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LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests: Horgan

Courts have ruled in favour of the project, the rule of law will apply.

January 14, 2020   by CP STAFF

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia will be built despite on going protests and an eviction notice from some hereditary Indigenous leaders.

The premier says the courts have ruled in favour of the project and the rule of law will apply to ensure work continues on the Coastal GasLink pipeline across northern BC to a coastal an export terminal.

The 670-kilometre pipeline is part of a $40 billion liquefied natural gas project.

Horgan says the project has received approval from 20 Indigenous nations along the pipeline route and its completion is of vital economic and social importance to the region.

Hereditary chiefs from the Wet’suwet’en Nation near Smithers say the project does not have their consent.

Horgan made the comments at a news conference following a video meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after a West Coast snow storm postponed a meeting scheduled between the two leaders in Victoria.

 


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1 Comment » for LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests: Horgan
  1. Dale Allen says:

    Funny how the BC government picks and chooses which pipelines are good and bad regardless of the legality of the issue. Money is the motivating factor in this case. Horgan get to tax the gas line but not the Alberta trans mountain line, so the gas line is a great project in Horgan eyes. Political corruptness is alive and well in BC..

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