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B.C.’s Sacred Headwaters to remain protected from drilling

Mark Hume, The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012

Tahltan members protest Shell, 2007.

Tahltan members protest Shell, 2007.

Oil and gas development is to be banned from a 400,000-hectare area in northwestern British Columbia known as the Sacred Headwaters, The Globe and Mail has learned.

In an announcement, expected Tuesday, the B.C. government will confirm that Shell Canada Ltd. is immediately abandoning plans for drilling in the area where the headwaters of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine rivers are located. Read the rest of this entry