Last week I wrote about how Kinder Morgan/Trans-Canada Pipeline was using its corporate muscle and deep pockets to intimidate anti-pipeline protesters in the Lower Mainland. The term for this sort of thing is "lawfare" and it's pure, head office sleaze.
The good news. After the four targeted protesters were sued by the pipeline giant, a crowd sourced legal defence fund was established that hoped to raise $30,000 from supporters.
I received an e-mail this morning advising that, so far, we've raised just over $51-thousand. It's not a big deal and yet it is at the same time. Even chipping in is doing something tangible, helping those who are standing up for all of us, letting Kinder Morgan know there is such a thing as social licence and theirs has been revoked.