Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
The Heat Is On
Anti-pipeline protestors to hold presser Friday
Released Maryam Adrangi, Forest Ethics Advocacy/CBC photo
Is that Eddie Gardner drumming? We're not sure, but Friday protestors will be holding a news conference at the base of Burnaby Mountain.
n Thursday 24 people were arrested on Burnaby Mountain by the RCMP, and Kinder Morgan moved in heavy equipment late at night to begin work after weeks of presence by caretakers opposed to their tar sands pipeline plans.
Burnaby residents, caretakers at Burnaby Mountain, and concerned groups say they remain undeterred in the face of these heavy-handed intimidation tactics. Over 70% of Burnaby residents are opposed to Kinder Morgan's $5.4 billion expansion proposal that would transport even more diluted bitumen and bring even more tankers to the Burrard Inlet.
Indigenous rights, climate
change, and protection of the lands and waters against corporate greed
remain key issues in the movement against tar sands expansion.
Forest Ethics Advocacy www.forestethics.org
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