August 21, 2018, Doctors Stopping Pipelines: Five Arrests at Kinder Morgan Tanker Terminal Construction Site

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Doctors Stopping Pipelines: Five Arrests at Kinder Morgan Tanker Terminal Construction Site

“I’m here because I think this project represents an enormous public health risk, to the air and to the water, both locally and globally,” said Dr. Peter Paré, Professor Emeritus of Respiratory Medicine, UBC, St. Paul’s Hospital, who was arrested March 24. “We’re sitting here in the smoke, we can hardly see the sun and it’s the worst forest fire season in history, and that is indirectly related to taking fossil fuels out of the ground and burning it. So I felt like I had no choice but to be here, to tell that story.”

Under hazy skies blanketed with smoke from some of the hundreds of wildfires burning across British Columbia, physicians and health experts were on site, weighing in on the multitude of health risk associated with the pipeline and tanker project.

"This pipeline expansion is about doubling the size of the Tar Sands," said Dr. Stephanie Vohn Dehn, a family physician. "This will worsen climate change, accelerate extreme forest fires and cause unthinkable effects on human health." Read more.

Communities across Canada are taking all the steps available to them to thwart this toxic pipeline & tanker project — a project that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to buy using billions of taxpayer dollars.

With Kinder Morgan shareholders expected to vote on the Federal buyout on August 30th, our movement continues to mobilize resistance to the project.

Join us this week and make your voices heard!

This week we have many actions you can take part in to stop the Kinder Morgan buyout:

Tuesday, August 21 - Join Chief Judy Wilson to Witness and Rally (Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby)

Chief Judy Wilson of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs 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 & Cabinet (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