VICTORIA – B.C. has entered into 64 natural gas pipeline benefits agreements with 29 eligible First Nations (FN), more than 90%, located along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes.
“These agreements help establish long-term working relationships, that inclue sharing benefits associated with the natural gas pipelines, providing support for LNG development that is environmentally and socially responsible, and respectful of Aboriginal rights, providing skills training and environmental stewardship projects.”
The proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline is 900 km from Hudson’s Hope to Pacific NorthWest LNG near Prince Rupert.
17 of the 19 FN along the pipeline route have agreements in place. 14 are public: Doig River; Halfway River; McLeod Lake; Gitanyow; Gitxsan; Lake Babine; Nisga’a; Yekooche; Takla Lake; Tl’azt’en; Gitxaala; Kitselas; Lax Kw’alaams; Metlakatla.
The proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline is 670 km from Dawson Creek area to LNG Canada near Kitimat.
17 of the 20 FN have signed agreements. 14 are public: Doig River; Halfway River; McLeod Lake; Saulteau; West Moberly Lake; Lheidli T’enneh; Yekooche; Nee Tahi Buhn; Moricetown; Skin Tyee; Wet’suwet’en; Ts’il Kaz Koh; Stellat’en; Kitselas.
The proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission is 850 km long from northeast B.C. to BG Canada’s LNG export facility on Ridley Island, near Prince Rupert.
B.C. has agreements with 15 of 19 FN. Five are public: Gitanyow; Takla Lake; Gitxaala; Kitselas; Metlakatla.
The proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline is 480 km from Summit Lake to Kitimat LNG at Bish Cove on the northwest coast.
All 16 FN along the route have formed the First Nations Limited Partnership (FNLP) that will receive $32 million in direct benefits during project construction.
These 16 FN are: Haisla; Kitselas; Lax Kw’alaams; Lheidli T’enneh; McLeod Lake; Metlakatla; N dlehWhut’en; Nak’azdli; Nee Tahi Buhn; Saik’uz; Skin Tyee; Stellat’en; Ts’il Kaz Koh; West Moberly; Wet’suwet’en; Moricetown.
– files: Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation