Activists chained themselves to a valve in the name of Indigenous land claims before being arrested on Monday.
For 40 years, Line 9 carried crude oil from east to west, but this year the National Energy Board gave Enbridge the green light to reverse the pipeline’s flow, sparking opposition.
Earlier this month, activists shut down Enbridge's controversial Line 9 not long after it was reversed to flow east to Montreal.
Two and a half decades after the Oka land dispute in Quebec turned deadly, Indigenous leaders from coast to coast tell VICE it could easily happen again.
The project, which the NEB approved with conditions in February and is now awaiting final approval.
"Canada has never consulted us on this project and it's their constitutional obligation to do so," says one First Nation councillor.
We spoke to some environmental and aboriginal activists to see if they were worried about a coming crackdown.
But they still gave out some environmental Starter Emergency Kits that are really only useful if you get lost in the woods.
On Monday, activists delivered a blow to oil pipeline giant Enbridge by locking employees out of affiliated banks, political offices, and other businesses.
With pipelines stalled in BC and the US, Quebec is the last frontier—for now—in the fight to stop tar sands oil from being exported around the world.
Peter von Tiesenhausen has a novel approach to dealing with assholes from oil companies—he claims his land counts as copyrighted art and charges them $500 an hour to meet with them.
“This is not a feasible project. There’s too much opposition to it and we’re really not willing to risk our territories, our waters, for projects that aren’t even economically sound."