The BC legislature is debating Bill 30, the Liquefied Natural Gas Project Agreements Act, today. Premier Christy Clark claims this legislation will “give business certainty and keep British Columbia competitive; to ensure British Columbians see the benefits of the resource they own; and to ensure we build the cleanest LNG facilities in the world.” Critics have another name for Bill 30: a deal born of Desperation.
The ECOreport looks at the Opposition to the proposed LNG project on Lelu Island
By Roy L Hales
The Skeena River is the most productive salmon bearing river in British Columbia. Thousands of years before the first European colonists arrived, it was providing First Nations with food. A week ago, First Nations throughout the Skeena Watershed declared their opposition to the proposed LNG project on Lelu Island, grave lack of consultation and massive damage to salmon habitat.
According to Jessica Clogg, Senior Counsel at West Coast Environmental Law, Enbridge’s recent statement that they had reached agreements with 60% of the tribes along the route of the route is not true. The majority of First Nations are opposed and “Enbridge will not build the Northern Gateway pipeline, regardless of what they decide tomorrow.” Continue reading Enbridge Will not Build the Northern Gateway Pipeline→