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Over 70 BC Leaders are calling on Trudeau to Reject Lelu Island LNG

By Roy L Hales

According to Greg Horne, of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, there has never been “such widespread and unprecedented agreement” regarding LNG before. The elected Lax Kw’alaams Band Council, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and leaders from Gitxsan, Gitanyow, Wet’suwe’ten, Tsimshian, Fort Nelson and Salteau First Nations were all signatories. So were Dr. David Suzuki, Dr. Wade Davis, Dr. Alexandra Morton, and Dr. Barb Faggetter. Over 70 BC leaders are calling on Trudeau to reject Lelu Island LNG.

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To Demonstrate Their Ownership Of Madii Lii

By Roy L Hales

It has been fourteen months since the Luutkudziiwus chiefs declared their land closed to all LNG traffic and other unauthorized industrial activity. Hereditary Chief Nola says Madii Lii camp was built to “stop the injustice that is being perpetrated on our people.” In the face of aggressive actions spearheaded by the government of British Columbia, the house of Luuktkudziiwus needed to demonstrate their ownership of Madii Lii.

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Luutkudziiwus Were Not Consulted

By Roy L Hales

The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project’s website proudly displays press releases about their agreements with the Lake Babine, Kitselas and Gitanyou First Nations. They also display the results of a 2014 poll that reports most of the people along the proposed pipeline route support them. The BC government has already issued construction permit and environmental assessment permit. Yet, according to their lawyer, the Luutkudziiwus were not consulted about the 34 km stretch of pipeline that would cross their traditional territory to carry 2 billion to 3.6 billion cubic feet of gas, per day, from Hudson’s Hope to the proposed LNG facility on Lelu Island.

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Accepting The Pipeline Was An Abdication Of Responsibility

By Roy L Hales

Accepting the pipeline was an abdication of responsibility.  It is fitting that neither Prime Minister Harper or his cabinet remained behind to talk to reporters. That was left for the Liberals, NDP and Green parties. Harper betrayed BC when he said Yes to the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Accepting the pipeline was an abdication of responsibility.
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