David Ellis: CALL TO PROTEST

CALL TO PROTEST, PROTECTING MOTHER FRASER FROM TAR SANDS OIL SPILLS, FROM THE OLD AND NEW, KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE

PROTEST AND GATHERING, at the Coquihalla summit, on Saturday, August 17, at 11:00 AM

11:00 – 11:10 Welcome and outline of day’s events, David Ellis, bookseller and pipeline critic

11:00 – 2:00 speakers, from the Fraser Watershed, and Lower Mainland
Chief Art Adolph, Chair, Lillooet Tribal Council
Chief Archie Patrick, Stellat’en First Nation, Nadleh Bun (Fraser Lake)
Mr. Guy Dunstan, Aboriginal fisherman, Siska, B.C. (near Lytton)
Mr. Eddie Gardner, member, Skwah First Nation (Stolo), Coordinator, Feedlot Salmon Boycott in Chilliwack, founding member, The Water Wealth Project, Chilliwack
Mr. Roy Sakata, Former Commercial Salmon Fisherman, Retired School Principal, Educational Consultant
Ms. Susan Davidson and Mr. Michael Hale, PIPE UP Network, “leaving fossil fuels in the ground and getting alternatives in place now, so we can phase out fossil fuels”
Mr. Stan Proboszcz, Watershed Watch “Biological Effects of Oil on Juvenile Salmonids”

(note: more speakers, are much welcome; also can anyone bring some tarps? so we can give some shade)

PROTEST MARCH, DOWN TO THE MOST RECENT SPILL SITE, IN COQUIHALLA CANYON

2:00: Begin hike down 2 miles to the recent oil spill site in the Coquihalla Canyon
2:20 – 2:35 Information session and photo op, at the “Coquihalla Jump Off”, an area rated “Class 4, extreme” on new Kinder Morgan maps, and thus very probably the next major oil spill location; David Ellis will speak and technical handouts will be provided
2:35: begin walk to recent spill site
2:50: arrive at recent spill site. Photo op of the spill site, and of the isolated and steep Coquihalla canyon below, inaccessible for 5 winter months every year, making a “world class spill response” impossible. Information session: David Ellis will provide technical handouts. Speakers to the spill issue, invited.

OVERVIEW
Kinder Morgan has been holding “Information Sessions” throughout the Fraser watershed. These have not taken into account the other side of the story, the story of the salmon people.

Also invited to the “Information Sessions”, are the Premier of British Columbia (now declined) the Prime Minister, the First Nations of the Fraser watershed, the sport and commercial fishing communities, the conservation community, and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ (NYSE:KMP)

David Ellis cell 604-916-6081
davidellis@lightspeed.ca

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