Defend Our Coast Rally draws 500

A rally in Davis Bay was the largest of 65 actions that took place around BC on October 24th. An estimated 500 participants lined the Sunshine Coast Highway in front of MLA Nicholas Simons’ office to protest plans for piping oil across BC and shipping it along the north coast.

The rallies followed an October 22 protest at the legislature in Victoria, which drew thousands of people. Kinder Morgan has applied to expand its pipeline, which moves oil from Alberta to the West Coast via a port in Burnaby. Enbridge wants to build an 1,100 kilometre pipeline to carry bitumen from Alberta to the B.C. coast for shipment overseas.

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