A spokesperson for Coastal GasLink said the company currently has no plans to enforce the court injunction allowing the company to remove the blockade restricting work on a natural gas pipeline southwest of Houston, B.C.
On Jan. 3 a group of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and their supporters issued an "evacuation notice" for crews working on the $6.6 billion, 670-kilometre-long Coastal GasLink pipeline project connecting northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada natural gas export terminal in Kitimat.
On Dec. 31, the B.C. Supreme Court granted Coastal GasLink an injunction allowing the company to remove barriers set up in the area of Morice River Bridge - located 47 km southwest of Houston - and the Morice River Forest Service Road.
Coastal GasLink has posted the injunction order on its website, however that does not indicate the company plans to act on the order, a spokesperson said in an email.
"As we have stated, we believe that dialogue is preferable to confrontation while engagement and a negotiated resolution remain possible," the spokesperson said.
Media reports that the company had given 72-hour notice of enforcement of the injunction are incorrect, the spokesperson added.