First Nations appeal to UN to stop LNG project

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Author: 
The Canadian Press
Source: 
CBC News

Leaders from B.C. First Nations, including the Nine Allied Tribes of Lax Kw'alaams, have traveled to New York City to seek support from the United Nations in their bid to prevent Federal Government approval of a proposed liquified natural gas plant. The project, backed by Malaysia's state oil company, Petronas, is slated to be built on an island at the mouth of the Skeen River. Opponents, including the leaders headed to the UN, say the plant will threaten wild salmon habitat. 

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