American actress Jane Fonda is adding her voice to those opposed to Alberta’s oil sands expansion.
According to the reports the actress is speaking today at an event organized by Greenpeace at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. At the meeting, a number of people are coming forward with the arguments as to why they oppose the Enbridge Line 3 projects and the Kinder Morgan pipeline, approved by the Justin Trudeau’s federal governmen in November 2016.
This is not Fonda’s first participation in anti-oil development. In 2015, she also appeared in British Columbia, again with Greenpeace. At the time, she said that she even hoped to be arrested to draw attention to the possible dangers of an increase in the number of pipelines in this province on the Pacific coast. “I want to be on the right side of the story,” she said at the time.
Fonda is among many Hollywood celebrities to take notice of the possible environmental effects of the oil sands projects in Western Canada.
Hollywood a-lister Leonardo DiCaprio is perhaps the most famous celeb to take up the cause. He toured northern Alberta in 2014, his visit was low key.
The ‘Revenant’ actor visited Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan, where he met with residents and participated in an ice bucket challenge for ALS and challenged Prime Minister Stephen Harper.