Gitga'at Nation

February 06, 2012 12:13 ET

Enbridge Gateway: More Than Two Thousand Citizens Say "No!" to Oil Tankers and Pipelines in Prince Rupert

Rally Drew More Than 2000 Citizens, Exceeding Organizer Expectations and Solidifying Opposition to Oil Tankers and Oil Pipelines on BC's Coast

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2012) - More than two thousand residents from across Northern BC, joined forces in Prince Rupert on Saturday (February 4) to march against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil tanker and pipeline project.

Crowd estimates were provided by the Prince Rupert Fire and Rescue Service, as well as organizer guest books at the concert venue itself.

These numbers contradict earlier media reports that suggested "several hundred" participants took part - a gross inaccuracy.

The event was about delivering one loud and clear message to Enbridge and the provincial and federal governments: Oil spills are inevitable, and for that reason, oil tankers and oil pipelines will not be allowed in BC's coastal waters.

"It's not going to happen," was the common refrain repeated by First Nations leaders and event speakers like radio firebrand, Rafe Mair.

Freelance photos and High Definition b-roll from Saturday's rally are available for use by media (use contact information below):

Photos: http://ow.ly/8TVqo

Sample video: http://ow.ly/8SCHV

Contact Information

  • Andrew Frank
    Media Relations
    Office: 604-215-7875
    Cell: 604-367-2112