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Trans Mountain Protest

/ 97.3 The Eagle
             Hundreds of people in British Columbia completed a 75-kilometre march yesterday in protest of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The four-day march called Walk For the Salish Sea ended with a rally in Burnaby and included speeches from Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. The proposed pipeline, which Texas-based Kinder Morgan recently gave a conditional financial go-ahead, will triple the amount of Alberta oil that flows to B.C.’s coast and increase tanker traffic by seven-fold. Rally organizer Joel Ornoy says the pipeline poses a serious risk for the environment, nearby residents and economy, and added the event raised thousands of dollars for Indigenous groups battling the project in the courts.

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