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UBCIC critical of First Nations owned gas facility in British Columbia – APTN News

Apr 11, 2023

The head of the Union of British Columbia of Indian Chiefs says he doesn’t think the province can meet its net zero emissions targets after approving an environmental certificate for a natural gas facility and export terminal.

In March, B.C. Premier David Eby announced that the province was approving a project called Cedar LNG.

But Stewart Phillip points out that the way the gas is being extracted is not environmentally friendly.

“The most disruptive thing about that particular project is fracking,” he said. “There is no such thing as natural gas, there is only fracked gas, and it’s incredibly destructive to the environment.“

Fossil fuels is also the leading cause of the climate crisis where storms have intensified and temperatures around the world risen.

The project is owned mostly by the Haisla Nation. The floating $2.4 billion liquified gas facility and export terminal will be located on the Douglas Channel in northern B.C.

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