Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul
Another day of blockades across the country means more protesters with signs bearing slogans such as “Wet’suwet’en Strong” and “Stand with Wet’suwet’en.” They’re showing support for the heredity chiefs who oppose construction of a new pipeline through their territory in northern B.C. The protesters though are drawing the ire of many in the Wet’suwet’en Nation who not only support the project, but see it as a way for the community to flourish. The Coastal GasLink pipeline would move natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the West Coast for export, while creating jobs and other financial benefits. It’s why 20 elected First Nations signed their support of the project. Calgary-based TC Energy is developing the $6-billion pipeline.