Despite a raging global pandemic, fossil fuel projects are alive and well in Canada, and they’re putting thousands of lives at risk. Workers are living in “man camps” by the hundreds in tight quarters, increasing the risk posed to local indigenous communities and workers alike. Prime Minister Trudeau must act now to shut down these projects and get these workers out of harm’s way.
On-water direct action resisting fossil fuel expansion in the Salish Sea
The Mosquito Fleet is a regional network of activists fighting for climate justice and a fossil-free Salish Sea through on-water direct action and grassroots movement building.
We’re fighting to #StopTMX! The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is a blatant violation of indigenous sovereignty, directly threatening coastal communities and the stability of our global climate. If completed, the project would move an additional 590,000 barrels of tar sands crude every day, increasing oil tanker traffic through the Salish Sea by 700% and emitting 15 billion metric tons of climate pollution every year. Put simply: TMX must be stopped.
Mosquito Fleet In The News
Five protesters were arrested trying to block a ship from unloading pieces of oil pipe at the Port of Vancouver.
Five climbers locked themselves to the dock where the shipment was to be offloaded.
Young activists interrupted the delivery of a controversial pipeline to a port in southern Washington.
A group of about 30 kayakers with the Mosquito Fleet floated alongside a tanker in Elliot Bay near Seattle, inbound from BC.
Protest was spurred on by the 28 anti-Kinder Morgan activists arrested in Burnaby
A group of about 30 kayakers in Seattle protested the potential impact of the Kinder Morgan pipeline project in Canada.
Watch: A flotilla surrounded an oil barge near the Port of Seattle.
Mosquito Fleet’s Zara Greene told King5 that the pipeline expansion would threaten communities on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. “Kinder Morgan is a threat to us all,” she said.
A group calling itself the Mosquito Fleet surrounded a company tanker in the terminal in 30 kayaks. It was reminiscent of the old Greenpeace days when zodiacs used to harass whaling vessels in the 1970s on the high seas.
About 30 “kayaktivists” with the group Mosquito Fleet surrounded a large oil barge near the Port of Seattle and held a large banner that read “Stop Kinder Morgan.”