Oil sands experts coming to Langley

The PIPE UP Network is bringing in experts on the Alberta tar sands and the realities and risks of having a diluted bitumen pipeline built in the Lower Mainland.

Andrew Nikiforuk, Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Liz McDowell will be present for two public events in Langley on  March 8 and Chilliwack March 7.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The community forums come on the heels of the National Energy Board preparing for its hearing on Kinder Morgan’s proposal to build a new heavy oil pipeline through B.C.

Andrew Nikiforuk is an economist and award winning author and journalist.

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is a member of the Lubicon Cree (Peace River, Alta) and a member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

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The Langley event is at Walnut Grove Secondary, 8919 Walnut Grove Dr., 12:30-5:30 p.m. The doors open at noon.

The Chilliwack event is at the Rainbow Best Western Inn, Friday, March 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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