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TransCanada keeps LNG pipeline to northwest B.C. alive

lng tankerby Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, January 5, 2018

TransCanada continues to keep alive its $6-billion Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project to transport natural gas from northeast B.C. by pipeline to the coast despite uncertain market and economic conditions. Read the rest of this entry

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Two more First Nations sign agreements over Prince Rupert pipeline

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project map

Map of the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project.

Alaska Highway News, April 15, 2016

The Takla Lake First Nation and the McLeod Lake Indian Band have signed project agreements with TransCanada over the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) project, the company announced this week.

Specifics of the agreements weren’t released, but they include employment and contract opportunities, along with initial and annual payments to the two groups over the life of the pipeline.

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Nisga’a government signs deal with LNG, approves pipeline through memorial lava beds

Nisga'a protest the Lisims government signing of LNG deal, Nov 11, 2014.

Nisga’a protest the Lisims government signing of LNG deal, November 11, 2014.

by Warrior Publications, November 15, 2014

On Oct 29, 2014, the Nisga’a Lisims Government passed a resolution authorizing President Mitchell Stevens to sign an agreement with the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT), a subsidiary of Trans Canada Pipelines, which has proposed construction of a 900-kilometre pipeline to deliver natural gas from north eastern BC to a proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility on Lelu Island.  Read the rest of this entry

“We do not consent to this,” Nisga’a members say of agreement to pursue LNG project

Photo of NorthWest LNG, Nisga’a’ and PRGT presidents at signing ceremony with Grant Barton protesting by Sindhu Dharmarajah

Photo of NorthWest LNG, Nisga’a’ and PRGT presidents at signing ceremony with Grant Barton protesting by Sindhu Dharmarajah

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Moments before the official signing of the document, peaceful protester and Nisga’a member Grant Barton walked towards the presidents with a sign and mentioned that he represented 20 family members who were not consulted regarding the agreement.

“Turn around, where are the Nisga’a?” asked Barton. “This is a sad day. We have people over here to say we do not consent to this.”

The presidents of the Nisga’a nation, Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project and Pacific Northwest LNG, on the brink of signing a “benefit agreement” to provide “right of way certainty” for a proposed LNG pipeline project, calmly exchanged looks. They waited while protester left the room, then they proceeded with the signing. Read the rest of this entry

Proposed B.C. pipeline route crosses grizzly bear sanctuary

 By Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver Sun, September 7, 2013????????????

The company proposing to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline through a grizzly bear sanctuary near Prince Rupert has already been warned twice about “non-permitted access” to the environmentally sensitive area, and BC Parks is investigating a third possible transgression. Read the rest of this entry