Against Enbridge and Kinder Morgan Pipelines
Friday’s signing, January 27, 2012, of the Fraser Declaration on the part of First Nations in Alberta and the North West Territories marks a high point in a series of actions directed at the National Energy Board hearings in Edmonton this week.
As described in the below press release, the Fraser Declaration was led by the Yinka Dene Alliance, it is a formal declaration opposing the Enbridge Gateway project and supertankers on the B.C. coast.
Over 130 First Nations chiefs have now signed the declaration to ban crude oil exports through their traditional territories. This past December 1st saw a celebration of the Declaration that included an expansion of the breadth of the document which now includes all crude oil exports across BC. This includes Kinder Morgan’s attempts to turn Vancouver Harbour into a tar sands shipping port.
Today’s signing demonstrates further unity and solidarity from Indigenous communities opposed to pipelines that will facilitate further unsustainable expansion in the tar sands and pose significant threats to land, water and communities.
The Council of Canadians is committed to our opposition of the Enbridge Gateway pipeline as well as the Kinder Morgan expansion and Pacific Trails pipeline. Over the coming weeks and months we will roll out an ambitious campaign working with communities, chapters individuals and allied organizations to stop these pipelines, including a Earth Day No Tankers No Pipelines! call to action.Declaration Opposing the Proposed Enbridge Pipeline and Tankers Project Yinka Dene Alliance
Yinka Dene Website.