Can Canada fulfill its Paris climate commitments and build the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion?
World Community’s film series addresses this important issue with a screening of the new film, Directly Affected (75 min), on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre (North Island College).
The proposed pipeline expansion would triple the flow of bitumen (tarsands oil with added toxic chemicals) and would increase tanker traffic seven-fold in Burrard Inlet and the Gulf Islands. Recent mass demonstrations show that people are worried about spills; the film documents four. A spill could easily reach and despoil our own coastline on central Vancouver Island.
The film takes us to First Nations communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction, to New Brunswick where many of the energy workers live, and to the Paris climate talks. The momentum to stop the project and transition to a low-carbon economy continues to grow. Post screening updates will be shared.
Admission by donation. FMI – 250-337-5412.