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Vancouver: Protesters Blockade Shell Station

Vancouver activists demonstrate in solidarity with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Constitutional Challenge of Shell’s Tar Sands Mining

Shell station blocked by protesters at 12th & Clark in East Vancouver, Oct. 23, 2012.

by Rising Tide-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories

Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories- Vancouver Activists took the Tar Sands fight to the gas pumps to bring attention to the Athabasca-Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) constitutional challenge against Shell’s planned expansion of tar sands operations. Activists from grassroots environmental justice network, Rising Tide, took over three gas stations (12th & Clark, Hastings & Victoria, Main & 2nd) unfurling banners saying ‘Stop Shell’s Tar Sands Expansion’ as well as handing out leaflets to the public highlighting the ACFN challenge against Shell. Read the rest of this entry

Athabasca Chipewyan band files treaty rights challenge against Shell

SHAWN McCARTHY and CARRIE TAIT, The Globe and Mail, Monday, Oct. 01 2012

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has launched a constitutional challenge to Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s application for approval of the proposed Jackpine oil sands mine expansion, saying neither the company nor the government has adequately consulted or accommodated its treaty rights. Read the rest of this entry