Taking a stand against coal

Published on Wed, May 16, 2012
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Members of British Columbians for Climate Action (BCCA), a B.C.-based anti-coal group, protested the use of coal as an energy source by blocking coal trains from passing White Rock, B.C., on Saturday, May 5.

BCCA spokesperson Bruce Mohun said between 13 and 14 protestors were arrested and later fined $115 each for protesting on the tracks. Mohun said it appeared the protest held up a coal train at a siding in Ferndale for about 10 hours, though it was eventually able to pass through White Rock once the protesters were arrested.

Photo by George Hoberg.