Limited options to fight pipeline

Editor:

Oilsands-projects proponent Stephen Harper and company know they’ll have the last say on Enbridge’s pipeline megaproject.

Editor:

Oilsands-projects proponent Stephen Harper and company know that they’ll almost certainly have the last say on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline megaproject to Kitimat and Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion to Burnaby.

Thus, what realistically can be done by concerned, eco-conscious protesters – along with determined aboriginal nations who have much to lose environmentally in the matter and refuse to be bought out – dead against these eco-unfriendly oilsands projects spreading throughout much of pristine B.C.?

Fight through the courts? Likely limited success, particularly with the federal Tory cabinet spewing out legislation en masse to insidiously evade any obstacle to Alberta’s Big Oil bucks via B.C.’s north and south coast.

Apparently the plausible, progressive option is passive-resistance obstruction to such pipeline construction on B.C. territory.

Frank G. Sterle, Jr., White Rock

 

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