First Nation Chiefs meet on litigation following PNW LNG green lighting
First Nations groups opposed to the recent federal green lighting of the Pacific North West LNG project will be meeting in Prince Rupert on Thursday.
Chief Namoks, or John Ridsdale, of the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, says the public meeting will have lawyers present looking at legal strategy and litigation.
“We know if we go to court we’re going to win again, it’s that simple. To us it’s a waste of time, but it must be done. It’s a necessary evil at this point. but we didn’t choose that path, they did,” says Namoks.
He says he was snubbed by federal ministers hours before they flew to BC to announce the decision last week.
He says this Thursday they’ll be meeting with Gitxsan members and other communities that could be affected by the project. They’ll look to establish a consensus among all the communities, including the Tsimshian.
Part of it will bring into question Lax Kw’alaams polls that apparently supported the proposed project and export facility on Lelu Island.