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Lelu Island: Lax U’u’la Defenders Prevent Survey Work

Land defenders confront security guards, dressed in black, Oct 29, 2015. Photo: Facebook

Lax U’u’la defenders confront security guards, dressed in black, Oct 29, 2015. Photo: Facebook

by Stop Pacific NorthWest LNG/Petronas on Lelu Island

Update: November 2, 2015. Day 70.

On Thursday, October 29, Lax U’u’la Defenders prevented Stantec surveyors from conducting unauthorized work on Flora Bank. The surveyors were accompanied by two private security guards who were stopped and questioned by the Defenders. The guards refused to identify themselves or which company they worked for and were told that no work may be carried out on the territory without a permit. The guards then left the Bank along with the Stantec surveyors. Read the rest of this entry

Updates from Stop Pacific NorthWest LNG/Petronas on Lelu Island

Sept 12, 2015, the drilling vessel Quin Delta (contracted out of Gregg Marine in California by Petronas/PNW LNG and Prince Rupert Port Authority) attempted to drill in Agnew Bank but was turned back by Photo: Facebook.

Sept 12, 2015, the drilling vessel Quin Delta (contracted out of Gregg Marine in California by Petronas/PNW LNG and Prince Rupert Port Authority) attempted to drill in Agnew Bank but was turned back by members of Lax Kw’alaams members. Photo: Facebook.

by Stop Pacific NorthWest LNG/Petronas on Lelu Island

Update #2 from Lax Eula (Lelu Island):
September 13, 2015
This morning unauthorized Stantec surveyors working for Petronas/PNW LNG were found conducting operations on the FLORA BANK. They were informed that they were not permitted on or around Lax Eula, and no surveying had been approved by the Gitwilgyoots. They left, but attempted to return to Flora on the Glacial Mist charter boat at approximately 1pm. They were intercepted by one of our camp skiffs and were informed again that they were not permitted to conduct work on this territory. Read the rest of this entry

Shale gas truck seized by ‘native warriors’ in N.B.

Elsipogtog First Nation council opposes shale gas exploration, chief says

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Stantec company truck seized by Native warriors in New Brunswick, June 2013.

CBC News, June 4, 2013

A shale gas exploration company’s service vehicle was surrounded and seized by a group of self-described native warriors near Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick on Tuesday, RCMP say.

The truck driver was confronted at a gas bar along Route 116 during the lunch hour, police said, referring to it as a peaceful incident. Read the rest of this entry