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B.C. First Nations dispute Enbridge pipeline claims

B.C. First Nations dispute Enbridge pipeline claims – British Columbia – CBC News
Posted on June 6, 2012 by admin

A group representing several B.C. First Nations says Enbridge is wrong to claim 60 per cent of aboriginal communities along the proposed route of the Northern Gateway pipeline have signed on to the project.

Coastal First Nations executive director Art Sterritt says he has checked with every aboriginal group along the route from Alberta to Kitimat and only found two that have signed equity agreements with Enbridge.

Sterritt also accuses Enbridge of padding its First Nations support by widening its pipeline corridor to include aboriginal groups that would not be impacted by a spill and by including groups that don’t have rights and title to land near the pipeline route.

“Enbridge expanded its pipeline corridor by 80 kilometres to increase its numbers. Many of these communities that have signed on are located outside of the areas that will be most impacted by a spill.”


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