Save the Pacific

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 16:00 to 18:00

Walk and vigil: Save the Pacific

Meet at the Lion’s Gate Bridge

Walk to Burrard/Pender

Unprecedented growing amounts of  coal – LNG – tarsands in the growing number of the biggest ever supertankers converging on the Pacific Ocean from all sides…

Vancouver’s is the largest and expanding coal export terminal on the Pacific coast

Expanding Prince Rupert  fossil fuel export terminal

Clashes over proposals to build new coal export terminals south of the border

Coal mining fieds expanding; Coal corps buying; co-owning and signing long-term contracts with export terminals

Rail companies adding new tracks and expanding capacity

Huge LNG processing and export facilities proposed in Northern BC ~~ new gas fields and pipelines

Kinder Morgan operating over capacity, propsed to more than double the amount of the tarsands it pipes – supertankers larger than ever would sail under the Lion’s Gate Bridge

Enbridge proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

Everything listed and more at the same time at the same place: The Pacific Coast

“… we can stop them in time

… we can stop them in time
… we can STOP THEM!” )



Lion's Gate Bridge Vancouver , BC
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA

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