A group of First Nations in the BC interior have band together to say no to a proposed Petronas project.
Pacific NorthWest LNG is a proposed natural gas export facility on Lelu Island within the District of Port Edward.
Chief Na’Moks with the Office of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs says they haven’t been consulated and they should be because this projects affects everyone along the Skeena.
“The proposed project is right in the estuary of the Skeena River,” he says. “That is where our baby salmon go and rest up before going to sea to mature to come back and that is where they go when they come back to rest and feed before they come back to our rivers to spawn. Their proposal is to ruin that entire habit.”
First Nation leaders of the Wet’suwet’en, Gitanyow, Gitxsan and Lake Babine Nation are calling for Petronas as well as the provincial and federal governments to withdraw the project from the Lelu Island site immediately.
Calls to Petronas were not immediatly returned.