Pacific Northwest tribes plan action against B.C. oil pipeline
"Fighting for our way of life is nothing new, and I think our elders and community leaders hold us accountable to that," said Lummi Charmain Tim Ballew.
While Standing Rock protests continue in North Dakota, Pacific Northwest tribes are meeting Thursday to plan action against a newly approved oil pipeline in Canada.
“We’re ready to defend our rights,” said Lummi Nation member Jewell James.
The First Nations are worried about Kinder Morgan’s newly approved Canadian oil pipeline, and increased tanker and barge traffic. They believe it will inevitably end in crashes and spills.
“It definitely will happen, and it will destroy the San Juan Islands,” James said.