Political Fight Escalates Over Proposed Oil Sands Pipeline To W Coast

"High-profile U.S. protesters against the Canadian oil sands are taking their activism north this week, as the battle over a pipeline that would send crude to Asia enters a critical regulatory stage."

"Today, activists backed publicly by actress Pamela Anderson, film director Michael Moore and actress Daryl Hannah will stage a mass sit-in and risk arrest in front of British Columbia's Legislature to protest against two proposed oil sands pipelines that would stretch from Alberta to Canada's West Coast.

The better known of the two pipelines, Enbridge's Northern Gateway, rivals TransCanada's Keystone XL in its size and would carry 525,000 barrels of crude a day."

Christa Marshall reports for ClimateWire October 22, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Tar Sands Pipeline Protestors Swarm British Columbia Legislature" (ENS)

"Keystone XL Pipeline Brings Out the Protest in Locals" (Los Angeles Times)

Source: ClimateWire, 10/23/2012