On March 23, 2012 poets protested Enbridge. They launched The Enpipe Line—a book of poems to resist the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline—in front of Enbridge's Vancouver office.
In this video Poet Kevin Spenst reads "Coming Down the Pipe". Spenst is a Vancouver poet who has never owned a car.
The Enpipe Line goes dream vs. dream with Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines. If built, these 1,170 kilometre pipelines will carry tar sands oil and its poisonous by-products across more than 700 streams and rivers between Alberta and the B.C. port of Kitimat. In Kitimat, crude oil would be pumped into supertankers for export, threatening the fragile coastal ecosystem with a major spill. Its community of poets comes from all ages and walks of life: woodworkers, painters, environmental campaigners, single parents, professors, children. This book, like the pipeline it opposes, outlines a dream. But, unlike Enbridge’s proposal, The Enpipe Line represents the shared desire of living community: that the proposed Enbridge pipelines project never sees the light of day.
The Enpipe Line was published by Creekstone Press: creekstonepress.com. Book proceeds go toward pipeline resistance legal defence. Copies are available through your local bookstore or online.
Thanks to Warren Rudd for the video, Susan Steudel for the audio and Angel Hamilton for the file transfer.