Failure to Consent - Kinder Morgan Pipeline at the Headwaters of the Fraser River
On December 19, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The owner, Kinder Morgan is threatening to transport diluted bitumen (dil-bit), a highly explosive neurotoxin, across the Fraser River, less than 400 metres near the headwaters. If we allow it, would travel along the entire length of the Thompson in some places as little as 50 metres from the shoreline.
This letter outlines the concerns I share with many in the rapidly expanding food systems networks, with regards to the threats posed by Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline. The pipeline poses serious social and environmental impacts on the forests, fields and waterways in my ancestral Secwepemc territory where some of largest sockeye spawning grounds in the world exist.
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