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NEWS: Highway foes plan for construction disruption

Surrey Now reports, “Opponents of the South Fraser Perimeter Road are mobilizing for a protest aimed at stopping the controversial mega-project.”

“The (mass direct) action (on April 22, Mother Earth Day) is being organized by climate activists from StopThePave.org, local chapters of the Council of Canadians and the Critical Criminology Group.”

“Opponents of the $2-billion project, a 40-kilometre four-lane highway (in BC) stretching from Deltaport Way to the Golden Ears Bridge, say it will pollute the environment, pave farmland, increase greenhouse gas emissions and scar the banks of the Fraser River.”

“The planned mass action is the third is a series of similar events. Last October, hundreds of people dug up the freeway construction site in Bridgeview with shovels and wheelbarrows, and in December bags of sand were used to build a dike blocking provincial cabinet offices.”

The full article is at http://www.thenownewspaper.com/Highway+foes+plan+construction+disruption/4581557/story.html.