The location where indigenous artifacts conveniently appeared on the Coastal Gaslink pipeline route is almost certainly not the primordial location of the objects.
In an embarrassing report released Friday by the BC Oil and Gas Commission, “The soils upon which the artifacts were found would not typically contain any such cultural artifacts and this was likely not their original location.”
The anti-oil and gas activists who allegedly found two lithic tools have some tough questions coming their way. The notice to Coastal Gaslink, and the government of BC, which triggered sections of British Columbia’s Heritage Conservation Act, effectively stopped one of the few lifelines for Canada’s energy sector in its tracks.
Coastal Gas Link, as you might know, is the 670-kilometer pipeline that would carry Canadian natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat British Columbia. As expected, eco-radicals are trying every trick in the book to keep Western Canada’s energy sector gasping for air.
First, it started with an illegal blockade at the arbitrarily located Unist'ot'en camp. The Tides- and Forest Ethics- funded fake First Nation known as the Society of the Wet’suwet’en was self-admittedly behind this blockade. The mainstream media, of course, lent legitimacy to this group by calling them a real, registered First Nation.
That couldn’t be farther from the case, as I reported in an earlier story. The CBC lied about them, to make them, and their message, sound real.
Now, to be clear, there is a Wet’su’weten First Nation, but this was not them. In fact, the Chief of the real Wet’su’weten signed on to Coastal Gas Link agreement, bringing in millions for her First Nation. She thought it was a great project that would benefit her aboriginal constituents, and that was that – or so they thought.
Instead of listening to the legitimate, elected, female leader of the Wet’suwet’en, five men running the Wet’suwet’en activist company bulldozed over Chief Karen Ogen’s wishes, and set up this illegal blockade.
It turns out, it wasn’t just the then female Chief that these activists betrayed; The Globe and Mail reported that the men running the Wet’su’weten company also revoked the hereditary titles of three women who supported the pipeline deal.
Lately, anti-oil activism in British Columbia has corrupted local indigenous groups with foreign cash, manipulating them to set up blockades, and legal action to stop the pipelines at any cost.
As the 670-kilometer pipeline inches closer and closer to coming online, I would not be surprised if these cowardly attempts become more and more desperate, and more and more dangerous.