Join Portland Rising Tide in solidarity with Burnaby Mountain on Monday, December 15th at noon. Come dressed in your best lawyer garb or surveyor costumes and be ready for some fun theater antics as we deliver a message to one of our local climate criminals.
Meet at 12pm at the Gazebo at Peninsula Park, (N Ainsworth and Albina) to carpool to the location. We will return by 2pm.
In early September courageous and peaceful people re-occupied un-ceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in British Columbia, where climate criminal Kinder Morgan seeks to expand the TransMountain tar sands oil pipeline.
In an inspiring display of community solidarity, people from all walks of life came to Burnaby Mountain to stand up against Kinder Morgan as the company surveyed for test drill sites. Over 100 protesters were arrested on the mountain, defending the land and waters from oil industry greed.
On Dec 1st, the Burnaby community celebrated when Kinder Morgan packed up and left the area after a court ruled they could not continue to block protesters from entering the area.
Unfortunately, this victory may only be temporary. Kinder Morgan is in the surveying phase of this pipeline expansion and there is nothing stopping them from returning to construct the pipeline at a future date.
Kinder Morgan has left the land for now… Let’s let them know that the whole world is still watching!
Join us this week to show your solidarity with Burnaby Mountain and those fighting the fossil fuel industry