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"Because Mother Earth is Worth It" - Burnaby Mountain Arrests - Nov 20 2014

by Eric Doherty

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RCMP spent the day arresting as many as 24 Burnaby Mountain Caretakers for Kinder Morgan. The arrests started shortly after 8am and I asked some of those arrested why they were willing to risk arrest. The most succinct response was "Because Mother Earth is Worth It". Other responses focused on the climate crisis and indigenous solidarity.

The Texas company's crews are now attempting to get back surveying for a planned tarsands bitumen pipeline tunnel through the mountain.

The Caretakers started camping on the site after Kinder Morgan crews cut down 17 large trees in the Conservation area. The pipeline plan is opposed by the majority of citizens, area Indigenous nations and even local municipal governments, but is backed by the federal government.

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