Greenpeace hangs banner from Lions Gate Bridge to protest tar sands
Greenpeace Canada activists staged a demonstration on the Lions Gate Bridge today (May 29) to protest oil pipelines to the B.C. coast.
Two demonstrators rappelled from the Vancouver bridge this morning, according to a news release from the environmental group.
The protesters deployed a banner that read: “save our coasts, no tar sands pipelines”.
Greenpeace Canada criticized the federal government for speeding up the approval process for pipeline projects and plans to weaken environmental law.
“There are better ways to create jobs and build an economy than supporting an industry that destroys land, rivers, communities, and drives climate change,’’ Greenpeace’s Melina Laboucan-Massimo said in the release.
“We need an end to tar sands pipelines that have no place in the green energy future Canada deserves.”