And in Great Britain, protesters blocked entry to Canada’s main Embassy in London on Wednesday, erecting a mock oil pipeline marked with the words “Crudeau Oil.” The protest came as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in London for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May. The demonstrators want Trudeau to end his support for an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which would accelerate oil shipments from Canada’s tar sands region to a terminal near Vancouver. This is U.K. Greenpeace program director Pat Venditti.
Pat Venditti: “Tar sands oil is amongst the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet. It’s dirtier than coal. And Prime Minister Trudeau is here in London to talk about climate responsibility. And our message to Mr. Trudeau is that climate leaders don’t build pipelines.”