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Activists shutting down Enbrel’s tar sand oil pipeline another time

Dec. 21, 2015 – “The Indignants” Shut Down Enbridge Line 9 in Canada Again – in protest against the devastating tar sand exploitation in their country – and were hauled away by the police.

For the second time in as many weeks activists in Canada have occupied and shut down Line 9 Endbridge’s 300,000 barrel per day oil pipe line. This action effectively shuts down the flow of bitumen oil from the Alberta Tar Sands into into the United States.
The activists arrived at the Endbridge site just West of Sarnia, Ontario at 8AM and proceeded with closing the valve and locking themselves to the equipment.

Line 9 is a highly contested tar sands pipeline that began shipping crude earlier this month between Sarnia and Montreal. Those involved assert that the operation of line 9 is a violation of indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights.

“It’s clear that tar sands projects represent an ongoing cultural and environmental genocide.” Vanessa Gray asserts. “I defend the land and water because it is sacred. I have the right to defend anything that threatens my traditions and culture.” – via JustWords Media Release

Enbridge’s Line 9 puts the health of millions of people in Quebec and Ontario at risk by threatening the drinking water of numerous communities. This 40-year-old pipeline crosses multiple rivers and major watercourses, including Lake Ontario and the St. Clair River which drains from Lake Huron into Lake St Clair between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of Michigan.

The shutdown successfully closed the flow of oil for several hours costing Enbridge millions of dollars in lost revenue and showing that actions like this are effective.

The three activist had been arrested and now released and are facing serious charges. Follow Page: https://www.facebook.com/PeopleVersus… for more news!

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Vice: https://news.vice.com/article/three-p…

Filmed by: Mike Roy – Jeremy Larivee
Photography: Mike Roy – Nicky Young – Jeremy Larivee
Recorded in Sarnia, Ontario Canada (Dec 21st 2015)

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