Pacific NorthWest LNG has signed an Impact Management Benefits Agreement (IMBA) term sheet with the Kitselas First Nation. The term sheet is an important step toward finalising an agreement between the two parties.
As part of the term sheet, Pacific NorthWest LNG and Kitselas First Nation have committed to working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation regarding the permitting, monitoring, construction and operations of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.
Kitselas Chief, Joe Bevan, said: “Our agreement with Pacific NorthWest LNG addresses the environmental and social safeguards we require in negotiations, as well as the delivery of economic, employment and educational benefits for our community […] These core components mean substantial benefits for our community – now and in years to come.”
Michael Culbert, President of Pacific NorthWest LNG, added: “I would like to commend Chief Joe Bevan for his vision and goal of building a mutually beneficial relationship between the Kitselas First Nation and Pacific NorthWest LNG […] Our project represents a generational opportunity that will provide economic benefits, as well as education and business opportunities for the Kitselas First Nation.”
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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