In this group, I don't think I have to spell out the connection between care for the earth and opposition to fossil-fuel extraction, particularly that dirtiest-of-all oil from the Alberta tar sands, and dangerous pipeline infrastructure to transport it. In 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau had the federal government step in and buy the Trans-Mountain Pipeline (TMX), to publicly subsidize this project in the face of the collapse of its economic viability. A good friend of mine, Ruth Walmsley, a Vancouver Quaker, has been courageously resisting the TMX for years. I pass on this fundraising appeal from her, to support water protectors like her in reversing a legal injunction against their protest movement. I was able to give a small donation, and I hope you will consider supporting them as well.
* * * I’ve been involved with a group called PPST-Protect the Planet Stop TMX since last August, when we started a aerial camp / tree-sit in Burnaby to protect trees / salmon-bearing rivers etc. in the path of Trans Mountain pipeline construction. We are now mounting a legal challenge aimed at setting aside the injunction granted to TMX to suppress public protest against the pipeline expansion project. By highlighting the inconsistencies inherent in the Trudeau government declaring a climate emergency, then purchasing a pipeline which will accelerate climate change, this case can contribute to the growing pressure to cancel the project. We are scheduled to have our court hearing on March 3, 2021. We need to raise $20,000 in legal fees to move forward with this. Read about it here: http://fnd.us/91l9h0?ref=sh_79sB98. The success of meeting our fundraising goal depends on all of us reaching out and sharing this Fundrazr with our friends and families and social media networks. Deep appreciation for all your support! Peace, Ruth