Yesterday morning, UBC students assembled in the AMS Nest to create signs to protest the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline. Students then proceeded to bike or bus to Vancouver City Hall, where a larger protest was held with the Greater Vancouver community. A final decision from the federal government on the pipeline’s approval is expected in the coming weeks.
“We are just trying to encourage a little more student activity by having a meet-up beforehand with a little bit of a breakfast and sign making, and make this something that everyone can get involved in,” said Regan Eberding, an event organizer from the environmental advocacy group, UBCC350.
Grace Hermansen, who also organized the event, explained that their goal was to make a strong coalition of students to demonstrate that the youth are opposed to Kinder Morgan.