Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil by Andrew Nikiforuk,Chris Hedges PDF

By Andrew Nikiforuk,Chris Hedges

At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig suggestion he’d buffered his tiny non secular group from civilization, yet in 1990 civilization got here calling. A Calgary oil corporation proposed to drill at once in view of the farm’s communal eating room. Ludwig wrote letters, petitioned, pressured public hearings, and came upon the provincial regulator cared little approximately landowners. After the oil corporation by chance vented uncooked bitter fuel, Ludwig’s spouse miscarried. Hostilities opposed to the oil corporation begun with nails at the roads, sabotaged good websites, and street blockades. They culminated in demise threats, shootings, and bombings. The RCMP recruited a Ludwig acolyte as an informant, and in an try to determine the man’s credibility the police themselves blew up an gear shack. Ludwig was once charged with 19 counts of mischief, vandalism, and ownership of explosives, and he was once later convicted on 5 fees. This taut paintings of nonfiction, first released in 2002, received either a Governor General’s Award and the Arthur Ellis Award for real Crime Writing. With the escalation of oil and fuel extraction over the last decade, the unsettling questions Saboteurs increases approximately person rights, company energy, police equipment, and govt responsibility are extra correct than ever.

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