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Buoyed by DAPL Fight, Canadian Chiefs Launch Legal Battle Against Enbridge Pipeline

Buoyed by DAPL Fight, Canadian Chiefs Launch Legal Battle Against Enbridge Pipeline

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Buoyed by the success of Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a coalition of Canadian First Nation chiefs have launched legal action against the Trudeau government for its recent approval of the Enbridge Line 3 expansion.


Cheers and greetings from south of the Canadian border–May we all stay strong in protecting Mother Earth.


Justin Truedea knew Northern Gateway a lost cause which is why he decided to nix it and give the appearance it out of concenr for the environment.

He underestimated the resistance that there will be to the expansion of pipeline 3 and to Kinder Morgans pipeline doubling up and that resistance is already growing. I note with interest that the old pipeline that this new number 3 is set to replace will just remain in the ground. These guys do not even have to clean up the mess they created so as to generate those profits.

This just another example of how Profits is in fact a dirty word given how they generated them.

Another pipeline leak in the USA with the operator refusing to admit how long this line has been leaking its poison into nearby rivers,



And so it begins - reaching across borders and cultures, the determination to protect our environment flowers. May Indigenous peoples everywhere lead the rest of us into sanity.


Thanks for this, I live in Colorado and haven’t heard this information. Tight lipped is correct, as in cover it up. Not on the news.


Wonderful! We keep fighting these pipelines from Canada so for them to take up the fight IN Canada is hugely helpful. Together there will be progress.
Thanks to the brave Natives that have taken up this cause there could be light at the end of the day.
Needless to say the fight will get worse before it gets better with Trump and his Exxon buddies or should I say Sec.of State.

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Let Trump, Tillerson & Pence drown in that oil.:skull_crossbones::anger_right::-1::skull:

“For months, the Obama administration has politically stalled a legally permitted project that had already been through an exhaustive review process and has twice been upheld by the federal courts. Failure to finish (The Dakota Access pipeline) would send a chilling signal to those in any industry who wish to invest in our state and play by the rules.”
– Doug Burgum, Governor, North Dakota

So I suppose things like

  • free exercise of religion
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of the press,
  • the right to peaceably assemble,
  • petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances

Are all examples of not “playing by the rules?”

But using your armed-to-the-teeth goons to attack and prevent the exercise of these rights is “playing by the rules?”


Earlier in December:

Canada Clears $15 Billion Chinese Takeover of an Energy Company

A tactic to consider: this tax year taxpayers should start making all contributions to all fossil fuel related environmental legal efforts an off the top of our individual tax returns tax deduction. Government uses our taxes to arrest and detain us and to fight our legal efforts for a cleaner, more sustainable future. Let’s use our money collectively to fight back and give gov’t less to fight us.