Thursday, November 6, 2014

First Nations Lead Fight Against LNG Terminal in Skeena Estuary

photos by Tavish Campbell and Brian Huntington respectively - from the Vancouver Observer

A coalition of North Coast First Nations released a statement this week relating their opposition to a proposed LNG terminal on Lelu Island in the Skeena Estuary. The area effected by the terminal construction and the shipping traffic lies atop some of the largest eel grass beds in the Skeena estuary, making it a vitally important rearing area for salmon in the Skeena watershed and even adjacent rivers. They also believe that thus far the evaluation of the risks posed by the project and mitigation strategies proposed by the project proponent Petronas, a massive multi-national natural gas company based in Malaysia, have been grossly inadequate to protect salmon in the Skeena.

More information in an article from the Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/first-nations-fights-petronas-lng-project-over-salmon-habitat/article21456425/

Add your name to a petition and voice your opposition to putting an LNG terminal on Lelu Island:

http://savelelu.ca/

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