Coldwater Band Sues over Pipeline Rights Giveaway

Mychaylo Prystupa

thetyee.ca Jan. 27, 2016

Sixty-four years ago, a tiny B.C. Aboriginal community was paid $1,292 for a corporation’s right to forever pump oil through its reserve.

Now the Coldwater Indian Band is suing to kill that deal — a challenge that threatens to derail the $6.8-billion expansion of that pipeline proposed by current owner Kinder Morgan.

The latest step in the fight came last week, when Coldwater representatives testified at the National Energy Board hearing, urging a rejection of the expansion pipeline.

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