Fort Nelson, Haisla First Nations aim to build Canada’s first Indigenous energy projects – Alaska Highway News

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2021180 Views

First Nations energized by LNG, geothermal projects

Like all big energy projects, the Cedar LNG export terminal proposed for Kitimat will need to go through a lengthy environmental review process.

The proponents of the $3 billion floating LNG terminal will need to meet numerous conditions to mitigate impacts on land, air and water. But satisfying local Indigenous interests and concerns should be a little easier for Cedar LNG. After all, it would be the first LNG project built in Canada that would be owned by a First Nation: the Haisla.

It is one of two energy projects in B.C. that First Nations are pursuing, not as partners, but as majority owners, the other being the Clarke Lake geothermal energy project, which will be owned by the Fort Nelson First Nation.

Read More: https://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/local-business/fort-nelson-haisla-first-nations-aim-to-build-canadas-first-indigenous-energy-projects-3652053

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