Canada’s government announced that it is going to pay $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan to buy both the existing 65-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline and the controversial Trans Mountain Expansion Project. This doesn’t include the assumed liability for construction costs of the project, which could cost billions more, including Kinder Morgan’s previously documented $7.4B for construction costs, and the significant potential for costs related to construction delays. The real cost to taxpayers could easily top $12B.
The Trudeau government has shown its cards; they do not have an interest in standing by their election commitments to uphold Indigenous Rights, lower GHG emissions or work towards solving climate change. The Canadian government has gone from backing a fossil fuel company that is trampling Indigenous rights to becoming one.
This Friday, June 1st, join Indigenous Climate Action and Indigenous climate leaders from the frontlines to discuss what Canada’s bailout of Kinder Morgan means and what we can do now. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2xsEkGZ
Join Indigenous Climate Action and Indigenous leaders from the frontlines to discuss what this means and what we can do now.
Friday June 1, 2018
Webinar will include:
Cedar George-Parker, member of Tsleil Waututh First Nation and Tulalip Tribe
Kanahus Manuel, member of the Secwepemc Ktunaxa, and co-founder of Tiny House Warriors
Will George, member of Tsleil Waututh First Nation and Keeper at the Watch House
Eriel Deranger, Executive Director Indigenous Climate Action and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
Moderated by Clayton Thomas-Muller, ICA Steering Committee Member and 350.org campaigner