April 7, 2010
Coalition of B.C. First Nations opposes Enbridge pipeline
A coalition of B.C. First Nations has publicly declared opposition to a proposed pipeline that would deliver oil from the Alberta tar sands to waiting ships on the B.C. coast.
First Nations leaders said they’ll do whatever it takes to halt the project.
Coastal First Nations announced their decision on the 21st anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
The Enbridge pipeline would stretch more than 1,000-kilometres from the tar sands near Edmonton to the northwestern B.C. coastal town of Kitimat, before crude would be loaded onto tankers.
A spokesman for the group said that scientific research and community consultations have found no good can come from the project.
Enbridge said its Northern Gateway Project will create more than 4,000 construction jobs.
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