Skip to content

Coastal GasLink set to resume pipeline work, despite hereditary chiefs’ demand to stop

Coastal GasLink says it intends to resume work on its natural gas pipeline this week despite Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announcing they will terminate a year-old access agreement on January 10.

The chiefs have demanded Coastal GasLink stop work, even though a Supreme Court injunction allowing the work was granted December 31, 2019.

“Coastal GasLink continues to remobilize construction crews across the right-of-way in anticipation of work resumption and ramp up this week, beginning with safety refresh meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday,” according to a statement on its website. “Clearing, grading, workforce accommodation establishment and other activities are expected to continue as scheduled across the route. Pipe delivery also resumes this week, with continued receipt of materials at various storage sites, including north of Kitimat.”

Most construction activities were on hold from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5, 2020 due to the holidays, with limited security and maintenance.

The hereditary chiefs have demanded the company remove of all its equipment and personnel from Camp 9A on Dark House territory, as well as the neighbouring Gidimt’en, Tsayu, and Laksamshu clan territories.

What do you think about this story?