While over 550 wildfires burn throughout British Columbia during a state of emergency, a week of action is unfurling to stop the Kinder Morgan buyout. The wildfires ravaging BC are yet another reminder that new fossil fuel infrastructure is a step in the wrong direction. We urgently need to stop expanding the fossil fuel industry and start taking the job of planning a transition off of fossil fuel production and consumption seriously. We need a plan that is responsible to impacted communities and workers. We can do this, climate solutions exist. We need the political will.
Here is an update on actions being organized this week in BC provided by Protect the Inlet. Not in BC? You can sign our petition against the Kinder Morgan buyout and join, plan a September 8th Rise for the Climate action and donate to the Tiny House Warriors.
Protect the Inlet, and Kwekwecnewtxw, the Watch House on Burnaby Mountain, and various other groups are partnering to send Justin Trudeau, Kinder Morgan, or anyone else who wants to build this pipeline and oil tanker project that this pipeline will not be built.
This week, another group of protectors were sentenced to 7 days jail time. Those who have served or are serving jail time include an Anglican reverend, a former Mennonite pastor, the former President of the BC Teachers' Federation, a 70-year old grandmother and foster parent, and a recipient of the Order of Canada.
Monday, August 20 – Doctors Stopping Pipelines (Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby)
Members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment are taking action on an urgent health matter — the catastrophic consequences of a tank farm fire or explosion. RSVP for the action | Share on Facebook
Tuesday, August 21 – Join Chief Judy Wilson to Witness and Rally (Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby)
Chief Judy Wilson of UBCIC will lead a rally to witness the damage caused by Kinder Morgan's construction. RSVP for the action
Wednesday, August 22 – Unwelcome party for Trudeau (Nanaimo, BC, Location TBD) RSVP
Join us for a big, loud rally outside the meeting to tell Trudeau and his cabinet ministers that building the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project in the middle of the climate crisis is unacceptable. (Partnered with the Wilderness Committee) RSVP for the action | Share on Facebook
Thursday, August 23 – Shut down a Liberal Fundraiser (Downtown Vancouver) RSVP
Members of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party are holding a $500-a-plate fundraiser even while they approve pipelines in the midst of a massive wildfire crisis. Let's shut this fundraiser down. (Partnered with Dogwood BC). RSVP for the action | Share on Facebook
Friday, August 24 – Bold Action and Witness Rally (Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby)
Artists and community leaders are inviting all to protect the land and the water. RSVP for the action
Saturday, August 25 – Canadian Writers Against Pipeline Expansion Rally (Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby) RSVP
Join Canadian writers as they stand up against this pipeline and tanker project. RSVP for the action