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John Horgan says LNG pipeline meets standard of Indigenous relations – Westerly News

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201933 Views

B.C. premier speaks on police action to clear pipeline route

Jan. 9, 2019

LNG Canada has met the B.C. government’s standard for proceeding with its liquefied natural gas project and working with Indigenous people along the pipeline route, B.C. Premier John Horgan says.

Horgan commented for the first time Wednesday after RCMP officers moved in to clear a roadblock from a bridge across the Morice River, to give pipeline workers access to the right of way that has been blocked by a dissident group since 2010.

The agreements with all 20 Indigenous communities along the route from the Dawson Creek-area gas fields to Kitimat include hereditary chiefs as well as elected band councils, Horgan said.

The situation remains tense at the site of the protest camp, with RCMP monitoring the road with aircraft and tactical units standing by.

Read More: https://www.westerlynews.ca/news/john-horgan-says-lng-project-meets-standard-of-indigenous-relations/

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