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Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite opposition – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202046 Views

January 13, 2020

A natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia is vital to the region’s economic future and it will be built despite the objections of the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, Premier John Horgan said Monday.

He said 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, which would start near Dawson Creek and extend to an export terminal at Kitimat.

The 670-kilometre pipeline is part of a $40 billion LNG Canada project.

Horgan told a news conference the project has received approval from 20 First Nations along the pipeline route.

“We want everyone to understand that there are agreements from the Peace Country to Kitimat with Indigenous communities that want to see economic activity and prosperity take place,” he said.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/01/13/horgan-says-rule-of-law-applies-lng-pipeline-will-proceed-despite-opposition/

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