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NEWS: Council of Canadians protests Chevron in Burnaby

Protest at the Chevron refinery. Photo by Maryam Adrangi.

Protest at the Chevron refinery. Photo by Maryam Adrangi.

The Canadian Press reports, “Demonstrators in Burnaby donned colourful wigs and red clown noses to protest a proposed pipeline that will transport gas from BC fracking operations to oil tankers in Kitimat. Rally organizer Eric Doherty says about 100 people came out yesterday, to voice their opposition to the Pacific Trails pipeline and oil companies that use fracking to extract oil and natural gas. …Doherty says protesters blocked the entrance to a Chevron refinery for three hours to demonstrate their opposition to the oil company’s involvement in fracking and the pipeline project.”

Chevron owns a 50 per cent stake in Pacific Trails, a $1 billion pipeline which is to be built to transport approximately 1,000 million cubic feet per day of fracked natural gas from north-eastern British Columbia to a proposed Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Kitimat for export.

This ‘Chevron’s Fracking Circus’ action was part of the ‘Global Day of Action against Chevron and the Pacific Trails Pipeline’, which was endorsed by groups including the Council of Canadians, the Council of Canadians Delta/Richmond chapter, Climate Justice Montreal, Greenpeace Vancouver Local Group, Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, Lhe Lin Liyin (Wet’suwet’en Guardian Society), Likhts’amisyu (Fireweed Clan), Mining Justice Alliance, No One Is Illegal Vancouver, Occupy Vancouver Environmental Justice Group, Rising Tide Vancouver Coast Salish Territories, Unist’ot’en (People of the Headwaters), Yes Men / Yes Lab, and many others.

For more, please read:
Protest against Chevron in San Ramon, May 29
Burnaby city council to call for a moratorium on fracking
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