Council of Canadians opposes Northern Gateway pipeline

Media Release
June 17, 2014

The Council of Canadians opposes the Northern Gateway pipeline and stands in solidarity with the many First Nations and frontline communities opposed to this destructive project. The Harper cabinet approved the pipeline, but Indigenous, environmental and citizens’ organizations in B.C. are vowing to do everything they can to stop the project.

“Stopping the Northern Gateway pipeline is one of the most important fights we have right now,” said Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. “Pipelines are the bloodlines of the tar sands. If we allow Northern Gateway to go ahead, it will mean a massive expansion of the tar sands, more harm to the land, water and climate, and yet another delay for the clean energy future we need. First Nations are opposed to Northern Gateway. They are the rightful stewards of their lands and should be the ones to decide if and how they are developed. The Council of Canadians will stand with them in the coming battles to stop this pipeline.”

“Harper may have approved this pipeline, but there is a solid wall of opposition to this dangerous project,” said Leila Darwish, Pacific Regional Organizer with the Council of Canadians. “The Council of Canadians will stand firmly behind the many First Nations and frontline communities to make sure the Enbridge pipeline never passes through B.C. No amount of political bullying or corporate green-washing can change the fact that the people of this province have said ‘no’ to Northern Gateway. From the streets to the courts, the battle has just begun – no pipelines, no tankers, and no means no.”

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