March to refinery calls for oil free future


October 11, 2017

ROOM FOR OIL IN OUR FUTURE? – Hundreds rallied at March’s Point to lift up the vision of an Oil Free Salish Sea on Saturday, Oct 7. Of immediate concern: the pipeline transporting bitumen crude oil from Alberta’s tar sands.              – Photo by Judy Booth

Two hundred people sang, prayed and rallied at March Point, marching for an “Oil Free Salish Sea” Saturday, Oct. 7, a cold, rainy day. “This is to open people’s hearts, eyes, and spirit – to break from fossil fuels,” said Ronald Day from Swinomish, one of the organizers of the event.

The scent of cedar, sage, sweet grass, and tobacco gently fanned with an Eagle feather mingled with the sounds of fuel-thirsty traffic on Highway 20.

Environmentalists, activists, Greenpeace, kayaktivists, 350 Seattle, the Mosquito Fleet and Red Line Salish Sea were present – as was the State Patrol.


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