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Luutkudziiwus First Nation on Petronas Cancelling PNW LNG project

Gitxsan Madii Lii logoMadii Lii, August 14, 2017

Mohd Anuar bin Taib, Executive Vice President and CEO of Upstream at Petronas announced cancellation of the Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW) project on July 25th.

In light of that decision, Richard Wright, who serves as the spokesperson for the Luutkudziiwus, says “the federal government breached its constitutional obligations to consult and our court challenge to quash the approval order still stands.” Read the rest of this entry

A Statement of Support for the Gaspesie Land Defense

Puyallup Battle LNG Facility in Tacoma


One of several protests and marches that have taken place in opposition to a proposed LNG facility near Tacoma. The Puyallup Tribe is among those opposed. Photo by Roxann Murray.

Water safety and lack of consultation mean project shouldn’t go forward, Puyallup and allies say

The Puyallup Tribe and local allies are fighting the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project at the Port of Tacoma. Representatives of the Puyallup Tribe say the project has proceeded without adequate consultation, and have objections ranging from clean water concerns over construction at a contaminated site, to safety fears given a recent rash of gas explosions throughout Washington State. Read the rest of this entry

Petronas cancels $11.4-billion LNG project near Prince Rupert

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The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward, Photograph by: http://www.lonniewishart.com , Vancouver Sun

by Scott Brown and Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver sun, July 25, 2017

Malaysian state-controlled energy giant Petronas has pulled the plug on the proposed $11.4-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project near Prince Rupert.

Petronas planned to build a LNG processing plant on Lelu Island that would have shipped 19 million tonnes a year of liquefied gas to markets in Asia, while pumping more than five million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually into the atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry

LNG Canada to start moving into Haisla Centre

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LNG Canada executive committee and Haisla Nation Council members following a walk-through of the Haisla Centre in May. Photo Cameron Orr

The units will only be for accommodating existing staff members

Gerry Leibel, Northern Sentinel, June 21, 2017

LNG Canada staff will this summer move into the recently completed Haisla Centre in Kitimat.

Haisla Nation Communications Co-ordinator Cameron Orr said LNG Canada holds a 10-year lease for the building, which was signed between the Haisla Nation Council and LNG Canada in 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Shell says it will proceed with B.C. energy plans despite political uncertainty

Shell skullby Dan Healing, The Canadian Press, June 6, 2017

CALGARY — Royal Dutch Shell will forge ahead with its energy development plans in British Columbia regardless of the uncertainty swirling around the province’s political future, says the company’s Canadian country chair.

Energy investments in B.C. have been cast into doubt after the May 9 provincial election that saw the Liberals win 43 seats and the NDP take 41— a situation that gives the Green party the balance of power with their three seats. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. government signs LNG benefit agreements with northwestern Kitselas First Nation

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Kitselas First Nation Chief Joe Bevan (right) speaks at the announcement of a benefits agreement with the province backing LNG development in exchange for up to $13 million in funding and a 1,277 land grant. Pacific NorthWest LNG chief operating officer Wan Badrul Hisham is in the background. The event was Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Derrick Penner / Postmedia News

by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, March 30, 2017

The Kitselas First Nation on British Columbia’s north coast, on Thursday, signed benefit agreements with the province worth up to $13 million and a 1,227-hectares land grant in exchange for backing liquefied-natural-gas export projects in the region. Read the rest of this entry

TransCanada seeks to start building B.C. gas pipeline without LNG project’s OK

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TransCanada’s headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.

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

Shell officially shelves plans to build Prince Rupert LNG project

BC Premier Christy Clark visits remote First Nation divided over Pacific NorthWest LNG project

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BC Premier Christy Clark speaking at an LNG conference.

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