“Our disappointment is profound”
Market Wired, September 1, 2016
TERRACE, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Sept. 1, 2016) – Northwest Aboriginal nations have emerged from two days of meetings with the federal government demanding that its “deeply flawed” environmental assessment of a massive LNG proposal be delayed, in light of unfair and incomplete consultation with affected First Nations.
By Sarah Berman, Vice.com, August 27, 2016
It’s official, Lax Kw’alaams First Nation voted 65 percent in favour of “successful outcomes.” At least that’s how negotiations for a massive liquefied natural gas terminal were characterized in a recent poll conducted by the band’s council. Read the rest of this entry
by Carl Safina, National Georgraphic Ocean views, April 26, 2016
The Skeena River snakes out of fir-lined fjords on the misty northern coast of British Columbia, and washes over a thousand-acre sandbar. Flora Bank is a biological bottleneck over which millions of finger-length young salmon enter the sea each spring. Scientist Allen Gottesfeld calls Flora Bank the “Grand Central Station” for the watershed. All streams in the Skeena system lead here. Read the rest of this entry
by Mark Blackburn, APTN National News, April 19, 2016
OTTAWA — The fight over a mega gas pipeline project in British Columbia reached Ottawa Tuesday as chiefs and stakeholders opposed to the proposal shared a stage to get their message out.
“If they approve this project, I think (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) declared war on the people who are concerned about this system,” said Gerald Amos, chair of the Friends of Wild Salmon on behalf of the chiefs assembled. Read the rest of this entry
The hereditary chiefs of Lelu Island have responded to a Prince Rupert Port Authority demand they halt construction.
Simoyget Yahaan Donnie Wesley Gwishawaal Ken Lawson responded with an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read the rest of this entry
by Shannon Lough, The Northern View, April 11, 2016
Protesters encamped on Lelu Island were asked to stop construction activities by the Port of Prince Rupert.
The site is where Pacific NorthWest has proposed a liquefied natural gas export terminal, which is still under review by the federal government. The protesters have occupied an area within the port’s administrative jurisdiction since the fall of 2015.
by Stop Pacific NorthWest LNG/Petronas on Lelu Island, Jan 28, 2016
On Thursday January 28 two of our boats went out to a hot spot for catching crabs near the Flora Bank. Unfortunately one of the drilling barges was right on top of the spot. Upon approaching the area, the Pacific Northwest LNG contractor boat “Glacial Mist”, owned by Brian Catherall, started in our direction to catch up with us. As we got close to the crabbing spot the “Glacial Mist” turned into our boat, ramming us at a high speed. The ridges on their hull got stuck on our bow. The skill of our vessel operator prevented our boat from capsizing. Read the rest of this entry