BLACK PRESS file A protest in Burnaby this month called for a delay in tree-clearing work as part of the ground-breaking for the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters have valid concerns

People are concerned about the risk of the Kinder Morgan pipeline significantly outweighing any gain

To the editor,

Re: Protest industry preparing for a war, Opinion, March 8.

I take offence to the columnist’s closing statement, where he insinuated that the protest movement against Kinder Morgan is something other than grassroots and spontaneous.

I went to the protest against Kinder Morgan this past weekend in Burnaby. I didn’t simply wake up on Saturday and decide to attend in a spontaneous manner, I planned to go a couple of weeks ago. Is that a problem?

Also, while there I can attest that the people there seemed very genuine and concerned about the risk of the Kinder Morgan pipeline significantly outweighing any gain. The other prevalent discussion that I heard was about the lunacy of continuing to invest in what is becoming an obsolete and what has been a very toxic industry. We need to move forward and pursue renewable sources of energy while placing some limits on our excessive needs through our conspicuous consumption.

I would like to suggest that before printing something as patently untrue as his closing remark you ask for objective verification.

David Lemire, Nanaimo


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