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Political Consensus Opposes Drilling in Klappan

The Terrace Standard reports that Nathan Cuthen’s (NDP) victory in the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in the recent federal election was partly the result of his association with anti-coal bed methane drilling in the Klappan. Consensus among candidates against drilling appears to exist in the region. But, it seems that Cullen was better than other candidates at publicizing his opposition.

(Note: The article reviews briefly the history of protests against CBM drilling in the Klappan. It notes the emotional character of the label ‘sacred headwaters’ and the shift in focus for the protests from the Tahltan and their concerns to salmon.

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  1. [...] FieldNotes: for the Anthropology of British Columbia Political Consensus Opposes Drilling in Klappan The Terrace Standard reports that Nathan Cuthen’s (NDP) victory in the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in the recent federal election was partly the result of his association with anti-coal bed methane drilling in the Klappan. Consensus among candidates against drilling appears to exist in the region. But, it seems that Cullen was better than other candidates at publicizing his opposition. [...]