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UPDATE: Mid Island chapter at open-house protest against Trans Mountain pipeline

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Protest inside the Kinder Morgan open house.

PHOTO: Protest inside the Kinder Morgan open house.

Council of Canadians Board member Paul Manly reports on a protest at the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion open house in Nanaimo on Tuesday night. He notes, “Almost everyone at the open house was opposed to the TransMountain pipeline expansion. People wore blue cloth water drops to show their opposition.”

The chapter’s media release noted, “The Mid Island chapter of the Council of Canadians is joining the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Save our Shores, the Sierra Club and Tanker Free B.C. for a rally outside the Kinder Morgan open house… Kinder Morgan is planning on twinning the Trans Mountain oil pipeline and increasing oil tanker exports from the Port of Vancouver from one tanker a week to one tanker a day. The Council of Canadians is concerned with the consequences of a pipeline spill or tanker accident. ‘We plan to be respectful and not disrupt the open house, but we want to show our opposition and share information about why we think this is a bad plan for the B.C. coast,’ said Paul Manly of the Council of Canadians.”

Photos of the protest can be seen on the chapter’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MidIslandCouncilOfCanadians.

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