by Brent Jang, Globe and Mail, Feb 28, 2018
The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an application for a judicial review into whether Ottawa acted properly when it approved plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal in British Columbia, saying it is a moot point now because the project has been scrapped. Read the rest of this entry
by Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, Feb 15, 2017
The B.C. Liberal government signed benefits agreements Wednesday worth hundreds of millions of dollars with the Lax Kw’aalams and Metlakatla First Nations in exchange for their support of LNG projects in their traditional territories of the province’s north coast. Read the rest of this entry
by Brent Jang, The Globe and Mail, Jan. 18, 2017
B.C. Premier Christy Clark has travelled to Lax Kw’alaams for the first time, visiting the remote aboriginal community that is deeply divided over a controversial liquefied natural gas project.
Pacific NorthWest LNG is expected to make its final investment decision this summer about whether to build an $11.4-billion export terminal on Lelu Island in the Port of Prince Rupert – after this May’s B.C. election. Read the rest of this entry
The scientists, in a letter dated March 9, are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to reject a Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency draft report released last month that found the project would not adversely affect aquatic life, including salmon. The project has an estimated cost of $36 billion if development to extract gas in northeast B.C. and a pipeline to the coast are included.
By Daybreak North, CBC News, Nov 12, 2015
Petronas’ controversial Pacific Northwest LNG project on Lelu Island has several North Coast First Nations at an impasse.
For the past 70 days, members of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation have camped on the liquefied natural gas site to prevent further research, but leaders of the Metlakatla, Kitsumkalum, Kitselas and Gitxaala First Nations want the research work to continue. Read the rest of this entry
subMedia.tv has obtained exclusive footage of indigenous land defenders, blocking energy company Petronas from building a liquified natural gas terminal on Lelu Island. Members of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation say that Lelu Island and the banks surrounding it, are an essential habitat for migrating juvenile fish and other shellfish. They have made a call for physical and financial support so that they can keep Petronas out of their territories. To help them out visit bit.ly/leluisland
It is seeking a judicial review of the B.C. government’s handling of consultation for the liquefied natural gas project on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert in northwest B.C.
Experts say the project could still go ahead without the First Nation’s consent
CBC News, May 13, 2015
A natural gas benefit offer worth more than $1 billion has been rejected by a First Nation on B.C.’s northwest coast, but not everyone thinks it will necessarily scuttle the project.
Pacific NorthWest LNG was proposing to build a pipeline and terminal in the Lax Kw’alaams Band territory just south of Prince Rupert. Read the rest of this entry