GORMLEY - VIVIAN KRAUSE ON ANTI-OIL ACTIVISM - FEBRUARY 21
Writer and researcher Vivian Krause specializes in following the money behind anti-oil activism in Canada. She says The Tar Sands Campaign, launched in 2008 by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Tides Foundation, aims to stop the transport and export of Canadian oil by pipeline, tanker and by rail and Tides has paid at least $28 million to First Nations and environmental groups, including the Wet’suwet’en. Krause says the protesters currently operating blockades around Canada are largely unpaid, but the organizers are. Krause believes the current crisis was set in motion by foreign funding going back as far as ten years, and she joins Gormley to discuss foreign funds opposing pipeline construction in Canada.