Sunday, October 19, 2008

EnCana Steeprock plant inked by Premier; bombed by acitvists three years later

This morning I received an email asking me to read the contents and make a comment.



A background search of the email led me to the Fort St. John local newspaper called EnergeticCity.ca. From there I picked the one word of "protest" to look for in the newspaper's index.

Carbon tax came up twice, First Nations People came up once, Encana, Syncrude and BC Hydro took the rest of the ten which included many more headlines all on their own unique word.

However one shouldn't restrict themselves to just one word searches. Looking at the digitized copy of the letter provided by EnergeticCity.ca to the public raised the prospect of looking for two word phrases like:

"EnCana Steeprock" and "Gordon Campbell" and combined.

In the Anonymous letter that took responsibility for the two bomb blasts, the Encana Steeprock plant is mentioned almost to the day of the third anniversary on which Premier Gordon Campbell turned the taps on for Encana, in the company of other local dignitaries where together they signed the pipe.

Is it a mere coincidence that the location on which they signed the pipe is the same place that the protestors chose to bomb, or is it merely a fact that the weakest link in the pipeline is where the pipeline was signed?

UPDATE November 1, 2008

CBC News:
3rd pipeline explosion in northeastern B.C. this month
EnCana pipeline targeted again

1 comment:

Gary E said...

And I wonder if the Homeland Security Investigators will be as astute as you in digging up this information NVG. What an exceptional piece of work.