Stewart Phillip, Pres. of Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, talks about Northern Gateway pipeline

program date: 
Fri, 06/27/2014
On June 17, the Canadian government approved the hotly contested Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry diluted tar sands crude oil from Alberta to the British Columbia Coast. Since then, protestors have sat in at one Member of Parliament's office and chained and padlocked the offices of two others, among other actions against the decision.
B.C. indigenous or First Nations bands and organizations are generally united against the project, along with Canadian environmental groups and many towns along the pipeline route, as well as the Union of B.C. Municipalities.
Many First Nations groups have vowed to stop the pipeline with physical resistance. The $7.9 billion project , to be built by the Enbridge corporation, would run 731 miles from Brudenheim in the Alberta tar sands region to Kitimat on the B.C. coast, where it would be loaded onto supertankers for Asian markets.
KBOO's Paul Roland spoke on Wednesday, June 25 with Grand Chief Phillip about his reaction to the pipeline decision. The interview aired in part on the June 25 evening news and in full on Rose City Native Radio June 26.
For more information of the Union of B.C. Chiefs:
Websites against the pipeline:

Article about recent landmark court decision that could affect the pipeline construction:
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