Press release originally published on http://www.suddendeath.com/
Joe Keithley and D.O.A. organize benefit show to fight Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion
D.O.A., Canada’s protest band (in an unofficial and a Hell Yeah! official sort of way) will tour their beloved home province of British Columbia January 30th to February 7th. This will be in aid of the band’s No Oil Pipelines in B.C. Tour. In an effort to raise public awareness about this critical issue, D.O.A. will debut one of their new songs “Pipeline Fever” and will play Vancouver, Abbotsford, Victoria, Nanaimo and Cumberland B.C., unless circumstance or the RCMP stop them first.
Joe Keithley founder of legendary punk band D.O.A. and lifetime activist has joined in the fight to try and stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline and the quadrupling of tanker traffic in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. Along with his band mates Paddy Duddy and Mike Hodsall, Keithley has organized a benefit show to help the legal defense fund for protesters on Burnaby Mountain who have taken a stand against the pipeline. The concert will be held at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver Saturday January 31st.
Keithley has put together an all-star cast of some of BC’s best musicians to raise money for the legal defense and to keep the public engaged and aware of the potential harm that this pipeline expansion represents. Playing alongside and in solidarity with D.O.A. will be Ford Pier Vengeance Trio, The Wilds w/ Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright, Aging Youth Gang, No Mothers and Remember Lite-Brite?. You can find info about advance tickets atwww.suddendeath.com
The Kinder Morgan Corporation of Texas runs a pipeline from Edmonton, Alberta to its terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia and it has applied to Canada’s National Energy Board to triple its capacity and if approved (which seems likely considering the rubber stamp mindset of the NEB) will greatly increase the amount of tanker traffic in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, carrying unrefined bitumen oil. It’s a dangerous move that our federal government has staked their electoral life upon.
Our federal government has made only the most token of efforts to try and speed up our transition towards renewable energy, instead preferring to get some quick cash and the environment be damned. After a recent D.O.A. tour Keithley said “While touring Germany I was stunned by the amount of wind turbines and solar panels in use that are providing renewable energy, especially when you compare Germany to Canada. We are failing a great test as a country, we should be ashamed.”
“I am almost sick to the stomach when Ian Anderson (President of Kinder Morgan Canada) shows up in continuous ads trying to tell me and my fellow citizens that we will be taken care of. That’s BS! I grew up on Burnaby Mountain and he doesn’t know jack about that beautiful place,” exclaims Keithley. “As soon as their pipeline leaks, or a tanker hits a reef, they’ll be hiding behind a phalanx of lawyers and leaving the clean-up bill to the citizens of Burnaby and BC. Is that fair? The terminal will likely employ about 30-40 people and the shipping will be done by under insured tankers registered in Liberia and other countries that don’t give a damn about our coast. To approve this pipeline expansion is sad and not the least bit beneficial or financially efficient for B.C., not to mention the almost complete lack of morality and decency being displayed by Kinder Morgan in this matter.”
See D.O.A. on their NO Oil Pipelines in B.C. Tour
Friday January 30th – Foundation Bar, Abbotsford, BC
Saturday January 31st – The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
Benefit show for Anti Kinder Morgan protestors
Thursday February 5th – The Cambie, Nanaimo, BC
Friday February 6th – The Waverly Hotel, Cumberland, BC
Saturday February 7th, The Tally Ho, Victoria, BC
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