Advisory: Tsleil-Waututh Nation to Release Landmark Independent Assessment of Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project
NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 25, 2015) – TWN will publicly release the results of their Assessment of the Kinder Morgan proposal in a press conference on Tuesday, May 26th at 10:30am PDT.
When: Tuesday May 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM PDT.
Who: Tsleil-Waututh Nation leadership and community.
Why: The Assessment represents a milestone in First Nations decision-making on major resource projects in Canada. This comprehensive independent review – possibly the first of its kind in Canada – is an application of TWN’s indigenous law and combines leading oil spill expertise with indigenous knowledge to review the impacts of the Kinder Morgan project.
Where: Whey-ah-Wichen (Cates Park) in North Vancouver, across the water from the Kinder Morgan Terminal. Excellent visuals. Interviews available.
In the face of mounting dissatisfaction with and mistrust of the National Energy Board’s review of the Kinder Morgan project, TWN’s independent Assessment represents a thorough, holistic review that is grounded in indigenous law and backed up by over 1,200 pages of expert scientific and anthropological reports. The Assessment is a harbinger of things to come for Canadian resource companies as they must grapple with the implications of First Nations as a level of government in the wake of the landmark Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court decision.