At least five activists were arrested Tuesday for blocking a shipment of pipeline for Canada's much-hated TMX project by locking themselves to the dock in Vancouver WA where it was to be unloaded. The action by Portland Rising Tide was the third targeting the port for its role in transporting particularly heavy, dirty Alberta tar sands crude for a $7.4 billion project that environmentalists, First Nations, and many others view as a disaster in the making.
Local residents, who rely on caribou native to the refuge for sustenance, have called the area 'the heart and soul of mother earth.'
The formation was the final survivor of its kind in the nation's Arctic
"Now is the time to decisively say no to this destructive project."
Center for Biological Diversity
Council of Canadians
Oil Change International