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TransCanada keeps LNG pipeline to northwest B.C. alive

lng tankerby Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, January 5, 2018

TransCanada continues to keep alive its $6-billion Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project to transport natural gas from northeast B.C. by pipeline to the coast despite uncertain market and economic conditions. Read the rest of this entry

Luutkudziiwus First Nation on Petronas Cancelling PNW LNG project

Gitxsan Madii Lii logoMadii Lii, August 14, 2017

Mohd Anuar bin Taib, Executive Vice President and CEO of Upstream at Petronas announced cancellation of the Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW) project on July 25th.

In light of that decision, Richard Wright, who serves as the spokesperson for the Luutkudziiwus, says “the federal government breached its constitutional obligations to consult and our court challenge to quash the approval order still stands.” Read the rest of this entry

Petronas cancels $11.4-billion LNG project near Prince Rupert

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The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward, Photograph by: , Vancouver Sun

by Scott Brown and Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver sun, July 25, 2017

Malaysian state-controlled energy giant Petronas has pulled the plug on the proposed $11.4-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project near Prince Rupert.

Petronas planned to build a LNG processing plant on Lelu Island that would have shipped 19 million tonnes a year of liquefied gas to markets in Asia, while pumping more than five million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually into the atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry

Geologist hired to study sediment calls Flora Bank LNG approval ‘science fraud’


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The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward, Photograph by: , Vancouver Sun

by  Canadian Press, Nov 6, 2016

When Patrick McLaren first pitched a sediment analysis of the port of Prince Rupert, B.C., seabed, he had no idea he would uncover a “mind-blowingly wonderful” 8,000-year-old anomaly underpinning a long-established area of critical salmon habitat. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Defending the Water: Indigenous Resistance to Industrial Fragmentation

By Grassroots Rendering, Posted to Youtube on Oct 6, 2016

A short documentary on the initiatives of the Unist’ot’en, Madii Lii and Lelu Island camps and their resistance to prevent the development of LNG and fracking infrastructure in their lands and water.

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Deep divisions over BC LNG

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A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

Multi-year benefit agreements have convinced some First Nations to back the project and pipeline, but some indigenous communities are still opposed

Haida leader asks B.C. premier to stay away for royal visit


Members of the Haida Nation wore anti-LNG T-shirts in protest during Friday’s visit by the royal couple. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Premier Christy Clark says she told the Haida her hectic schedule would keep her from Haida Gwaii anyway

By Richard Zussman, CBC News, September 30, 2016

After a week of trailing the royal couple, B.C. Premier Christy Clark was asked by the Haida Nation not to come to Friday’s event.

The community is opposed to the controversial Pacific NorthWest LNG project that received approval from the federal government this week.

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Canadian LNG prospects keep getting worse as prices tank and red tape delays projects

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BC Premier Christy Clark speaking at an LNG conference.

It’s possible no export facilities are ever built in B.C., expert suggests

By Kyle Bakx, CBC News, May 3, 2016

By now, B.C. should be rolling in cash from its burgeoning LNG industry — tens of thousands of new jobs, billions in potential royalties and a roaring economy with all the new investment into the province.

Instead, it’s still waiting for ground to break on any new facility, or even a final investment decision for an LNG plant.

While several liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants are proposed, they have all struggled to get off the ground as they wait for regulatory approval, delay making spending decisions, or cancel plans altogether.  Read the rest of this entry

FRACK OFF LNG TOUR – Secwepemc Territory“>

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Wet’suwet’en signs LNG pipeline deal

Wet'suwet'en First Nation band council sign LNG deal. Photo from CFNR FM

Wet’suwet’en First Nation band council sign LNG deal with Coastal Gaslink Project. Photo from CFNR FM.

Another Burns Lake area First Nation has signed an agreement with the BC government related to a natural gas pipeline project.

The Wet’suwet’en First Nation, formerly known as the Broman Lake Band, stands to receive $2.8 million dollars from the province for the proposed Coastal GasLink project.

The pipeline would transport gas from the Dawson Creek area to the proposed LNG Canada facility near Kitimat where it would be liquefied for export to overseas markets. Read the rest of this entry