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LNG projects: Slow but not dead – CBA National

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019133 Views

To export to resource, project proponents must first have meaningful interactions with First Nations. That means recognizing that distinct legal systems are at work.

In 2013, the BC Liberals’ pledged to wipe out the province’s debt by building liquid natural gas terminals worth $100 billion to the province — a bit of a pipe dream, as it turned out, notes Robin Junger of McMillan LLP. LNG may not be developing in B.C. quite as Christy Clark intended; nevertheless, Junger insists, “Reports of its death are greatly exaggerated.”

That was the takeaway from a panel at the CBA Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit held in Vancouver earlier this month on Canada’s experience in trying to bring LNG resources to market.

As quickly became evident—on this panel and others—key factors to be taken into account by proponents and their teams as they look to secure locations for LNG extraction, are the environmental implications and the interests and rights of First Nations.

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