The ECOreport reposts a press release from BC about legal challenges against Petronas LNG Project
Press Release from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Gitwilgyoots Tribe, Gitanyow First Nation and Skeena Wild Conservation Trust
VANCOUVER – First Nations and environmentalists from northwest B.C. launched multiple federal court actions aimed at stopping construction of Petronas’ $11.4-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at the mouth of the Skeena River. They held a press conference and filing ceremony at the Federal Court of Canada offices at 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Representatives from numerous northwest First Nations, UBCIC, and SkeenaWild were available for comment. Tsimshian dancers and drummers perfored..
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The ECOreport reposts an urgent request, from a proposed LNG project that ignores aboriginal title issues. Comment Period For Lelu Island Ends March 11
Press Release from Friends of Wild Salmon
A LNG facility is being proposed in the Skeena estuary – right overtop of the Skeena’s most critical salmon and steelhead habitat. The draft environmental assessment for Petronas’ Lelu Island LNG facility project has been released, and CEAA’s public comment period for Lelu Island ends March 11.
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The ECOreport discovered both Environmentalists & First Nations leaders find Lelu Island’s environmental assessment disgusting.
By Roy L Hales
After months of waiting, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has released the report that could determine the fate of one of the world’s largest salmon runs. Petronas wants to build an LNG terminal on Lelu Island, beside the eelgrass bed where 88% of the Skeena’s juvenile salmon feed. Though Simon Fraser University reported that the “proposed development in these areas will threaten the fisheries that depend on these fishes,” the newly released draft Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) study disagrees. Both Environmentalists and First Nations leaders find Lelu Island’s environmental assessment disgusting.
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The ECOreport reposts an article suggesting the Federal Government adopt four key questions for Canada’s climate test
Originally Published on the Pembina Institute
By Matt Horne
Last week, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Canada’s intention to apply a climate test to major energy infrastructure proposals. This was the fifth of five new principles they announced to improve environmental assessments in the country.
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By Roy L Hales
Though she is still vague as to how things will come about, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has been spreading hope around Paris. Her emphasis on the need to enshrine “the importance of respecting human rights, including the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples” in the Climate Change Agreement begs the question what about Canada. McKenna responded this morning, in a press conference where she talked about bringing COP 21 home to Canada
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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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While the province of British Columbia actively promotes Petrona’s proposed LNG plant on Lelu Island, the Gitxsan Support Lax Kw’alaams Against LNG
Press Release from Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs
Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs are in support of Lax Kw’alaams Hereditary Chiefs occupation of their traditional Lax Eula (Lelu Island) territory that is also proposed as the site of the Petronas (Pacific Northwest LNG) plant. Construction and operation of the proposed LNG plant on Lax Eula along with the marine terminal and landfall of the Prince Rupert Gas pipeline will destroy wild Skeena River salmon runs.
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Three months after rejecting Petrona’s $1.6 billion offer for their consent to Pacific Northwest LNG, Lax Kw’alaams Occupy Lelu Island to ensure the project di-oes not go forward.
Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian
By Damien Gillis
The battle over Malaysian energy giant Petronas’ controversial LNG terminal in the Skeena River Estuary is intensifying, as local Lax Kw’alaams First Nation members are setting up camp on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert – the site of the proposed project.
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The Government of British Columbia has embraced developing natural gas as its’ top priority, but the LNG Agreement makes it hard to address emissions.
Originally Published on Pembina Institute
By Josha MacNab
On Tuesday, the British Columbia government passed the LNG Projects Agreement Act. No one, including me, is really surprised. After all, developing LNG is this government’s top priority. But what I am disappointed by is just how bad this agreement is for the climate. And it didn’t have to be that way.
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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.
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