Video: Pipeline Opponents Rally on Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby Mountain conservation area has become a front-line in the battle to stop the expansion of the Alberta tarsands.
Protesters are currently defying a court injunction to remove their encampments at two borehole sites on the mountain since 4pm on 17th November 2014.
The protesters are preventing survey work from being completed by Kinder Morgan at the two sites, required as part of the project to bore a tunnel through the mountain for the expanded pipeline. The expanded pipeline would triple capacity from 300,000 barrels per day.
Local First Nations have been at the forefront of the resistance and tonight reiterated that the pipeline would not be built on their land.
Tonight's rally, which attracted hundreds, featured rallying calls from Dustin Rivers (Squamish Nation), Audrey Siegel (Squamish Nation) & Rueben George (Tsleil-waututh nation).