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Protest ends, charges possible after Kinder Morgan plant occupied

BURNABY, B.C. - Sixteen Greenpeace protesters are now awaiting a decision on whether they will face charges for a day-long demonstration at an oil storage facility in Burnaby, B.C. Greenpeace spokesman Mike Hudema says the activists unchained themselves from various pieces of equipment at Kinder Morgan's Westridge facility Wednesday night and were briefly detained by police before being released.

Greenpeace protesters blockade Kinder Morgan pipeline terminus in Burnaby, B.C.

BURNABY, B.C. - Greenpeace protesters vowed to halt work at Kinder Morgan's oil pumping and storage facility in Burnaby, B.C., as they began a fog-shrouded early-morning protest at the suburban Vancouver plant. "We have shut down the facility today," said Greenpeace spokesman Mike Hudema shortly after more than a dozen demonstrators took over the site on the shores of Burrard Inlet. "We have two protesters that are locked down to the front gates of Kinder Morgan," he said Wednesday.

Groups demand that head of new Alberta energy regulator resign before he starts

EDMONTON - Three dozen landowner, labour, aboriginal and environmental groups are demanding that the man hired to head Alberta's new energy regulator resign before he even starts. A letter signed by such organizations as the Treaty 8 First Nations, the Alberta Federation of Labour and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says industry insider Gerry Protti is not the appropriate choice. "I've seen biased appointments before, but this one tops the list," said Don Bester of the Alberta Surface Rights Group, which represents landowners.
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