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The federal government's approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project has been presented as a positive outcome for industry and government, and a negative one for First Nations. The simple truth is, not all First Nations are opposed to the project. In fact, many along the project's route are in favour, and here's why
There are 190 legally binding conditions attached to the approval.
Given the economic doldrums facing other resource-based sectors in B.C. with the collapse of oil prices and the malaise in the minerals and metals markets, the B.C. engineering community recognizes the importance of projects such as LNG Canada moving forward. For many firms, the development of an LNG industry will buffer the impact that the downturn of the resource sector is having.
Petronas, the Malaysian-owned oil and gas giant, hopes to develop a $36 billion liquefied natural gas facility on the island.
Clark's unfulfilled economic goals are expected to fuel debate as B.C. politicians return to the legislature Monday.
There could be five times as many earthquakes caused by fracking, warns one expert.
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A bill is expected for a 25-year agreement on what could be B.C.'s first LNG plant, but B.C.'s LNG alliance says there's still more to do.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced that the province is working to approve a LNG export facility near Prince Rupert.
This decision to reject over $1-billion, which was offered to gain consent for the proposed Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on Lelu Island in the Great Bear Sea, sends a clear message of opposition to a project that threatens this ecologically and culturally rich region and its salmon-based economy.
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