Convicted bomber Wiebo Ludwig arrested in B.C. pipeline blasts

CBC News

Wiebo Ludwig, an Alberta activist convicted of bombing oil and gas wells in the 1990s, has been arrested and faces an extortion charge in connection with more recent bombings at EnCana pipelines in northeastern B.C., according to his Edmonton lawyer.

EnCana targeted

Since October 2008, there have been six pipeline bombings in the Tomslake area of British Columbia, near Dawson Creek, targeting the facilities of the Calgary-based energy company EnCana.

Before the first attack, someone sent a handwritten letter to local media demanding a stop to oil and gas operations.

The letter called EnCana and other companies “terrorists” that are “endangering our families with crazy expansion of deadly gas wells.”

The note was followed by three successive explosions, two of which caused leaks of sour gas, which contains toxic hydrogen sulphide.

At the time of the sixth and most recent attack in July 2009, the RCMP labelled the attacks “domestic terrorism.”

Reserves in the Tomslake area are mostly sour gas, which contains hydrogen sulphide that can be deadly in high concentrations if released into the air.

Support Oso Blanco by Calling in and Writing on Friday January 15th!!

Byron Chubbuck, whose Indian name is Oso Blanco, is serving 80 years for expropriating money from banks and sending thousands of dollars to Chiapas, Mexico to help fund the Zapatistas and feed indigenous children. Because of his political background, he has been subject to
horrendous treatment at U.S. Penitentiary Lewisburg which includes: beatings, waterboarding, mail tampering, false charges, and the forced cutting of his hair which is a great offense against a Native American! The torture must be stopped!

*CALL:*
There is going to be a coordinated effort to call in on behalf of Byron Shane Chubbuck. Contact USP Lewisburg on FRIDAY JANUARY 15TH 2010 between the hours of 10am-12:00pm Eastern Standard time, (7am-9am Pacific) If you cannot make this time frame, you can still CALL at
another time on the 15th, but make sure you do CALL. It is essential that we maintain a unified
effort in letting the prison staff know that we oppose the abuse against Mr. Chubbuck.
*The number at USP Lewisburg is:*

*570-523-1251* (keep trying if no answer!) ask for the Mr. Ademai, the
manager of Z Unit.

*WHAT TO SAY*
Hello, I am calling out of concern for inmate Byron Shane Chubbuck, prisoner #07909051. I am aware that his mail is being tampered with, he has been denied medical treatment as well as religious rights, and has sustained both physical and psychological abuse by staff at your
facility. I am requesting that steps be taken to correct this misconduct and hope to hear a response from you as soon as possible. Mr. Chubbuck will let us know if this continues. Thank you, (Name)
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