First Nations and Environmental Group Challenge Pacific NorthWest LNG Decision in Court

The Canadian Press reports that Canadian First Nations groups, the Gitwilgyoots Tribe and Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, and the SkeenaWild Conservation Trust have filed separate applications for judicial review in Federal Court of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s (CEAA) decision approving Pacific NorthWest LNG’s (PNWLNG) proposed liquefaction and export terminal near Prince Rupert, British Columbia.  According to the report, the Gitwilgyoots Tribe and Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs allege the Canadian government “failed to properly consult with them, while SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is challenging the [CEAA’s] conclusion that the project won’t have a significant impact on salmon.”  Malaysian state oil company Petronas is the majority sponsor of the PNWLNG project.



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