With the federal government’s approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline on June 17, 2014, there arose a chorus of angry disapproval from many people in BC. Some talked about waging a “war against Enbridge,” while others proclaimed the beginning of the “battle.” Predictably, the political parties opposed to the Conservative government promised to put a stop to Enbridge, if elected. Those who have worked to oppose Enbridge over the past 5 years renewed their pledges to carry out court cases, referendums, voting campaigns, as well as civil disobedience.
In fact, the “Hold the Wall” campaign initiated by the Yinka Dene Alliance claims that over 22,000 people have pledged to do just that, “using all lawful means.” But what if a court decides its unlawful to “hold the wall”? Those with perhaps the most realistic grasp of the situation have renewed their calls for direct action, if and when necessary, to physically stop the construction of the pipelines.
Clearly there are mixed messages being transmitted. Read the rest of this entry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18th, 2014
[Unist’ot’en Territory - near Smithers, BC] Amid threats of a raid and impending pipeline approvals, the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation are prepared to continue to defend their territories against the incursion of government and industry. A soft blockade was erected in 2009, which remains today, to insure that pipeline projects which violate Wet’suwet’en Law would not trespass onto Wet’suwet’en territories to develop projects without their consent. Read the rest of this entry
TransCanada Corp. has announced plans to build a $1.9-billion pipeline to help deliver natural gas to an LNG project proposed by Chevron and Apache near Kitimat. The Calgary-based company now has four major natural gas pipelines planned in the region totalling $12.6 billion in investment.
The Merrick Mainline Pipeline Project will run 260 kilometres from Dawson Creek, in ‘s resource-rich northeast, to Summit Lake, where Chevron and Apache’s Pacific Trail Pipeline begins. Pacific Trail will deliver gas the rest of the way to the coast, where the resource will be chilled into a liquid state and exported abroad via tanker. Read the rest of this entry
By Mark Hume, Justine Hunter, The Globe and Mail, April 21, 2014
Another crack has appeared in the government’s energy strategy, with a key native group in northern B.C. threatening “to stop discussions [regarding] any and all proposed pipeline development” in their territory. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, April 15, 2014
A First Nations-led proposal to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to B.C.’s North Coast will still face stiff opposition from some communities, including one situated at the location of the proposed marine terminal. Read the rest of this entry
“We do not want kxl, we do not want tarsands in our lands, the tarsands must stay in the ground, the extraction and its aftermath is killing humans and all of life up there, and wasting precious water… Please take a moment to help get our words, thoughts, and prayers out to the world, all over Unci Maka, that Lakota People, and many other Red Nations people, we have painted our faces. Our allies up north have painted their faces. For sacred water, for Unci Maka, for our generations.” Read the rest of this entry
Grassroots Wet’suwet’en and allies unite to say No Fracked Gas Pipelines!
by E. Doherty, Vancouver Media Coop, April 8, 2014
Leaders of the Unist’ot’en resistance camp held a press conference in Vancouver on April 7, 2014 in response to leaked information that the Provincial government is preparing an injunction against the camp. The camp is in Wet’suwet’en territory in northern BC on the route of the Pacific Trail fracked gas pipeline. Read the rest of this entry
by Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight, April 7, 2014
The Pacific Trail Pipelines project is pitting the Wet’suwet’en people against each other.
Some are opposed to a section of the 463-kilometre gas pipeline crossing their traditional territories in northwest B.C.
But others welcome the joint venture of Chevron Canada and Apache Canada Ltd. as a means to escape poverty. Read the rest of this entry
InFocus, APTN National News, March 13, 2014
In this edition we put a growing resistance movement InFocus.
Clans within the Wet’suwet’en Nation have united and vowed to stop multiple pipeline projects from boring through their territory. Read the rest of this entry