Friends of Wild Salmon are supporting the First Nations and other Burnaby residents who are opposed to Kinder Morgan’ s project.
Chair Gerald Amos says they’ve been fighting for years against threats that stem from increased oil sands production.
“As the name suggests, salmon is what really ties the people of the Skeena together and we’d say the whole north coast down to the Fraser, which is what’s in question now,” he says. “Salmon ties us together.”
The proposed project on Burnaby Mountain would create a twinned pipeline to increase the capacity of the system to carry more oil from Edmonton.
It has created much controversy with protesters being arrested and the company leaving before all proposed testing was finished this week.