STATEMENT - Greenpeace: BC Green-NDP cooperation an “unprecedented opportunity” to stop Kinder Morgan

Press release - May 29, 2017
29 May 2017 (VANCOUVER) - In reaction to today's announcement made by Andrew Weaver of the BC Green Party and John Horgan of the BC NDP to cooperate, Jessica Wilson, Head of Greenpeace Canada’s Oil Campaign, said:

29 May 2017 (VANCOUVER) - In reaction to today's announcement made by Andrew Weaver of the BC Green Party and John Horgan of the BC NDP to cooperate, Jessica Wilson, Head of Greenpeace Canada’s Oil Campaign, said:

“The vast majority of British Columbians voted for change and today they are one step closer to getting it. Now, the NDP and the Greens must seize this unprecedented opportunity to build an agenda that puts people and the environment first. This means implementing proportional representation, getting the big money out of politics and rejecting devastating projects like Kinder Morgan and Site-C.”

Kinder Morgan Canada’s IPO to raise the money to build TransMountain will go live tomorrow, when shares will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Opposition against TransMountain is widespread across BC. More than 120 First Nations and Tribes across Canada and the US stand opposed to tar sands expansion and this past weekend, hundreds of people participated in the Walk for the Salish Sea, a 75-km walk opposing the pipeline. Several activists are still locked to the gates of Kinder Morgan’s terminal in B.C.

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