B.C. Natives Form Front Against Pipeline

First Nations to block oil transport to coast

Dec 2, 2011
Outside Magazine

Aboriginal communities in British Columbia announced Thursday a unanimous decision to block the proposed Enbridge Inc. pipeline expansion through their territories. The First Nations communities Expressed concern about a pipeline oil spill and pledged to reject any compensation for access to their shipping ports on the British Colombia coast. A proposed $5.5 billion pipeline project would move half-a-million barrels of oil per day from Alberta's tar sands fields, the same oil fields that would have supplied the now-jeopardized Keystone XL pipeline.


"It doesn't matter what route you take, you can't get a pipeline around opposed first nations. The path is blocked, and it's going to stay blocked," Thomas said


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