light blue timberland boots and the sound of war drums over a pipeline
They determined to stall Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the west coast, their stonewalling seen as the kind of game politicians play.
is people are angry and feel betrayed and hugs and platitudes are not enough. Conflict is messy and unpleasant but looking necessary. and unpleasant conflict now looking necessary? Sounds like battle lines are being drawn.
Berman says more and more people are now standing up and it not going to be an easy road ahead.
Shannon Phillips, Notley point person on all things Mother Earth and once an environmentalist of some renown, is now fighting for her political life, along with the rest of the Notley NDP government.
If anybody needs the pipeline, they do.
not really all that concerned about anything Tzeporah Berman says, says our Shannon.
Say what? Is that a diesel bus poor Tzeporah is getting thrown under? Say it ain so, Shannon? Your government appointed her to an important position. You asked for her sage advice. There was a time you might have been together in the same struggle.
Let give Shannon a chance to explain. She does so in Calgary.
was a very integral part of the sort of new consensus that came up around oilsands companies, finding ways out of the dead end that previous governments had driven us into through lack of action on climate change.
were important contributions. Having said that, I think she wrong on this issue. NDP Birkenstocks? But I digress.
The day just gets more interesting when Kennedy Stewart, a Burnaby NDP member of parliament, speaks to the CBC.
Doesn take our Mr. are willing to stand their ground in acts of civil disobedience. Lower Mainland.
Man the barricades. Cue the megaphone. Two, four, six, eight, Kinder Morgan got to wait! Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Trans Mountain got to go!
Stewart adds Trudeau should look at a Plan B. The man from Burnaby believes the pipeline is not going to get built.
He also unloads one heck of a whopper.
He says if the feds decided to build a nuclear power plant in the middle of Calgary with nuclear waste dump disposal sites around Alberta and Albertans had no say then the people of Alberta would defend their interests.
Er pipelines equal nuclear power plants?
think it has the same impacts, says the NDP member of parliament.
About those threats Alberta could occasionally turn off the taps on existing oil to the Lower Mainland, giving them a taste of their own medicine is not Russia. It a democratic society. In Russia, Putin can turn the gas on and off, concludes our Mr. Stewart.
Berman back. Another zinger.
need pipelines for a climate plan is like saying we are selling cigarettes to get people to stop smoking. it Trudeau telling the Greens if they want a climate plan, including the carbon tax, they have to accept a pipeline.