(Prince George) Two journalists arrested last month for enforcing an RCMP ban on a pipeline construction site in northern British Columbia will no longer be charged.
Documents filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia show that the company that made the Coastal Gasling Pipeline has filed a notice of dismissal against photojournalist Amber Bracken and documentary filmmaker Michael Toledano.
The two journalists were charged with contempt of court and released on parole by a judge three days after being arrested along with members of the Gidimt’en clan who opposed the construction of a gas pipeline in the wetlands. suwet’en.
MMe Bracken and Mr Tolidano are no longer required to appear in court in February or comply with the terms of the restraining order issued in December 2019.
Opposition from Wet’suwet’en’s heirs to the 670 – kilometer pipeline sparked rallies and rail blockades across Canada last year as the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s elected council and others nearby approved the plan.
The pipeline will carry natural gas from Dawson Creek in northeastern British Columbia to a processing facility in Kidimat.
According to Coastal Gasling, the project is more than half complete: almost the entire route has been cleared and a 200-kilometer gas pipeline has been installed.
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