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Listen Up, Canada: The World Is Watching, And They Saw What You Did

They got the wrong person mad. Did they really think they could arrest David Suzuki's family without everyone hearing about it? Wait till you find out why.

Listen Up, Canada: The World Is Watching, And They Saw What You Did

And by Canada, I mean the people who run it. Many citizens, like David Suzuki, are fed up with what's happening.

See, Kinder Morgan is the biggest pipeline company in the U.S., and its CEO happens to be an ex-Enron exec.

Burnaby Mountain is in beautiful British Columbia. Kinder Morgan wants to continue expanding the pipeline through it.

What's the problem? One large spill could cost an estimated $40 billion in damage and be catastrophic to the environment.

It won't happen, right? Kinder Morgan already has had seven spills and leaks in British Columbia since 2005.

But the money is worth it! Nope. While Kinder Morgan makes about $70 million a year off the Trans Mountain Pipeline, Canada only gets $1.5 million as tax revenue.

How does this affect the world? Many experts say it leads to climate change, but they're not allowed to mention that in the pipeline hearings. Thank Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, for that.

Canada's P.M. is ranked the #1 climate villain in the world. He withdrew from Kyoto and brought in Bill-38, weakening enviro laws.

Who's fighting back? Lawsuits were filed by First Nations, the City of Vancouver, and Burnaby. People are also protesting and setting up pipeline watch groups, such as Broke.

(Footage from Burnaby protest.)


There will always be greedy oil companies, happy to exploit people and our planet for a dollar. What we need now is a badass politician who will stand up to them.

Follow the story at Burnaby Pipeline Watch, The Vancouver Observer, or on Twitter. Knowledge is power.

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