It’s the Week to End Enbridge!
MICATS is tabling right now at the Detroit Allied Media Conference in solidarity with First Nations’ struggles against Enbridge and Enbridge’s dangerous Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. If built, this pipeline would run from the tar sands extraction zone in Alberta, Canada all the way to Kitimat, “British Columbia”, and from there the tar sands would be shipped via super-tanker ships that would constantly be going in and out through the Douglas Channel into the Pacific ocean. This “double whammy” would threaten both land and water, with a pipeline constantly threatening to leak at any given moment (and we know how bad Enbridge’s safety record is), and with the super-tankers threatening the marine life of the Douglas Channel.
The Northern Gateway Pipeline has already been approved by the Canadian government despite Enbridge and the Canadian government not having sought consent from multiple First Nations who would be affected by the pipeline, as is their right. So they’re taking Enbridge to court. A group known as Pull Together is facilitating a massive fundraiser this week at places all across the continent to challenge Enbridge in the courts, & MICATS is happy to help out!
To help talk up the Northern Gateway pipeline battle, we bought some chocolates from Denman Island Chocolate designed specifically for the Northern Gateway Pipeline battle! They’re really cool:
We’re also selling “Stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline!” t-shirts that were graciously designed by an artistic friend of ours in Texas, and printed by one of the MICATS…
Here’s us tabling now (and all this weekend):
Best wishes for First Nations legal battles against Enbridge, as well as all forms of resistance to Enbridge’s tar sands tyranny! Speaking of which, if you’d like to join MICATS in further resisting Enbridge later this summer, you should seriously consider coming to our action camp. 😉
For more info on the Northern Gateway pipeline and resistance to it, check out some informational articles below:
- The Week to End Enbridge:
- First Nations say they will fight oilsands, pipeline
- ‘Expect dead whales’ from Northern Gateway oil tankers, warn Kitimat locals (VIDEO)