DFO: Stop letting Coastal GasLink destroy salmon habitat

Coastal GasLink pipeline crews have been warned dozens of times for reckless construction practices that put salmon and steelhead at risk. But puny fines by provincial regulators haven’t slowed the company down one bit.

The latest incident was caught on camera in the Clore River, an important tributary of the Skeena and home to both salmon and steelhead. Contractors dug up the river bed and drove across with heavy equipment, sending silt and debris over fish eggs downstream.

Wet’suwet’en leaders are calling for the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to step in. That means halting Coastal GasLink’s work on river crossings until the damage to fish habitat can be investigated – and appropriate charges laid.

Tell Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray: stop letting Coastal GasLink destroy salmon habitat!

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