The RCMP have dropped the criminal charges against us. However, Chevron are pursuing an application seeking a declaration that we (Dan, Mia, Adam) are in contempt of court. On May 30th we chained ourselves to the main gate of the Chevron Refinery in Burnaby to compel Chevron to cease construction of the Pacific Trail Pipeline. We acted in solidarity with the Unist’ot’en who resist industry and government trespassers on a daily basis.
“It’s time to stop the insane expansion of fossil fuel projects. If we look at the facts these projects don't make any sense for the future; environmentally or economically. That's why we’re locking down today; to show how these companies are holding us all hostage to a poisoned future. We might not get off our oil and gas addiction overnight, but it’s time to tell our government to fund alternative and renewable energy sources and take responsibility for our shared futures.”
From Vancouver Media Co-Op Release: Direct Action Shines A Light On BC LNG Industry (http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/30831
From Chevron’s lawyer, Mark Fancourt-Smith:
“We advise that we have instructions from our clients (Chevron Canada Ltd.) to pursue an application seeking, among other things, a declaration that the defendants (Dan Wallace, Mia Nissen, Adam Gold) are in contempt of court for their failure to obey the Order of the Honourable Mr. Justice Steeves made May 30, 2014 (the “Injunction Order”).
Media Releases and Links:http://westcoastnativenews.com/breaking-news-direct-action-shines-a-light-on-bc-lngfracking-industry/http://westcoastnativenews.com/burnaby-chevron-fracking-protest-its-all-over-with-for-now-power-to-the-people/http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Protesters+tell+Chevron+frack+chain+themselves+Burnaby/9893362/story.html http://www.straight.com/blogra/655086/activists-chained-chevrons-burnaby-refinery-pacific-trail-pipeline-protesthttp://www.burnabynewsleader.com/news/261320961.htmlhttp://unistotencamp.com/