Domestic Terrorism in British Columbia
A natural gas pipeline that runs through northeastern British Columbia, near the Alberta border has been bombed for the second time in three days. Officials call it an act of domestic terrorism.
The pipeline is owned by Encarna. This is the sixth time in the last nine months that this pipeline has been attacked along a 10 -15 kilometer stretch near the small community of Pouce Coupe.
The RCMP said that several resources are being devoted to this investigation, including the National Anti-Terrorism Unit.
Encarna has also offered a reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the culprits.
This last attack occurred while crews were repairing the damage caused by a previous attack. The attack caused a real risk to the lives of the repair crew and the residents of Pouce Coupe.
For the second time in three days an Encana natural gas pipeline that runs through northeastern BC near the Alberta border has been bombed and this has officials calling it an act of domestic terrorism.
The latest attack on the pipeline network marks the sixth bombing in the past nine months. All of the bombings have taken place along a 15-to-20 kilometre stretch of pipeline near the small community of Pouce Coupe.
RCMP say several resources are being devoted to the investigation, including the national anti-terrorism unit.
With recent scares on gas pipelines in British Columbia, terms like ecoterrorism and ecotage are popping up again. According to CSIS, as many as 2,000 moderate or extremist environmental organizations are estimated to be active in Canada. Far from the first event to disrupt oil production, or other practices deemed dubious by environmental extremists, this is one in a long line of activities to rock B.C.
The above article goes on to talk about and describe five eco scares to remember. The are:
Meat Truck Bombs
Mink farm raid; and