Trans Canada will be wrapping up their field work this month for the proposed Coastal Gas Link Pipeline.
They’ve already finished rock analysis south of Houston on Wet’suwet’en territory.
Project Director for Coastal Gas Link Greg Cano says it’s the last bit of prep work before any decisions are made.
“We will be analyzing the data over the winter and incorporating it into our designs. We’re pretty much finished as of data collection for the summer anyway,” says Cano.
“The work that we were doing south of Houston these last few weeks and months – a lot of that was performed by first nation participants,” including wildlife monitors and laborers, says Cano.
The recent work south of Houston was done outside of the Unist’ot’en Camp, according to Spokesperson Freda Huson.
Cano says it’s an on-going challenge working in the unceded territory(FN land with no signed treaty) of the Wet’suwet’en.
“It’s been a challenge, and it will be a challenge. But we’ve been working with the First Nations.
“We’re ready to go, we have all the permits and other environmental permits and are continuing to have the discussions with First Nations…we have 15 signed agreements along the route.”
The final investment decision for the Coastal Gas Link Project is up to their partner LNG Canada, who’s waiting on international markets.
The coastal Gas Link pipeline would carry natural gas from the Dawson Creek area to a proposed LNG facility in Kitimat.