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Lax Kw’alaams First Nation turns down $1B for LNG project

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The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward, Photograph by: www.lonniewishart.com , Vancouver Sun The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward,
Photograph by: http://www.lonniewishart.com , Vancouver Sun

Petronas woos band after applying to build an export terminal on Lelu Island

The Canadian Press/CBC News, May 7, 2015

The first of three votes on a natural gas benefit offer worth over $1 billion has been unanimously rejected by a First Nation on British Columbia’s northwest coast.

All of the more than 180 eligible voters at a meeting in Port Simpson stood up to oppose the plan to build a liquefied-natural-gas pipeline and terminal in their territory, said Lax Kw’alaams band member Malcolm Sampson.

Pacific NorthWest LNG, which is mostly owned by Malaysia-based oil and gas giant Petronas, has applied to build an export terminal on Lelu Island, just south of Prince Rupert at the head of the Skeena River.

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