The Fight to Stop Trans Mountain
Wilderness Committee and our allies first started fighting tar sands tankers on the Salish Sea in 2010, before the twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline was even proposed. More than a decade — and countless actions, victories and disappointments later — the project is under construction and costs have soared to a staggering $31 billion.
For the last few months, a group of students from the University of British Columbia’s Climate Justice Research Collaborative have worked with us to create a visual story map that details the major concerns with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and charts the fight to stop it. Mountain Protectors and PIPE UP, two community organizations who have been a huge part of the battle against the pipeline, also provided their experience and expertise.
We would like to thank these students for preparing this living document. Shehzeen Arshad, Elias Bowman, Nika Martinussen, Mary Anne William and Bruce Yao, your contributions to the movement are truly appreciated. Please have a look through their excellent work.