No Bailout to LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink

No Bailout To LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink

Wet’suwet’en people are calling on all candidates running for parliament to commit to not bailing out LNG Canada and the Coastal GasLink pipeline, and instead commit to prioritizing Wet’suwet’en Title and Sovereignty, and protecting our land and climate for future generations.

In so-called British Columbia, Canada, Wet’suwet’en people are currently resisting the illegal construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline slated to cut through Wet’suwet’en territories at huge environmental, social, and economic cost — and without consent of the Nation’s hereditary chiefs.

Nearly 20 million in taxpayer dollars has been spent on Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) militarized raids, surveillance and harassment of Wet’suwet’en peoples and supporters, restricting Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and members from accessing and moving freely on their territories. In addition, the federal government has given $275 million in public funds to LNG Canada, Coastal GasLink’s partner.

Financial disputes between LNG Canada (owned by Shell, Petronas, KOGAS, PetroChina and Mitsubishi.) and Coastal GasLink have emerged as the Coastal GasLink construction costs balloon and delays increase. The case for both LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink is weakening, particularly in light of recent reports from the International Panel on Climate Change and the International Energy Agency, both of which have urged for the global wind-down of oil and gas expansion. 

Join us in calling on candidates across party lines to sign the pledge.