|"Please don't pass that gas (pipeline)"|
Izzy and his pal Y., waved their signs dutifully and then sat patiently while many of our city's leading politicians spoke out against the pipeline's construction through our city. Many of the speeches were engaging and well-done. But of course the most memorable speaker, from the kids' viewpoint, was the woman who incorporated the phrase "Please don't pass that gas (pipeline)" throughout her speech.
The majority of the attendees were anti-pipeline protesters but there was a small but vocal bunch of pro-pipeline union workers sprinkled amongst the audience. The kids managed to sit through over an hour of the hearing but they began to get sleepy so we had to leave before it ended.
When the final decision regarding the pipeline is made in 2012, let us hope that our voices were heard. May our children learn the importance of speaking up for what they believe in.
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