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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs pose monumental challenge to $40-billion LNG project and the B.C. NDP government – Straight.com

January 12th, 2020

(Warning: This commentary is longer than articles that normally appear on media websites.)

Tensions continue to run high over the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which has been approved by the federal and B.C. governments, as well as by 20 elected First Nations councils along the route.

It’s become a defining moment not only in the evolution of Indigenous rights, but in the future of B.C.’s NDP government and Canada’s oil and gas industry.

That’s because this pipeline is a key part of a $40-billion capital project that includes the huge LNG Canada plant near Kitimat.

Read More: https://www.straight.com/news/1345776/wetsuweten-hereditary-chiefs-pose-monumental-challenge-40-billion-lng-project-and-bc

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