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Lessons from Cape Town's water crisis

Our cities may not be running out of water yet, but people in Cape Town didn’t expect their water supply to go dry. The four-million residents of South Africa’s second-largest city could see their taps turned off by May 11, called “Day Zero” — or sooner, if people don’t obey severe water restrictions.
Melina Laboucan Massimo (centre) speaks at the Protect the Inlet rally on Burnaby Mountain in B.C. on March 10, 2018. She is accompanied by Eriel Tchekwie (left) and Jesse Cardinal (right). Photo by Trevor Mack

The Globe and Mail didn't want to publish this about Kinder Morgan

When I checked my email one day last week, there was a link to a piece just published in The Globe and Mail. A columnist named Gary Mason had used me as his foil to prove that protests against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion were subversive plots imported from the U.S., part of a grand overall strategy to mess with the fossil fuel industry.