The Gitxaala First Nation is stepping up its opposition to Petronas’ Pacific NorthWest LNG project, as well as Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline.The First Nation continues to raise concerns regarding the protection of the coastal environment
Gitxaala Chief, Cliff White, said: "Gitxaala is committed to ensuring these tenets are being honoured and that the environmental issues related to the Petronas project are fully considered and managed for. We will not move to final agreement with Petronas until all potential impacts on community health, LNG plant safety and the environment are addressed to our satisfaction."
White continued: "Our level of review for the Petronas project is no different than our review of the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Gitxaala Environmental Monitoring (GEM) is actively involved in the [Canadian Environment Assessment Agency's] process to ensure proper due diligence for this project occurs. The potential economic benefits are second to the environment values. The environment has always been, and will always be our first priority."
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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