"‘Defend Our Climate’ Rallies Draw Thousands Across Canada"

"VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Environmentalists and First Nations leaders joined Canadians from all walks of life in rallies against proposed oil pipelines across Canada on Saturday. The protests were part of a national day of action to 'Defend Our Climate.'"

"The demonstrators fear that the pipelines headed east and west from the Alberta oil sands, also called the tar sands, would accelerate climate change by enabling further development of this source of heavy crude oil. Any break in the pipelines would pollute lands and waterways, both inland and at the coasts.

The largest turnout was in Vancouver, where some 2,000 people gathered in front of Science World to protest the twin Northern Gateway pipelines proposed by Enbridge, Inc. that would carry about 525,000 barrels of diluted bitumen per day from the Alberta tar sands to the BC coast for tanker shipment to Asian markets."

Environment News Service had the story November 18, 2013.

Source: ENS, 11/19/2013