Council of Canadians chapter activists in Fort Langley protest yesterday.
The Council of Canadians Surrey-Langley-White Rock and Chilliwack chapters marched against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline yesterday.
The Langley Advance reports, “Several hundred people marched through Fort Langley Saturday to oppose the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline that runs through Langley. Organized by groups including the Pipe Up Network and the Kwantlen First Nation, the march headed from the Kwantlen reserve to the Fort Langley Community Hall. The march paused in the center of the Jacob Haldi Bridge that connects MacMillan Island to the village of Fort Langley. Above the Fraser River, Kwantlen members drummed and sang before the march continued.”
Brandon Gabriel, a member of the Kwantlen First Nation, commented, “We stand here united as one community to fight a common enemy.”
The Texas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan wants to increase the capacity of the Alberta to British Columbia pipeline from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels per day. The project would produce an estimated 270 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over a 35-year period.