Which failed pipeline project is about to get a major facelift?
Is a week enough to mourn yet? No, of course not. But there's work to be done. Namely, Canada is about to undergo a pipeline renaissance. Justin Trudeau's Liberals are definitely toying with the idea of reviving at least two, if not all three major bitumen pipeline projects that had been all but crushed by the First Nations, advocacy groups and millions of Canadians who opposed them. There have been occupations, court challenges, petitions and marches. But now, pipelines are back in a big way -- and about to get bigger.
This Saturday, rabble.ca will be marching with the thousands of British Columbians and Indigenous people who oppose Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline. And TransCanada has already issued a statement indicating its intent to re-open the defeated Keystone XL pipeline now that Donald Trump is in the White House. And let's not forget Northern Gateway or even Energy East, as Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna have repeatedly said that pipelines form a key plank of their climate change agenda.
Don't let those eyes roll out of your head: which pipeline should we roll up our sleeves for first?