The Williams Lake Tribune, “‘Trend of escalating violence’: Coastal GasLink decries pipeline sabotage claims on anarchist site”

Post on anarchist site says holes drilled in pipeline to further delay over-budget project

By Michael Bramadat-Willcock, February 27, 2023

Coastal GasLink, the TC Energy natural gas pipeline under construction between Dawson Creek and Kitimat, says it is aware of anonymous claims made on an anarchist website of a “coordinated sabotage attack” on the project.

The article published on an anarchist website claims that sections of the Coastal GasLink pipeline have been vandalized over the past few months with a goal to “contribute to the small delays” in the already over-budget project.

“We drilled holes less than a penny wide in a section of pipe that had not yet been lowered into the trench. We covered the holes with fiberglass film, which temporarily prevents leaks in the pipes, but only lasts a few months,” the article claims.

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