This Friday, Sightline policy director Eric de Place will join Sierra Club organizer Victoria Leistman to discuss Kinder Morgan’s pipeline projects, how the community is fighting back against them, and how you can get involved.
Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy giant behind the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Canada, is now eyeing expansion opportunities in Whatcom and Skagit counties in Washington State. Its oil transport ambitions directly threaten the Salish Sea and Puget Sound, and its track record of law-breaking, pollution, and cover-ups have communities across Cascadia on alert. These Cascadian communities are joining together to reject the corporation’s plans and the risks they pose to the region’s people, economies, and iconic natural resources. A cross-border coalition of environmental, indigenous, and social-justice groups has formed under the name Pull Together.
Learn more about the Pull Together movement, a fundraising effort to support First Nations legal cases and other efforts for those on the front lines of resisting Kinder Morgan’s advances, at pull-together.ca. And check out the event’s Facebook page here.
Pull Together: The People vs. Kinder Morgan
- When: Friday, September 22nd, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
- Where: University Unitarian Church (map)
- Sponsors: Sightline Institute, Sierra Club
- Tickets: This event is free and open to the public.