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Stop Pacific Trails Pipeline!

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Illustration by ZigZag
Illustration by ZigZag

Dominion Stories, →2010 Olympics

Five hours west of Prince George BC, members of the Unist'hot'en clan of
the Wet'suwet'en nation have set up a direct action camp to defend
their land, water and way of life from pipeline developments.

The Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP) would transport natural gas from
fracking in north eastern BC to the coastal Kitimat LNG terminal. Seen as
a 'trail blazer' project, this would clear the way for other massive
projects, such as opening a corridor between the Alberta tar sands
and the pacific ocean. Other companies already proposing pipelines
include: Pembina, Kinder Morgan and Enbridge. All these pipelines aim to
increase the oil and gas production for export to asian and american
markets resulting in a large spike in oil tanker traffic that would
threaten the entire coastal region. The Unist'hot'en have declared that
none of these pipelines will cross their territory.

So far there have been two consecutive summer gatherings (2010/2011), the
construction of a cabin at the action camp which stands right in the path
of the planned pipelines, and early this month (Nov. 2011) Wet'suwet'en
warriors set up a blockade to meet PTP on route and successfully turned
them around. With actions and events starting Dec 9th in Vancouver,
Prince George and elsewhere we will be continuing to escalate solidarity
with this resistance.

The three major shareholders of the Pacific Trails Pipeline are Apache
Canada Ltd. (40 per cent and operator), EOG Canada; formerly known as
Enron (30 per cent) and Encana (30 per cent). These companies all have
many offices and projects all over the world.

While this call out is focused specifically against the PTP,
solidarity on Dec 9th means confronting destructive resource extraction
projects in your own community as well. Solidarity means recognizing the
threads between our struggles and understanding a collective self interest.

Towards free communities totally liberated from capitalism and the state.

- East Van Anarchists in Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Warriors

For more info:

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/events/8824
http://unistotencamp.wordpress.com/
http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/story/grassroots-gathering-resist-proposed-pipelines/8005
http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/story/pacific-trails-pipeline-and-taseko-mines-kicked-out-native-land/8995
http://stoptheflows.tumblr.com/
http://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/

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