The pipeline is uniting people from all different cultural backgrounds, but there is no mistaking the fact that the First Nations were out in front of the issue, have been for years, and are leading the movement now.
Protesters clash with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers during a demonstration against the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia November 20, 2014. REUTERS
November 25, 2014 | by Renee Lewis
A proposed pipeline expansion that would transport tar sands oil through a park in British Columbia has unified Canadians from all walks of life in their opposition to the project which they said does not respect public opinion and could endanger both land and sea.
“I’ve never seen in my 30 years of being environmentally active an issue that so galvanizes so many people,” said John Bennet, executive director of Sierra Club Canada. “It’s absolutely clear that the public, not just a handful of crazies willing to get arrested, don’t want it.”
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposed by Houston-based oil giant Kinder Morgan would see the line’s capacity nearly tripled to 890,000 barrels per…
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