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‘Necessity’ defense: Vancouver featured in documentary about oil trains and activism

Hourlong documentary screens at Kiggins Theatre, Q&A to follow

By Scott Hewitt, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 17, 2022, 6:02am
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Activists at the Port of Vancouver get arrested in fall 2019 while blocking a train hauling equipment meant for the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
Activists at the Port of Vancouver get arrested in fall 2019 while blocking a train hauling equipment meant for the Trans Mountain Pipeline. (Photos contributed by J Haaken Productions) Photo Gallery

Vancouver plays a pivotal supporting role in a new documentary film about oil trains and the activists who have worked hard to stop them from rolling along the Columbia River.

Local folks who successfully fought the Tesoro-Savage terminal project from materializing at the Port of Vancouver might just spot themselves in a few big meeting scenes included in “Necessity: Climate Justice and the Thin Green Line.

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