Enemies at the Gateway: Regional Populist Discourse and the Fight Against Oil Pipelines on Canada's West Coast

@article{Neubauer2019EnemiesAT,
  title={Enemies at the Gateway: Regional Populist Discourse and the Fight Against Oil Pipelines on Canada's West Coast},
  author={Robert J. Neubauer and Shane Gunster},
  journal={Frontiers in Communication},
  year={2019}
}
This paper explores discursive strategies of opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project – a proposal to link Alberta oil sands producers to international markets via Canada’s West Coast. It explores how regional concerns about Northern Gateway helped galvanize a movement led by regional First Nations, environmentalists, and settler communities, all of whom opposed Gateway as a means to protect regional ecosystems – and the local communities dependent on them – from “extra… 

Tables from this paper

Challenging Petro-Nationalism: Another Canada Is Possible?
Abstract:Canada's fossil fuel industry and its supporters have developed robust, aggressive, and affectively powerful forms of petro-nationalism to promote extractivism as a public good and demonize
Anti-Indigenous policy formation : Settler colonialism and neoliberal political advocacy.
TLDR
Using a data set of 407 texts covering a range of 21 years, a content analysis on the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), a well-known 'taxpayer' group that has long engaged in hostile analysis of First Nations is conducted.

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 48 REFERENCES
Public Participation, Petro-Politics and Indigenous Peoples : The Contentious Northern Gateway Pipeline and Joint Review Panel Process
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline (NGP) is the proposed 1177 km link to bring crude bitumen from the Alberta Tar Sands over to the BC coast for Asian-bound super-tankers, presenting unique
Neoliberal settler colonialism, Canada and the tar sands
The Canadian government commenced the treaty-making process with the Indigenous peoples of the Athabasca region in 1870, motivated by the Geological Survey of Canada’s reports that petroleum existed
Lessons from the canyon : Aboriginal engagement in the Enbridge Northern Gateway environmental assessment
This thesis examines the environmental assessment for the proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines project, focusing on Aboriginal concerns with the process. Northern Gateway is a highly contentious oil
(De)legitimating extractivism: the shifting politics of social licence
ABSTRACT Most scholarly accounts of social licence define it as a public relations strategy to legitimate resource development. In Canadian pipeline politics, however, it has had the opposite effect,
Moving beyond the petrostate: northern gateway, extractivism, and the Canadian petrobloc
Abstract This article explores the conflict related to the proposed Northern Gateway project between 2010 and 2015, examining claims that an overdependence on oil and gas had rendered Canada a
Harperism: How Stephen Harper and his think tank colleagues have transformed Canada
It is a mystery why the Left has never thought to seize the vacant high ground of conservatism—as in conserving Canadian traditions of peace, community, social conscience and civility—and to frame
Storylines in the Sands: News, Narrative and Ideology in the Calgary Herald
This article presents a critical discourse analysis of the principal storylines through which the Calgary Herald framed the oil sands between May 1, 2010, and May 31, 2011. The analysis reveals that
From Environmental Campaigns to Advancing the Public Dialog: Environmental Communication for Civic Engagement
This essay examines the claims of environmental identity campaigns regarding the issue of climate change. Identity campaigns are based on the idea that more effective environmental messages developed
On Populist Reason
In this new and highly original work Ernesto Laclau continues the philosophical and political exploration initiated in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, New Reflections on the Revolution of Our Time
For a Left Populism
Mouffe’s For a Left Populism suggests a leftist populist strategy to intervene in the post-2008 crisis of the neoliberal hegemonic formation. Left populism is a discursive strategy that seeks to draw
...
1
2
3
4
5
...