Trans Mountain Pipeline update

Protester holding sign stating No Pipeline, No Consent, during a Kinder Morgan Pipeline Rally on September 9th, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.

According to the B.C. Court of Appeal, B.C. does not have the authority to stop the flow of crude oil through the federally owned Trans Mountain (TMX) pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby. The B.C. government disagrees with the unanimous decision, and will appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Currently the Trudeau government is slated to announce whether the Trans Mountain pipeline will go forward on June 18, 2019.  

Please send letters to your member of parliament, particularly to members of the Liberal cabinet, and to BC MLAs to tell them to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline. Here is a great guide that tells you all about sending a letter to your MP, including the fact that it is free (no postage required). 

Within the unceded Secwepemc territory people tiny homes as a way to house people, build community and also stop the construction of the pipeline, according to this podcast by It's Going Down Network

Meanwhile there are First Nations communities which are pulling together to use the fact that the Government of Canada now is an owner of the pipeline to demand more of an equity focus in developing the project. 

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