Pipeline protesters block trucks headed for Burnaby tank farm

Anti-pipeline protesters held up five dump trucks headed for the Trans Mountain tank farm on Burnaby Mountain Friday.

About a half dozen demonstrators carrying Extinction Rebellion signs and wearing ponchos emblazoned with the environmental movement’s logo were on Underhill Avenue near Broadway for about an hour, occasionally stepping onto the street and blocking trucks coming up the hill for several minutes.

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The purpose?

“Shut down TMX because we don’t need it and it’s damaging our kids’ future,” North Shore resident Gordon Cornwall told the NOW.

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Anti-pipeline protesters stop trucks headed for the Trans Mountain tank farm in Burnaby Friday. - Cornelia Naylor

With 75 trucks travelling up and down Underhill each day during the tank farm expansion, one protester said holding up each one for even one minute creates a significant disruption.

Cornwall described the tank farm as a “hazard for the community.”

In total, protesters stopped five trucks Friday in what he called a “selective and kind of learning exercise.”

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