LNG sub­sidiary files for in­junc­tion against Unist’ot’en Camp

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The Kiti­mat LNG pro­ject at Bish Cove, Dou­glas Chan­nel, south of Kiti­mat, B.C. A sub­sidiary en­ergy com­pany that would de­liver nat­u­ral gas to LNG Canada’s Kiti­mat plant has filed an ap­pli­ca­tion for an in­junc­tion against the Unist’ot’en Camp, south of Hous­ton, B.C.

Coastal Gaslink, a sub­sidiary of Tran­scanada Pipe­lines Ltd., filed an ap­pli­ca­tion for an in­junc­tion on Fri­day to gain ac­cess to the Morice River Bridge, which it claims is

be­ing block­aded by the Unist’ot’en Camp and stalling con­struc­tion on the pro­ject.

The Coastal Gaslink pipe­line would de­liver nat­u­ral gas, start­ing in an area close to Daw­son Creek, all the way to the pro­posed LNG Canada fa­cil­ity in Kiti­mat.

The Unist’ot’en Camp was con­structed in 2010 to as­sert and “re­oc­cupy” the land of the Wet’suwet’en peo­ple, on which sev­eral pro­posed pipe­lines would be con­structed.

If Coastal Gaslink’s ap­pli­ca­tion is granted, the in­junc­tion would pro­hibit any­one from “phys­i­cally pre­vent­ing, im­ped­ing or re­strict­ing” ac­cess to the Morice River Bridge or the Morice West For­est Ser­vice Road.

Learn more about the case at thes­tar.com/van­cou­ver

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