The pipeline wars


The NDP dispatched Megan Leslie and several BC MPs for a tour of the province this week to discuss the environment and the Northern Gateway pipeline, including a stop in Terrace and a tour of the Douglas Channel. Video of the forum in Vancouver has been uploaded to YouTube.

Enbridge’s departing CEO talked to the Globe about the debate over pipelines, a debate that now includes concern over recent leaks in Alberta.


The pipeline wars

  1. Hard to debate when you don’t even know who you should be deaing with.

    “ELMER DERRICK touched off protests and ultimately the blockade of the Gitxsan Treaty Society office in Hazelton through his Dec. 2, 2011 signing of an economic benefits deal tied to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project.
    A hereditary chief and a senior land claims negotiator for the treaty society, Derrick has been heavily criticized by those who oppose Enbridge.
    In this edited-for-length version of an address given by Derrick to a group of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs in mid-December, he provides more detail.”


    • I agree that supposed First Nations solidarity is often proven to be a myth, on closer examination. “Indian Act” vs. hereditary leaders is often a flashpoint for blowing that myth up.

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