Jun 26 2013

rabble.ca: Canadian Swamp Line 9 camp activists served an injunction, protesters lock themselves to pump station gates

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Twelve cities across Canada participated in solidarity actions Tuesday in support of activists who took over a pumping station north of Hamilton, Ontario last Thursday morning.

The takeover was part of the Idle No More campaign called Sovereignty Summer.

Dubbed Swamp Line 9 because the Enbridge Westover pumping station is located close to Beverly Swamp, the action aimed to prevent construction on Line 9 and block the transport of tar sands through Ontario and Quebec.

The 2,400-hectare Beverly Swamp spans three watersheds — Fairchild, Spencer and Bronte creeks — and offers one of the best and largest lowland swamp forest representations in south central Ontario.

Line 9 is an existing pipeline that currently runs east to west from Montreal to Sarnia.


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