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Shell officially shelves plans to build Prince Rupert LNG project

Twenty years after historic Delgamuukw land claims case, pipeline divides Gitxsan Nation

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Gitanmaax is a reserve in northern B.C. where Gitxsan members discovered confidential documents revealing that some hereditary chiefs had given their consent for the PRGT pipeline in exchange for money. Trevor Jang

Revelations that Delgamuukw is among chiefs who accepted money to support LNG development without consulting all members threaten to undermine landmark court victory

Earl Muldon sits at his kitchen table surrounded by family, sipping coffee. His wife Shirley brings over a plate of cream cake topped with huckleberries. They’re hand-picked from the land surrounding his two-storey home in Gitanmaax, a village of about 800 people from the Gitxsan Nation in northwestern British Columbia, near the town of New Hazelton. Read the rest of this entry

Prince Rupert LNG pipeline clearing expected by fall

 

Gitxsan Madii Lii camp.

Gitxsan Madii Lii camp.

by Chris Gareau,  Smithers Interior News, Feb 16, 2015

Pre-construction clearing for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project is expected to start before the leaves start falling this autumn. The LNG pipeline route travels just north of the Hazeltons on its way from northeast B.C. to Lelu Island near Prince Rupert.

Project president Dean Patry told the crowd gathered at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Thursday that prime contractors for the TransCanada pipeline will likely be hired in the second quarter of this year. Community outreach for local subcontractors and employees for the pre-construction is set for the third quarter. Read the rest of this entry

BG Group pressing pause button on Prince Rupert LNG, citing market conditions

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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

Petronas expects to invest up to $16 billion in LNG export facility in B.C.

Global energy corporations are “dead serious” about investing in B.C., said provincial Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman

By The Associated Press June 11, 2013

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

VICTORIA — Global energy corporations are “dead serious” about investing in British Columbia’s potential as a world supplier of liquefied natural gas, said provincial Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman after a $16 billion announcement on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry