Two more BC First Nations have signed on to a gas pipeline project that would service a proposed LNG facility near Kitimat.
TransCanada Corporation has announced that the Nadleh Whut’en near Fraser Lake and West Moberly first Nations north of Chetwynd have signed long-term project agreements for the Coastal GasLink development.
The 670 km pipeline would transport natural gas from the Dawson Creek area to the proposed LNG Canada liquefied natural gas facility in the Kitimat area.
Chief Roland Wilson of the West Moberly says his Nation has worked closely with Coastal GasLink to protect their culture, the environment, safety, and to consider economic benefits.
Coastal GasLink says the agreements outline benefits and commitments to the communities that will continue for the life of the pipeline.
The company has reached 11 project agreements and says it’s making good progress with other First Nations along the proposed pipeline route.