A group of climate activists in southern Washington are blocking the delivery of pipe from India destined for the construction of the Justin Trudeau Memorial Pipeline.
Young activists interrupted the delivery of a controversial pipeline to a port in southern Washington at daybreak on Tuesday, once again taking the lead in the climate fight.
Tuesday’s protest by Portland Rising Tide was part of a continuing effort to disrupt the opening of project that expands a pipeline running from Edmonton, Alberta, to the coast of British Columbia and would open export markets to hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil from the Alberta tar sands.
Climbers flanked by kayaks chained themselves to a pier on the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington, intending to intercept the delivery of pipe manufactured in India for the project.Pipe from India? I wonder if India supplied the pipe for the new Keystone XL pipeline that ruptured in North Dakota, spilling 1.4 million litres of diluted bitumen.
Depicted is pipe now stored in Kamloops soon to be aimed at the British Columbia coast.