RCMP spent a record amount to protect CGL pipeline last year, the force spent $11 million to patrol a remote road in Wet’suwet’en territory.
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks said the RCMP’s big spending facilitates the ongoing “monitoring and intimidation” of Wet’suwet’en people on their traditional territory.
In March, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission launched an investigation of the unit following a series of complaints and lawsuits. The Community-Industry Response Group has also been involved in controversial enforcement efforts against logging protesters at Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island.
Even the US courts have no regard for the law, never mind the environment, people, nature or climate. All they care for is big money.
Mylene Vialard, 54, found guilty after Minnesota trial beset by legal irregularities after effort to block fossil fuel pumping station
Hundreds of water protectors are currently facing criminal charges in Minnesota for standing in defense of the water, the climate, and the treaty rights of the Anishinaabeg people. These individuals put their bodies on the line to stop Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, a massive tar sands project that threatens the state’s lakes, rivers, aquifers and wild rice beds.
Plans to flush out salt caverns for gas storage hit a wall of Mi’kmaq grandmothers Cheryl Maloney’s eyes glossed over with tears as she stood near the bank of the Stewiacke River in the middle of Nova Scotia. The news was finally sinking in.
Freda Huson has been praying. The Wet’suwet’en matriarch and wing chief of the Unist’ot’en Dark House Clan left her home on the Witset First Nation more than a decade ago to return to her yintah, the land of her ancestors, in order to protect it from encroaching industry.
For the past few years, violent police raids against Indigenous populations – like the Wet’suwet’en in co-called British Columbia, the Standing Rock Nation in the Dakotas, and the Anishinaabe People in Minnesota – have become standard procedure. Law enforcement is always there to protect prospective pipeline profits for the fossil fuel industry.
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Jerry cans of gas in an overflowing pool of water. Oil barrels lying on the ground. A dumpster filled to the brim, its lid propped open and bags of garbage left out in bear country. Murky water flowing into wetlands, lakes, streams and rivers.
The project would have featured a natural gas pipeline crossing 229 miles in four southwestern Oregon counties to the Jordan Cove liquefaction plant in Coos Bay. From there, the gas would have been loaded onto ships for export to Asian markets.