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  •  Protest against Tar Sands pipeline in Victoria BC (8+ / 0-)

    News of the planned protest

    Pipeline protest draws thousands to legislature

    A 235-metre black banner, the length of a supertanker, was staked into the legislature lawn at a massive demonstration Monday afternoon.

    This black banner brought to the demonstration by hundreds of protestors represents the length of a super-tanker. "We want to show them just how big these suckers are." one of the people carrying the banner told me.

    "This is what democracy looks like," said environment critic Rob Fleming, flanked by about 10 NDP MLAs and looking at the sea of waving signs.

    The B.C. Liberal government, which in 2010 signed away the right to hold a provincial environmental assessment of Northern Gateway and other major energy projects, needs to scrap that agreement, said Fleming, adding that an NDP government would do so.

    Federal Green party leader Elizabeth May lashed out at the federal government for smoothing the path for shipping crude oil to China by gagging or firing scientists and gutting environmental laws.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 05:56:56 AM PDT

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