In a sequence of tweets, Skeena B.C. Liberal MLA Ellis Ross known as out Hollywood heavyweight Leonardo DiCaprio for his allegedly “misinformed” remark in assist of the Moist’sutwet’en Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline opposition.
“You don’t have any concept what you’re speaking about,” Ross instructed DiCaprio on Twitter.
“Give me a name. I’ll inform you the opposite aspect of the story as an Aboriginal chief who was on the entrance of this mission from day one.”
Ross’s feedback have been a response to the American actor’s personal tweet wherein he highlighted the pipeline opposition in northwest B.C. to his 19.4 million followers on Twitter and shared a video of the RCMP raid posted by the Gidimt’en Checkpoint group.
“After organising a blockade to guard their land, neighborhood, and sacred headwaters Wedzin Kwa from Coastal GasLink’s deliberate fracked gasoline pipeline, the Moist’suwet’en Nation has confronted militarized raids from the RCMP. We should defend the rights of land defenders,” learn DiCaprio’s Nov. 22 tweet.
This isn’t the primary time DiCaprio has been vocal about environmental points in B.C.
Again in June, he joined a listing of celebrities and tweeted in assist of defending old-growth forests within the province in wake of the Fairy Creek blockades on Vancouver Island.
The CGL pipeline opposition gained worldwide consideration after movies of RCMP arresting individuals who had arrange blockades close to Houston mid-November went viral on the web.
Pipeline opponents have repeatedly harassed on the environmental considerations of the pipeline being constructed underneath the Wedzin Kwa (Morice River), with out consent from hereditary chiefs.
The 670-kilometre-long CGL pipeline in northwestern B.C. by TC Vitality is being constructed to ship pure gasoline from the Dawson Creek space to the LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.
Ross, who was the previous chief councillor for the Haisla Nation on whose territory the LNG Canada terminal is being constructed, has been vocal about his assist for useful resource growth economies for First Nations.
The B.C. Liberal Management candidate used this chance to talk out in assist of the $40 billion LNG Canada mission.
Since his preliminary Twitter response, Ross penned an open letter to Leonardo DiCaprio printed within the Nationwide Publish the place he additional elucidated on the various the reason why the actor is “improper.”
“By encouraging criminality within the title of ‘conservation” you’re, in actuality, harming the hard-working folks — Indigenous and non-Indigenous — who’re main the way in which on offering environmentally sustainable options for my province,” learn a press release from the letter.
Calgarians march in solidarity with Moist’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose pipeline mission