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First Nations Align To Kill The Enbridge Gateway Pipeline

First Nations form alliance to block Enbridge pipeline

 

 

 
 
 
 
Sixty-one First Nations have announced a formal alliance to block a proposed 1,170-kilometre long pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Alberta oilsands to Kitimat, on B.C.ís northwest coast, where it would then be transferred to tankers.
 

Sixty-one First Nations have announced a formal alliance to block a proposed 1,170-kilometre long pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Alberta oilsands to Kitimat, on B.C.’s northwest coast, where it would then be transferred to tankers.

Photograph by: Handout/ Enbridge, Handout/ Enbridge

VANCOUVER -- Sixty-one First Nations have announced a formal alliance to block a proposed 1,170-kilometre long pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Alberta oilsands to Kitimat, on B.C.’s northwest coast, where it would then be transferred to tankers.

 

Speaking at a Vancouver news conference Thursday morning, the bands declared their unrelenting opposition to the project proposed by the Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.

 

“We will not allow the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline or similar tarsands projects to cross our lands, territories and watershed,” said Chief Larry Nooski, of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation.

 

“The Enbridge Pipeline would risk an oil spill into our rivers and lands that would destroy our food supply our livelihoods and our cultures.

 

“Our laws do not permit crude pipelines into our territories. This project isn’t going anywhere.”

 

Enbridge said Thursday “there are a great many people, including First Nations and community members along the proposed route, who understand that this project can be built and operated safely. These are the same people who support the project.”

 

It noted oil pipelines in B.C. “are not new and can be operated safely.”

 

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