Pipeline protests mar oil and gas summit

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Enbridge Four Seasons protest. Photo Credit: CTV

Alexandra Minzlaff | May 30, 2012 | ctvbc.ca | Shared as an educational material

The battle between energy giant Enbridge and opponents of its planned Northern Gateway pipeline has reached a new level with protesters disrupting an oil and gas export summit and the company launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign.

The Occupy Vancouver Environmental Justice Group rallied environmentalists and concerned citizens Wednesday outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, where Enbridge was meeting with several other oil companies.

Equipped with signs and banners, the movement loudly voiced its opposition towards new tar sands pipeline and tanker projects, such as the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline running from the Alberta oil sands to Kitimat, B.C.

“When they’re in a building like this, they’re hiding,” Stephen Collis, speaker for the protest movement, told CTV News. “They can try to keep it out of sight, out of mind, until they bring out their glitzy show in the newspaper or a TV commercial.”

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