8 April 2018 (VANCOUVER) — In response to Kinder Morgan Canada’s announcement that it intends to suspend all non-essential activities and related spending on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in response to continued opposition to the project, Greenpeace Canada’s Climate & Energy Campaigner Mike Hudema, said:
“The writing is on the wall, and even Kinder Morgan can read it. Investors should note that the opposition to this project is strong, deep and gets bigger by the day. This announcement shows that this widespread opposition has reached critical mass. British Columbians’ desire to protect clean water, safeguard the environment and stand behind Indigenous communities cannot be ignored or swept under the rug. We encourage Kinder Morgan to shelve this project before the litany of lawsuits, crumbling economics, and growing resistance against the pipeline does it for them.” Nearly 200 people have now been arrested taking action against the pipeline, blockading construction in British Columbia, while as many as 10,000 people marched in support of Indigenous Peoples’ resistance against the pipeline on March 10th.
Jesse Firempong, Communications Officer, Greenpeace Canada, 778-996-6549