Pipeline opponents to hold “mock oil spill” in Vancouver
Opponents of two major oil-pipeline projects are planning to rally at a B.C. Chamber of Commerce event in Vancouver today (October 10).
Activists will hold “a mock oil spill and noise demonstration” outside the B.C. Chamber Energy Summit at the Hyatt Regency hotel, a release from the B.C. Wilderness Committee says.
The B.C. Chamber of Commerce event includes a discussion of the benefits of oil pipelines and an address from an Enbridge spokesperson.
Calgary-based Enbridge is behind plans to create the Northern Gateway oil pipeline from Alberta to the northern B.C. coast.
Both Enbridge and Kinder Morgan are planning oil-pipeline projects in B.C. that have alarmed environmental groups who are concerned about the risk of a spill.
Today’s demonstration is set to take place at 12:45 p.m.