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
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 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
Last year, some participants wore T-shirts and held banners with anti-LNG messaging
CBC News, December 12, 2016
Players participating in the All-Native Basketball tournament have been asked to leave the politics at home, according to a letter sent by tournament organizers in anticipation of the February event in Prince Rupert, B.C. 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.
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
Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2016
The federal government has approved an $11.4-billion, liquefied natural-gas mega-project that has been central to Premier Christy Clark’s plans to boost B.C.’s economy — and her hopes of re-election next spring.
Approval was announced late Tuesday after Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc travelled to Richmond after a cabinet meeting earlier in the day. Read the rest of this entry
$7B TransCanada pipeline would move natural gas to B.C. coast for export to Asia
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, September 24, 2016
“The Great Bear rainforest is no place for a crude oil pipeline and I haven’t changed my opinion on that.”
That was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s specific response to a question this week about the proposed Enbridge-backed Northern Gateway pipeline through B.C.’s north.
In opposition, his comments about pipelines moving through this part of the province were less precise. Trudeau did not include the words “crude oil” in earlier declarations, as he did twice on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry