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UPDATE: Adrangi travels to Unist’ot’en Camp to oppose Pacific Trails pipeline

Adrangi at the entrance to Unist’ot’en territory at the Morice River bridge.

Adrangi at the entrance to Unist’ot’en territory at the Morice River bridge.

Council of Canadians energy campaigner Maryam Adrangi is participating in the Rising Tide ‘Building Resistance’ tour.

The Rising Tide Facebook page tells us, “On day four of the Building Resistance tour, we traveled from Smithers to the Unist’ot’en Camp located 66km down a logging road just outside of Houston BC. To access the camp, we must cross a bridge over the Morice River where we asked for consent to enter the territory. The Unist’ot’en Camp is a resistance community set up to protect the sovereignty of the Wet’suwet’en territory by stopping ALL pipelines. Whether it is the Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal or the Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP), the resistance camp stands along the exact route of these pipelines and where they will be stopped.”

They also note, “The cabin built on the initial pipeline path has forced industry to re-route the pipeline to much more difficult terrain. (The Unist’ot’en Camp is) now working on building pit-houses and an impressive permaculture garden on the new path of the proposed PTP.”

“(The Pacific Trails) pipeline would transport unconventional gas from fracking operations in the Liard Basin and Horn River Basin to a processing plant in Kitimat where the gas is liquefied (LNG, liquefied natural gas) and shipped overseas on supertankers. This pipeline would bulldoze precious habitat through unceded indigenous lands and increase the risk of contamination from pipeline leaks and ocean tankers.”

The Council of Canadians has participated in the annual Unist’ot’en action camps since 2010.

The ‘Building Resistance’ tour is intended to expose the impacts of fracking in British Columbia and build support for communities concerned about pipeline expansion. The tour will mostly visit communities either located along the route of the Pacific Trails fracking pipeline or near fracking operations. The remainder of the tour includes:

May 11 – Smithers – Old Church – Community Dinner/Meeting
May 12 – Burns Lake – Afternoon
May 13 – Fort. St. John / Dawson Creek
May 14 – Fort Nelson

For more, please read:
UPDATE: Adrangi on ‘Building Resistance’ tour
Unis’tot’en Action Camp Shows Clear Opposition to Pacific Trails Pipeline
Communities standing in the path of industry