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Is a pipeline company working near you?
Call your local municipality office and ask if they have recieved any work notices from the pipeline company. Most companies are required to submit a work notice to the local municipality 48 hours before any work commences.
- Ensure pipeline company is following regulations and permits
- Find out contractors involved and name companies
- Go to site of work and record what they are doing
- Post update to Facebook with a location for others to know about
- Variety of direct action techniques
Visually provoking types of protests can be very useful. In event of confrontation, you may want to bring:
- Cameras with internet access
- Rechargeable batteries for cell phones
- Glasses and saran-wrap for your eyes
- Umbrellas, goggles, face masks for air filtration and identification
- Water and food supplies
- Source of heat, gloves
On identifying work crews:
- Typically work in pairs or groups of three
- Have Go-Pros on helmets
- Yellow notebooks
- British Columbia
- McGill Research Group Investigating Canadian Mining in Latin America (MICLA)
- EJOLT Environmental Justice Atlas, extensive mapping
- Rising Tide Portland map of northwest coast development (PDF)
- Help on submitting a personal information request to CSIS or the RCMP
- Canadian laws for filming and police
- The BCCLA published this Protestors’ Guide in 2011 (PDF)
- The Environmental Law Center Society did up a good civil disobedience handbook in 1999
- List of resources from Burnaby Pipeline Watch
- ACT UP civil disobedience index
- NEB Act (in full)
- Read about the powers of pipeline companies (section 73), including the ability to take hold of any public or private land and sell it if needed
- Security culture handbook for activists (PDF)
- Protecting yourself is empowering, a list of online security notes
- Rising Tide security culture (PDF)