Members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation along with First Nations from across Western Canada and the U.S were joined by environmentalists and politicians on Sunday to bless the waters of Burrard Inlet and recommit themselves to stopping Kinder Morgan’s approved expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.

“Everything we got out of the water is good,” said Rueben George with the Tseil-Waututh. “What Kinder Morgan is doing over there is not good.”

Kinder Morgan has received federal approval and the blessing of the provincial government to proceed with the expansion of its pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby.

The company needs to meet 37 provincial conditions and 157 conditions from the National Energy Board.

If built, the $7.4-billion, 1,150-kilometre twinned pipeline will nearly triple the capacity of the existing pipeline to 890,000 barrels a day.

See full story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tsleil-waututh-nation-water-ceremony-kinder-morgan-pipeline-expansion-1.4115020?utm_content=54259474&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Photos by Zach Embree. See more images here: https://www.facebook.com/TWNSacredTrust/photos/a.1412457932145770.1073741845.630937800297791/1412458568812373/?type=3&theater

Visit of Pacific Islanders to the tarsands, and Water Blessing Ceremony on Burrard Inlet. Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine terminal appears in the background.

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