Secwepemc Women Warrior Society said a resounding No! to the Kinder Morgan pipeline today at an illegal engagement session between government and elected chief and council in Kamloops. The session was to push forward the federal government’s recent Eyford report on West Coast energy infrastructure and supposed “tanker safety”.
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by PIPE UP Network
Less than a week ago, a 65 year old pipeline in Little Rock, Arkansas broke, spilling more than 300,000 litres of heavy oil from the Canadian tar sands, into local neighbourhoods. CNN described the product as a “smelly, asphalt-like crude” and Exxon Mobil revealed that the pipeline had been transporting Wabasca diluted bitumen which is similar to the product that is transported by Kinder Morgan on their Trans Mountain pipeline that cuts through many neighbourhoods and near schools in the lower mainland. Photos from the spill showcase the consequences within the small town and provide insight into the risks associated with transporting the product. Continue reading
“These people from Texas are billionaires. They make almost a million each ship that comes into my inlet… It’s not if they have a spill it’s when they have a spill…it’s gonna kill everything including ourselves… It’s time to warrior up and stop them right now.” – Tsliel-Waututh Elder, Ta’ah George at the ‘She Speaks’ event last Sept at the Native Friendship Centre in East Vancouver Continue reading