Rally to Protect Conservation Land

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Rally to Protect Conservation land September 13 at 2:00 PM.

For immediate Release
September 5, 2014
Burnaby B.C.

The City of Burnaby is attempting to enforce a bylaw to stop Kinder Morgan from clear cutting and drilling on Burnaby Mountain. The bylaw was enacted to protect wildlife and lands for the enjoyment of all people.

Kinder Morgan has asked the National Energy Board to set aside the City bylaw. The giant US oil company intends to cut and clear trees to transport crude tar sands oil from the storage facility at Forest Hill to the Westridge Terminal where over 400 a year Aframax class tankers will try to navigate Second Narrows to take the crude to China for processing.

The City of Burnaby is opposing Kinder Morgan’s demand to violate conservation lands. The residents of Burnaby and all people who want to protect conservation land are rallying together on September 13 at 2:00 PM on Burnaby Mountain in front of the area where Kinder Morgan intends to build a helicopter pad to carry equipment for drilling and clear cutting.

We ask you to show your support for the City and the conservation lands on September 13, 2014.

As Dr. Collis of SFU states: “When the common wealth is threated by the more destructive forms of private gain, there is only one thing we, the public, can do: get up, stand up, and defend what we all share and depend upon—clean water, a liveable climate, and a safe and healthy public sphere.”

This is the time and this is the place to join residents and all concerned people to show your support to protect our conservation lands on unceded Coast Salish territory.

As Karl Perrin of the Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan says, “In 2030, when our children ask, “If you already knew the Arctic was melting, what did you do to stop it?” –we will say, “We fought Kinder Morgan to a standstill and the people prevailed.”

The Master of Ceremonies is the well-known Dr. Stephen Collis of SFU.

Invited and confirmed speakers include : Carleen Thomas, Sacred Trust Tsleil Waututh Nation; Kennedy Stewart, MP; Derek Corrigan, Mayor of Burnaby; Stewart Philip, Grand Chief Union of BC Indian Chiefs; Eugene Kung, LLB WestCoast Environmental Law; and others.