A stand-off is brewing in Canada over the growth of an oil pipeline. And some activists reportedly believe it will be ‘the next Standing Rock‘. But they have an imaginative solution to block the controversial pipeline.
Outside Vancouver, the building tiny houses to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The nation says it never consented to the project taking place on its land. And along with the provincial government, it will fight the oil industry and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.has started
‘Going big by going small’
We are going big, by going small… We are committed to upholding our collective and spiritual responsibility and jurisdiction to look after the land, the language and the culture of our people. The Tiny House Warriors are building something beautiful that models hope, possibility and solutions to the world.
The houses will be solar-powered and will also help with the community’s housing crisis – which it says is “due to deliberate colonial impoverishment”.
We have never provided and will never provide our collective free, prior and informed consent… to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project [sic].
A tarred project
The Trans Mountain pipeline already moves oil from Alberta’s controversial tar sands to Vancouver (a port city), and to the US. It belongs to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, the largest pipeline company in the US.
In 2016, Justin Trudeau approved an expansion that will see the pipeline carry almost 900,000 barrels of oil per day.
US activists who opposed Standing Rock have now pledged their support for the Tiny House Warriors. But hopefully, after the houses are built, that support won’t be necessary.
Watch the video below to see the first ‘Tiny House’ as it nears completion.
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