The District of Fort St James along with Fort St James Sustainability Group were firm in their opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project during the final Oral Arguments last week in Terrace. Today, even before the final arguments conclude, crews have suddenly and secretly appeared to perform survey work.
Both presentations from Fort St James spoke about the impact the project would have on their community. One concern was the location of a satellite/pump/monitoring station. The presenter from the sustainability group, Kandace Kerr, offered a concession in the form of, ‘if the project is approved, please relocate this station’.
It appears today Enbridge is wasting no time. Though unannounced and the survey crews initially refusing to acknowledge who they were working for, residents discovered (apparently the crews finally admitted) they were working for Enbridge.
The residents of Fort St James ordered them off the property.
Watch the video of the teleconference presentation by Brenda Gouglas and Kandace Kerr from the Fort St James Sustainability Group by clicking here
. The specific reference to changing the pump location begins at the twenty-one minute mark.