There were more arrests Monday at the site of a protest against survey work for Kinder Morgan International’s proposed expansion of its TransMountain pipeline from Alberta to Vancouver to accommodate oil sands bitumen exports.
For a second week, the RCMP began hauling off pipeline opponents who crossed police tape into the off-limits zone in a forested conservation area on Burnaby Mountain in suburban Vancouver.
Kinder Morgan obtained a civil injunction barring protesters from interfering with drilling crews taking samples from the rock for a proposed route of the as-yet unapproved line through the mountain to its export terminal on Burrard Inlet.
But despite the threat of jail for flouting the court order, the arrests continue and numbers at the protest camp are growing, including a 74-year-old grandmother with no previous history of civil disobedience.
With native drumming, face-to-face confrontations with police and dozens of arrests so far, the anti-pipeline protest has a familiarRead More »from Burnaby Mountain protests bear strong similaries to Clayoquot Sound's 'War in the Woods'