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Gitxsan First Nation launches court challenge against LNG approval

Lelu Island proposal graphicPacific NorthWest LNG project to be built near Prince Rupert

The Canadian Press January 10, 2017

Members of a B.C. First Nation are launching another legal challenge of a massive liquefied natural gas project proposed for the province’s north coast.

Several hereditary chiefs with the Gitxsan First Nation are in Vancouver today to announce their opposition to the Pacific Northwest LNG project, a project backed by Malaysia’s state oil company Petronas.

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Gitxsan announce railway shutdown in traditional territories

Members of the Gitxsan First Nation told CN Rail officials to stop sending trains through Gitxsan traditional territories as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, said a negotiator for the First Nation.

“There will be a shutdown of services through the Gitxsan territories,” said Beverly Clifton Percival minutes before the deadline.

Percival would not say how members of the First Nation planned to stop any trains heading into the nation’s 33,000 square kilometres of territory in northwestern B.C.

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