“One! Two! Three! Four! We say pipeline no more!”
That was one of the chants used in a rally against TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline on Sept. 16.
Colonialism No More organized the event to protest the pipeline that is set to run through Harbour Landing in Regina.
Sue Deranger, a member of Colonialism No More, said the pipeline they want to use, which is an existing natural gas line, isn’t made to carry crude oil and is a disaster in the making.
“It’s an accident waiting to happen and when it spills, not if it spills, it will be 1.1-million litres which means not just Harbour Landing, it means all of Regina and we will all be poisoned,” said Deranger.
Another participant in the rally, Florence Stratton, said history will be doomed to repeat itself if the pipeline is approved, contending the company has had incidents with other pipelines in the past.
The rally also included a walk of solidarity to show support for the Standing Rock Sioux members and their protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Deranger believes it’s important for everyone to support each other when it comes to opposing new oil pipelines.
“All of us need to stand together,” Deranger said. “If you see the numbers there (North Dakota), it’s loud and clear how people are feeling about pipelines.”