B.C. First Nation Again Rejects C$1 Billion Offer to Support Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG Terminal

The Globe and Mail reports that British Columbia (B.C.) First Nations Band Lax Kw’alaams has, after three votes, unanimously rejected a C$1 billion (approximately $820 million) offer to support the Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert, B.C.  The terminal is proposed to be built on the traditional lands of the Lax Kw’alaams.  The offer is from Pacific NorthWest LNG, TransCanada Corp.’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline project and the B.C. government.  According to the article, the Lax Kw’alaams mayor and 12 elected councillors will make the final decision on the offer on behalf of the band.  Read more in the press release.


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