People & Planet Before Pipelines & Profits!
Stop the TMX & CGL Pipelines!
BANNER DROP ACTION
Tuesday May 23
Near Braid Sky Train Station in New Westminster
For more information on location: 604-518-7361 or email@example.com
It is only the middle of May – not even summer – and already wildfires are raging across Alberta and BC. Over 17,000 people are under evacuation orders. Indigenous communities in Northern Alberta have suffered the most devastation.
In this dangerous climate, the Trudeau Liberal government continues to push ahead with the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX), and the cost to taxpayers in Canada is growing – $30.9 billion and counting. Signs of the damage that the pipeline has already caused to vital ecosystems can be seen all along the pipeline route – especially along Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland.
Meanwhile, construction of the Coastal GasLink (CGL) fracked gas pipeline on Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern B.C. also continues to destroy critical salmon and steelhead trout habitat. In the last week alone, five stop work orders have been issued by the BC Environmental Assessment Office for negatively impacting Anzac River and Wedzin Kwa (Morice River). Yet, the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and community members whose unceded land it crosses continue to face police attacks and brutality for their opposition to CGL and their peaceful defense of the land and water.
Now is the time to keep mobilizing community and build broad support to stop the destruction and stop the Trans Mountain expansion (TMX) and Coastal GasLink pipelines once and for all!
Join Climate Convergence as we gather to stand against the TMX and CGL pipelines, and call on passersby to stand up for our Mother Earth and in defense of Indigenous rights! System Change Not Climate Change!
This event takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Qayqayt, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm(Kwikwetlem) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.