Coastal GasLink is making a mess of Wetsuweten territory

Coastal GasLink is making a mess of Wet’suwet’en territory r1 ...

Demand the provincial government halt construction

Hi Paov,

When you see a salmon-bearing creek run murky brown, it means critical spawning habitat and sometimes even eggs and young fry are being smothered. Earlier this month loose dirt from the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline poured into Ts'elkay Kwe, a vital wetland in Wet’suwet’en territory. From there it flowed into the Wedzin Kwa — the river hereditary chiefs and community members have fought so hard to protect.

We’re heartbroken for our friends who have long warned of this nightmare. But like them, we’re also so, so angry that this was allowed to happen. If you share those feelings can you let the provincial government know?

Write my letter now! BC’s environmental assessment office (BCEAO) has issued a stop work order for the area, the sixth this spring, but the damage has largely been done. Failure to control erosion from the rapidly melting snowpack has caused havoc all over the pipeline route. It’s time for the provincial government to halt construction before any more salmon creeks are ruined.

Can you write a letter to Environment Minister George Heyman, Energy Minister Josie Osborne, and the BCEAO to demand they issue a stop work order across the entire pipeline route? Take Action Who knows which waterway Coastal GasLink and its contractors will destroy next? Provincial officials must do their job to protect creeks and rivers. That means preventing the company from spilling sediment into them, and it’s clear the only way to do that is to stop work. Hopefully, we can shame them into doing so.

For the climate,
Peter McCartney
Climate Campaigner
Wilderness Committee
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