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Aug 31, 2007 2:23:00 PM MST
VANCOUVER (CP) _ Native protesters blocking a coalbed methane project in northern B.C. can continue their blockade this weekend.

Shell Canada applied for a B.C. Supreme Court injunction to stop the blockade but the case has been adjourned indefinitely.

The company can bring its application forward again but only in Prince Rupert or Terrace, closer to the area the natives want to protect.

More than 100 people, including environmentalist David Suzuki, gathered outside the Vancouver courthouse to voice their opposition to the coalbed methane project.

The Tahltan First Nation says the project is in the Sacred Headwaters, the birthplace of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine Rivers.

A spokesman for the Tahltan says the natives‘ resolve to protect the Sacred Headwaters is stronger than ever.


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