Court fight over access to Alton Gas site focuses on Indigenous rights – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2019372 Views

Project has been delayed for years because of ongoing protests

Mar 12, 2019

Indigenous rights were at the centre of an intense courtroom debate Tuesday as a Nova Scotia company asked a judge to order the RCMP to remove protesters camped on the firm’s property.

The company, Alton Natural Gas Storage, is behind a plan to store natural gas in huge underground caverns north of Halifax, but the project has been delayed for years because of ongoing protests.

Alton, a subsidiary of Calgary-based Alta Gas, says the injunction is necessary because workers have been prevented from moving in heavy equipment to maintain and repair its facilities near the Shubenacadie River.

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