Monday, August 20, 2012
Fraser Valley Opposition Builds
Chilliwack pipeline Town Hall meeting August 22
Released by Ben West, Wilderness Committee
ollowing an Abbotsford town hall meeting at the University of the Fraser Valley that brought out more than 50 people, the Wilderness Committee is teaming up with Tanker Free BC and the PIPE UP Network to host a similar meeting in Chilliwack on Wednesday, August 22.
These meetings are part of
an effort to foster local engagement and rally residents across the
Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley in opposition to transporting tar
sands for export along Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.
Expansion would mean
digging up lands, damming rivers and disturbing major community
infrastructure. It would also double the risk of a tar sands spill
and increase the number of supertankers coming in and out of
Vancouver, putting ecosystems and local businesses at risk while
entrenching a tar sands -dependent export economy.
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