100 March in Nelson To Help Coast Protectors Stop the Expansion of Tar Sands and Bitumen Pipelines and Tankers

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Press Release: For Immediate Release

March 10th, 2018
Contact: Nadine Podmoroff, member of the For Our Earth Coalition and Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians
nadia@netidea.com or 250-608-0773

100 March in Nelson To Help Coast Protectors
Stop the Expansion of Tar Sands and Bitumen Pipelines and Tankers

March 10, 2018 (Nelson) – 100 people in Nelson rallied along with thousands in Metro Vancouver to support the Coast Protectors’ call to all people to stand with them to defend their lands and the environment against the expansion of Tar Sands and bitumen pipelines and tankers on the B.C. West Coast. “Folks in Nelson came out in a big way to join what’s going to be an historic provincial movement to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline! This is only the beginning,” said Keith Wiley one of the organizers of the rally.

“Indigenous Peoples have consistently and repeatedly rejected the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project,” assert the Coast Protectors. “Federal approval of the project was and is an egregious violation of our inherent Indigenous Title and Rights, and a violation of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” state the Protectors.

The rally was organized by the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians and co-sponsored by the For Our Earth Coalition. It is one of several events and actions to be held in the Kootenay, Boundary and Okanagan regions in the spirit of solidarity and support of the Coast Protectors, Protect the Inlet campaign and the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion.

The coalition and group are raising awareness and much needed funds for the Coast Protectors and carrying out strategic actions locally and along pipeline routes to halt the expansion of Tar Sands and bitumen pipelines and tanker traffic to more safely transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.   They are appealing to people within their regions to get involved, support the Coast Protectors and take action and invite all to their upcoming forum, For Our Earth: Join the Movement to Stop Kinder Morgan, featuring Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, on April 23rd   at 7:00 P.M. at the Nelson United Church on 602 Silica Street, followed by Strategic Actions Training on April 28th at 12:00 P.M. at the  Senior Citizens Nelson Branch No. 51 at 717 Vernon Street in Nelson.

Check our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/153636251963537/

For more information or to join the Coalition contact:
nadia@netidea.com or 250-608-0773
For more information on Coast Protectors go to: http://www.coastprotectors.ca e
To donate to Stop Kinder Morgan – Go To: https://www.coastprotectors.ca/donate

 

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