Saturday, June 15, 2017 



Braving it Out

Cycling for negative environmental possibilities

Mary Lovell


wo 20-year-old women are biking from Ottawa to Burnaby against the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Alison Gu and Sarah Mitchell are fundraising for the legal costs of three First Nations in their lawsuits against the controversial Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain oil pipeline proposal.

"This pipeline is being built without the consent of First Nations along its length, and it is our moral obligation to stand with them and support their right to consultation in their fight to defend their drinking water, air, and climate against further tar sands expansion." said Sarah Mitchell.

"We are biking because the act of approving this pipeline represents a lot of things prioritizing profits over people, sacrificing the future of young people, and continuing to deny climate science” demonstrating that colonialism is still rampant and alive today,"¯ said Alison Gu.

The trip will take approximately 50 days of 80-100 km of cycling per day.

The two 20-year-old women are fundraising a dollar per kilometer ($4461) for Pull Together, funding the Coldwater, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations' legal battles lawsuits against the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Alison and Sarah will leave Ottawa on June 24th and expect to arrive in Vancouver on August 9th.



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