for decision in Kinder Morgan case

Kinder Morgan’s request for an injunction against protesters on Burnaby Mountain was adjourned until no later than November 17.
Left: Richard Berman, right: Canadian flag

Canadian consulate belongs to group told by "Dr. Evil" to "win ugly" against environmentalists

The Western Energy Alliance includes over 400 members from the oil and gas energy sector. The Canadian Consulate appears to be the only government-related organization listed on the group's website.

Remember the #KMFace photos that mocked Kinder Morgan claim that facial expressions were a form of "assault"?

“You can see the expressions on faces. Picture 10 is important for that,” said corporate lawyer William Kaplan referring to photo exhibits.
Kinder Morgan crew and protester Christopher Life Burnaby

Climate change and freedom of expression on trial in Kinder Morgan lawsuit

“The f-bomb is not illegal,” said a lawyer for protesters being sued by Kinder Morgan after recent clashes with the company
SFU Professor Stephen Collis Kinder Morgan lawsuit court - Mychaylo Prystupa

Burnaby residents ask court to toss out Kinder Morgan’s lawsuit

“This [Kinder Morgan] application should fail. The court should dismiss it," a Burnaby resident's lawyer told the B.C. Supreme Court.
SFU Professor Lynne Quarmby Kinder Morgan law suit defendant - Mychaylo Prystupa

SFU shows support for professors targeted by Kinder Morgan

More than 300 faculty, librarians, staff and students at Simon Fraser University have signed a letter in support of two SFU professors currently at the heart of a legal attack by Texas-based Kinder...

Kinder Morgan lawyer strikes back at Burnaby pipeline protesters

Protesters used a megaphone, snarls, and the f-word to intimidate and delay Kinder Morgan's pipeline work, the company's lawyer told a court.
Lynne Quarmby SFU Biochemistry Professor and Kinder Morgan lawsuit defendant

‘We are not radicals’ – Kinder Morgan lawsuit defendants speak out

“They’re trying to attack us and it’s backfiring. In fact, they’ve brought us more support – ten fold,” said one of the Kinder Morgan lawsuit defendants.
Kinder Morgan crews meet citizens on Burnaby Mountain - Mychaylo Prystupa

Kinder Morgan slaps Burnaby residents with multi-million-dollar lawsuit

“I feel outraged politically that this could happen in a democracy – that a foreign massive company can accuse you of trespassing on a park" - SFU professor Stephen Collis
Adam Gold given legal papers from Kinder Morgan via Facebook - Mychaylo Prystupa

Kinder Morgan serves legal papers to pipeline opponent via Facebook

The battle over Burnaby Mountain heated up in a Vancouver courtroom. Several residents were hastily served with legal notices claiming they have been interfering with Kinder Morgan's survey work.