A group of North Coast First Nation hereditary leaders says it is in full support of the federal government’s proposed oil tanker ban.
The Allied Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams says there have been misconceptions about who represents the hereditary leadership of the First Nation. The leadership group says that the Chief’s Council set up to advise proponents of the Eagle Spirit Energy project has been misrepresented as the voice for hereditary leaders in Lax Kw’alaams. Read the rest of this entry
Eagle Spirit Energy has launched GoFundMe account to raise funds for legal effort
By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun,October 4, 2015
Key First Nations in northern B.C. refute there is consensus on an oil pipeline concept initiated by some coastal First Nation members.
Eagle Spirit Energy has issued a trio of news releases in the past week, claiming it has signed agreements and has the support of chiefs along the route of its proposed project — an alternate to Enbridge’s stalled $7.9-billion Northern Gateway project.
Company claims its pipeline has support from 200 representatives of 30 First Nations
CBC News, June 4, 2015
A First Nation in B.C. is contradicting recent claims from Eagle Spirit Energy about its support for a pipeline that would transport crude oil through its territory from Alberta to B.C.’s northwest coast.
Eagle Spirit Energy met with dozens of First Nations communities last weekend. On Tuesday, it announced that 200 representatives from 30 First Nations, including the Lax Kw’alaams, spoke out in support of the company’s proposed pipeline project.
But Lax Kw’alaams Mayor Garry Reece says that’s not entirely correct. Read the rest of this entry
Companies behind refining proposals are trying hard to avoid the mistakes Enbridge made on Northern Gateway pipeline—but an uphill fight awaits.
By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News, June 23, 2014
Despite last week’s approval from the Canadian government, uncertainty still dogs Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline largely because of a vow from key aboriginal communities to block it.
Others in the oil industry are trying hard to avoid the mistakes Enbridge made when it comes to approaching Canada’s powerful First Nations about projects that could contaminate their lands and waterways.
CBC News, April 15, 2014
A First Nations-led proposal to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to B.C.’s North Coast will still face stiff opposition from some communities, including one situated at the location of the proposed marine terminal. Read the rest of this entry
The Aquilini family, which owns the Vancouver Canucks, said it will underwrite the estimated $18 billion pipeline proposal as long as it gets support of all First Nations through whose territory the pipeline would travel
VANCOUVER – A First Nations-backed organization has partnered with the Aquilini Group to propose a new pipeline to compete with the struggling Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Read the rest of this entry