At public meeting in Houston B.C., community members explain their support for the project

Another day of blockades across the country means more protesters with signs bearing slogans such as “Wet’suwet’en Strong” and “Stand with Wet’suwet’en.”

They’re showing support for the hereditary chiefs who oppose construction of a new pipeline through their territory in northern B.C.

The protesters though are drawing the ire of many in the Wet’suwet’en Nation who not only support the project, but see it as a way for the community to flourish.

The Coastal GasLink pipeline would move natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the West Coast for export, while creating jobs and other financial benefits.

It’s why 20 elected First Nations signed their support of the project. Calgary-based TC Energy is developing the $6-billion pipeline.

Overall, the Wet’suwet’en Nation is divided over whether to support a new natural gas pipeline through its territory.

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Kyle Bakx – CBC News – Feb 20, 2020.

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