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First Nations react to the PNW LNG decision by the federal government

Skeena-area First Nations are speaking out on green-lighting Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

Murray Smith (Algmxaa), a House Leader of the Gitwilgyoots Tribe apart of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nations says he’s very disappointed.

He says it feels like he was left of the process.

Glen Williams is the president of the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs. He says he wants to do everything he can to find solutions through discussions before going to court.

Lucy Praught is a consultant for First Nations groups, and supports the government’s decision. She believes the conditions will ensure the project is sustainable.

Metlakatla First Nation is welcoming the decision from the federal government. They say a number of their recommendations are included in the 190 legal binding conditions that came with the approval.

The PNW LNG facility is slated to be built on Lelu Island, which has been occupied by project opponents for over a year now.

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