Re: TransCanada To Obama: Screw You
The northern gateway pipeline from the tar sands to the BC coast will never be built for many reasons.
Originally Posted by lutherf
-The first nations along the route are united against it, most have never signed any land treaties with the federal government, and have won all sorts of court battles over the last 13 years giving them full control over their traditional land.
-The NDP opposition in BC is opposed to it and is polling at 40% (liberals are at 31% and have to call an election soon, conservatives are at 20%).
-A majority of BC residents are opposed to the project.
-If in the end there is an attempt to force the project through, there have already been preparations by the native groups to build their traditional longhouses along the path where the pipeline is supposed to go.
-Native and Environmental groups have pledged to physically use their bodies as an obstacle to any construction.
This entire thing is likely to end in blockades and bloodshed. Harper simply will not get his cherished pipeline to Asia.
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