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Protesters in Washington block shipment for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Last Updated Nov 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm PST

Activists protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion at the Port of Vancouver in Washington State. (Source: Facebook, Mosquito Fleet)
Summary

Environmental activists in Washington state are blocking a shipment of pipeline for the Trans Mountain expansion

At least five people climbed up and chained themselves to the dock where the shipment will be carted away

VANCOUVER, Wash – Protesters are blocking a shipment of pipeline meant for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion at the Port of Vancouver in Washington.

KOIN reports that Tuesday morning at least five people climbed up and chained themselves on the dock where the shipment is to be loaded off of.

Other “kayaktivists” were in the surrounding water, rallying behind the climbers to stop this project they say “is jeopardizing a livable future for everyone on this planet.”

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Posted by Mosquito Fleet on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Local law enforcement and the Coast Guard were monitoring the situation.

The Trans Mountain Pipeline carries crude oil from the Alberta tar sands to the British Columbia coast for export. The expansion project would add a second parallel line that would nearly triple the system’s capacity.