Monday, September 12, 2011

First Nations Reject Pipeline Ownership

Enbridge is meeting strong resistance from local First Nations groups in their attempt to run a pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat, a route that threatens the Fraser, Skeena and Central Coast with a catastrophic oil spill. So far, few if any First Nations groups have been receptive to their advances and in perhaps the most bold rejection yet, the Yinka Dene Alliance a group of five First Nations bands whose traditional territory spans much have the Northern BC section of the pipeline have rejected an offer of 10% ownership in the pipeline. That rejection could spell doom for the pipeline since the proposed route goes directly through much of their territory however the battle is far from over and the decisions made on the Enbridge pipeline will undoubtedly shape the future fortunes of BCs greatest salmon bearing ecosystems. More information in the Vancouver Sun:

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