Follow this story of a Tar-Sands supertanker as it takes on its cargo in Burnaby and heads out through the Salish Sea to the Pacific. The City of Vancouver estimates a very real chance of a major spill during the expected lifetime of the project…if the project comes to fruition. The results could be devastating to the people and other life of our region.
Leonard Higgins explains why he broke the law to protect the climate
“My hope is that more and more of us, including this court, will see and feel the emergency and pull together to demand immediate changes to reduce our carbon emissions and the other responses needed to avoid the worst.”
Leonard Higgins gave the following testimony at his sentencing hearing after being convicted of trespass and property damage, in conjunction with an action on October 11, 2016, in which five activists, dubbed the Valve Turners, turned off all four major tar sands pipelines in the U.S.
We use non-violent means to achieve change. We are committed to nonviolence, inspired by the spirit of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and other peaceful protesters before us. We believe that this approach, eschewing violence and property damage, offers the best means of creating lasting progress toward a just and healthy world.
The Kinder Morgan pipeline project can and must be stopped! Tar sands are one of the biggest climate threats we face, and Houston-based Kinder Morgan is trying to build a massive new pipeline through British Columbia to export this oil. They’ve encountered much more resistance than they expected so they’ve temporarily stopped investment and will decide whether to proceed on May 31. To send a big message to the company before that decision, there will be a huge indigenous-led rally on May 20th in Vancouver. They’ve asked environmental groups in Washington to help support them, so an event is planned that same day in Seattle with kayaktivists in the water and a big rally in Occidental Park. It’s family-friendly and everyone is welcome. This is a pivotal time to take a stand against this project!
Event registration: https://actionnetwork.org/events/seattle-vs-kinder-morgan?source=fbevent
March 10, 2018: Representatives from OCA, Sierra Club and thousands more joined with First Nations in Vancouver BC to resist the Kinder Morgan tar-sands pipeline. They sent a clear message to Prime Minister Trudeau that he does not have consent to allow the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion.
For more information or to donate: https://protecttheinlet.ca/
This is one of the most important international/local issues we face now. We encourage you to join in (for as much or as little as you can via any human-powered means of transport). Or, if you can’t join physically, donate.
When: May 25-28, 2017
Where: from Victoria to Kinder Morgan Westridge Terminal, Burnaby
RSVP if you’d like to join the contingent from the Olympic Peninsula.
For official details and/or to donate, visit walk4salishsea.ca