BURNABY, B.C. – Anti-pipeline protesters are continuing to demonstrate near Kinder Morgan’s terminal in Burnaby, B.C., today.
Dozens of people followed Indigenous leaders in a march toward a gate to the Burnaby Terminal, with organizers saying more than 70 of them were prepared to be arrested.
Protesters who tie themselves to the gate are violating a court injunction prohibiting them from five metres of the site and risk arrest.
About 115 people, including Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart, have been arrested in the past week.
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project would triple the flow of oil products flowing from Alberta to the B.C. coast.
The federal government approved the expansion in 2016 but the project faces significant opposition in B.C.
Thousands of people have been rallying to protest the project and Premier John Horgan has raised concerns about the pipeline’s possible environmental and economic impact.