Coastal GasLink pipeline project gets OK from two more BC First Nations

670-kilometre pipeline would bring natural gas from northeastern BC to an export facility on the central coast.

January 21, 2016   by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — One of the companies that wants to ship natural gas by pipeline across northern BC says two more north-central BC First Nations have given their approval for the Coastal GasLink project.

TransCanada Corp. says the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation, west of Prince George, and the West Moberly First Nation north of Chetwynd, have signed project agreements.

Coastal GasLink says it now has approvals from 11 First Nations communities along the length of the 670-kilometre proposed pipeline and progress is being made with the remaining First Nations groups.

Coastal GasLink president Rick Gateman says the agreements outline benefits and commitments that will be provided for the life of the pipeline, and mark the beginning of continued discussion and feedback.

West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson says members have worked closely with the company to ensure culture, environment, safety and economic benefits are respected.

Coastal GasLink wants to build and operate a natural gas pipeline from the Dawson Creek area in northeastern BC to the proposed LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export facility on the central coast, near Kitimat.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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