Thousands Protest the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project
About 3,500 demonstrators rallied together in front of the B.C. legislature yesterday to protest against the proposed $5.5-billion, 1,172-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline that would stretch from Alberta to Kitimat.
Protesters are rallying against the amount of oil tankers that will be shuffled through our province and the environmental damage this will cause on our coastline. Other issues like the effects of foreign ownership on our resource industries and the impact on our First Nations communities are other major issues that this project could generate.
Yesterday’s well-organized, peaceful protest makes it evident that British Columbians value the future of our environment, our resources, and our economy, and they’re not alone. The Northern Pipeline proposal has garnered attention from celebrities like Michael Moore, David Suzuki, Dan Mangan, Ellen Page, Mark Ruffalo, Pamela Anderson, and Darryl Hannah, who are all rallying against this project.
If you want to oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline, send a letter to Premier Christy Clark and Prime Minister Stephen Harper by visiting this link.
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