TransCanada says it’s reached a important milestone on a pipeline project that would supply gas to the proposed LNG Canada project in Kitimat.
The company says that its Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Project has signed community and project agreements with all the “elected” First Nations band councils along the pipeline route.
“When we first began this project over six years ago, our goal was to build more than just relationships with First Nations communities in B.C.; it was to build trusted partnerships, and that has made all the difference,” said Rick Gateman, president of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project in a news release.
“Today’s announcement is a testament to what we can accomplish when industry and First Nations work together,” said Gary Naziel, councilor, Witset First Nation. “This project will provide jobs, contracts and financial benefits that Witset First Nation can use to enhance programs and initiatives for our citizens, such as language and cultural programs.”
Communities that have singed employment and benefit agreements include:
A final investment decision on the $40 billion LNG Canada project is expected this fall.