‘Our blood is still on the land’: Tsimshian raise totem pole declaring victory over B.C. LNG project
Pole is on island where construction of an LNG export terminal was cancelled in July
By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, October 23, 2017
Members of the Tsimshian First Nation have raised a new totem pole on Lelu Island in northwest B.C. to assert their stewardship over the land and celebrate the cancelation of a controversial liquefied natural gas project. Read the rest of this entry
More than 100 people came to the pole raising on Lelu Island after the end of Pacific NorthWest LNG
by Shannon Lough, The Northern View, October 21, 2017
In a stand of defiance against federal authorities, members of the Gitwilgyoots Tribe and supporters raised a totem pole on Lelu Island on Oct. 20 to signify their claim to the land.
The occupation of Lelu Island began in 2015 on the site where Petronas proposed to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and it has continued even after the company abandoned its Pacific NorthWest LNG project in July. People who either took part or supported the resistance movement came to witness the totem pole being raised on a mound overlooking where the sea meets the Skeena River. Read the rest of this entry
Global News, March 20, 2017
TransCanada Corp. is seeking regulatory approval to begin construction of a pipeline that would help feed a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal on B.C.’s north coast even though a final decision has not yet been made whether to build the terminal. Read the rest of this entry
by Shannon Lough, The Northern View, January 10, 2017
The federal government is facing another lawsuit filed by a northern First Nation dissatisfied with the consultation process during the environmental assessment of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.
Scientific study challenges whether risk to juvenile salmon was properly known but Ottawa stands by decision
By Lisa Johnson, CBC News, November 9, 2016
Federal approval of a controversial liquefied natural gas export terminal on British Columbia’s North Coast underestimated impacts on juvenile wild salmon, according to a new scientific study published today. Read the rest of this entry
by Canadian Press, Nov 6, 2016
When Patrick McLaren first pitched a sediment analysis of the port of Prince Rupert, B.C., seabed, he had no idea he would uncover a “mind-blowingly wonderful” 8,000-year-old anomaly underpinning a long-established area of critical salmon habitat. Read the rest of this entry
A short documentary on the initiatives of the Unist’ot’en, Madii Lii and Lelu Island camps and their resistance to prevent the development of LNG and fracking infrastructure in their lands and water.
Multi-year benefit agreements have convinced some First Nations to back the project and pipeline, but some indigenous communities are still opposed
Project faces market pressures in addition to environmental conditions
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, September 29, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues signed off on one of the largest energy infrastructure projects in this country’s history this week, but now attention turns to whether shovels will ever actually hit the ground to build the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal. Read the rest of this entry