TransCanada Corporation can expect tough opposition to its plan to transport a million barrels of diluted bitumen per day through the Energy East pipeline, following a recent organizing meeting of several dozen First Nations leaders, the Globe and Mail reported last week. “Dramatic pressure has been placed on the shoulders of First Nations peoples, with our constitutionally protected rights, to defend Canada’s air, water, and earth from the agenda of Big Oil and other extractive industries,” meeting organizer Clayton Thomas-Muller told the Globe. “It will be First Nations’ interventions and the assertion of Aboriginal and treaty rights that is going to stop the plan to build this 4,000-kilometre pipeline.” (h/t to InsideClimate News)
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