Alliance unites to kill company's plans for shipping tarsands oil across B.C.
By Suzanne Fournier, The Province--March 24, 2010 firstname.lastname@example.org
An "unprecedented" alliance of more than 150 First Nations, environmentalists, unions, businesses and even Olympic athletes have united to oppose Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline across B.C.
First Nations leaders vowed on Tuesday to use "every possible means" to stop Enbridge from sending Alberta tarsands oil by pipeline to Kitimat and then by tanker down the B.C. coast.
"We'll start with every legal means we can, and we have many, including our constitutionally-protected rights and title to these lands and waters," Coastal First Nations director Art Sterritt said in Vancouver.
"There are many court decisions backing us, but failing all of that, our people have said they will blockade tankers in their little vessels. This is not an uphill battle, this is the wall. Enbridge has just hit the wall. As far as we're concerned, this project is dead."