Fort Nelson First Nation wins important ruling against Nexen
After kicking out government officials at industry summit, Fort Nelson First Nation signs LNG worker camp deal
After both praise and backlash for expelling B.C. government from an industry summit in April, the Fort Nelson First Nation has signed on to an LNG camp deal with Black Diamond, which would include a 425-room lodge in the Horn River area.
Integrity of those wells unclear, says UVic study
Toxic waste water equal in volume to 24 World Trade Center towers has been injected into a single 46-year-old natural gas well in northeastern British Columbia, says a report for the Fort Nelson First Nation done by the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre.
More than 41 billion litres of water too contaminated for surface disposal has been injected into the well — identified as Well #2240 — since 1968.
“Because waste water is not tracked after disposal,” the study says, “the fate of this massive quantity of waste water is unknown.”
The “Fort Nelson incident” has united First Nations against speedy approvals of a $78 billion industry – potentially “destabilizing” the Premier’s entire strategy.
The actions of a young, tough-talking First Nations leader in northeast B.C. last week, that sparked the embarrassing reversal of a cabinet decision to fast-track natural gas plants, appears to be rallying province-wide Aboriginal opposition to Liquified Natural Gas plans.
CBC News, Jan 30, 2014
An oil and gas company is investigating after one of its contractors accidentally ran over and killed a black bear near Fort Nelson, B.C., last week.
The black bear was hibernating in a shallow, unidentified den approximately 100 kilometres northwest of Fort Nelson, in the Liard Basin of northern B.C. Read the rest of this entry
VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government didn’t properly consult with a northern First Nation community about forestry activity and then failed to warn a logging contractor about an imminent blockade, according to a court judgement that orders the province pay the company $1.75 million. Read the rest of this entry