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Indigenous groups protest oil and gas pipelines in northern British Columbia, citing land rights, environmental concerns
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In Canada, people are rallying to support an Indigenous community in northern British Columbia that is claiming its sovereignty over the land and maintaining blockades against oil and gas companies who want to build pipelines on their territory. The Wet'suet'en territory is located 675 miles north of Vancouver, and lies on what has been described as Canada's “carbon corridor,” a geographically strategic region where major oil companies such as Chevron and Exxon are seeking to connect the Alberta tar sands to the Pacific coast for export. The Unis'tot'en clan of the Wet'suet'en nation claim that these pipelines would threaten water sources, rivers, and forest, and are prone to leaks and spills. FSRN's Aaron Lakoff has the story.
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