We are UnFrackable: Wet’suwet’en Webinar Series Launches

Join RAVEN and the Council of Canadians for a three-part webinar series focussed on national resistance to LNG – aka fracked gas.

The narrative peddled by government and industry is that LNG is “ethical”, “environmental”, and “economic”. We’ll bring together fantastic expert guests and frontline activists to debunk that myth, while connecting the dots of resistance from coast to coast to coast.

Let’s share strategic approaches – from supporting Indigenous legal challenges to divestment and de-funding campaigns – and build an unbreakable alliance of action.

We are excited to offer this amazing opportunity to hear directly from Wet’suwet’en hereditary leader Chief Dsta’Hyl – Adam Gagnon, in conversation with Mike Sawyer of the Citizen’s Oil and Gas Council. 

Chief Gagnon is a member of the Likhts’amisyu clan who have launched legal challenges to protect their traditional territory from fracked gas pipelines. He will talk about the Constitutional and Charter challenge to Coastal Gas Link and other fossil projects on Wet’suwet’en territory, based on the equity rights of future generations in a time of climate crisis.

Micheal Sawyer brings 30 years of extensive experience in Canadian regulatory and energy policy matters. Sawyer is no stranger to the power of citizen-driven justice: he’s famous for winning a court challenge against an LNG plant proposed for Lelu Island in BC: three weeks after that victory, the project was cancelled.

Your host is Mary Lovell, a climate justice organizer that has been primarily organizing against tar sands, extreme oil, and the Trans Mountain project for eight years. Mary is a campaigner with RAVEN and Sierra Club BC.

The achievement of Indigenous Peoples, and of activists like Sawyer, are proof: people power works. And, when we forge alliances across the country, we are un-frackable. The strategic legal approaches like those being used in B.C., Quebec, and Nova Scotia against fracked gas infrastructure can become a blueprint for fighting LNG projects across the country.

Join this webinar series and find out how the strategic legal approaches being used in B.C., Quebec and Nova Scotia against fracked gas infrastructure can become a blueprint for fighting LNG projects all across the country.

Let’s use this period of physical distancing to connect online and share strategies to push back against fracked gas, and protect future generations. Let’s keep the fires of the solidarity movement lit. The Wet’suwet’en struggle has resonated around the world: now, it’s time to enact solidarity from home.   

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