Lheidli T’enneh Express Concerns Over Kinder Morgan
MLA Mike Morris welcomes delegates to forum- photos 250News
ince George, B.C. – The BC Natural Resources Forum got underway this morning in Prince George with Chief Dominic Frederick speaking out on Kinder Morgan.
In his welcoming address to delegates, Chief Frederick told delegates Kinder Morgan “Is a very big company, and they refuse to deal with us.” Chief Frederick said the Lheidli T’enneh have concerns about the Kinder Morgan pipeline which would traverse the headwaters of the Fraser River “We are getting very concerned. The public needs to know Kinder Morgan refuses to deal with us.”
Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation told delegates before there can be discussion on natural resource development, the focus should be on reconciliation and recognition of Aboriginal rights and title. He said resource development should be a partnership and while there has been some progress with the Provincial and Federal Governments, much more needs to be done.
The forum brings together delegates from all sectors of natural resources. Over the course of the two days of discussion, delegates will look into the future for demand of natural resources. The demand for natural gas is expected to double over the next 20 years, and that will spark $44 trillion dollars in capital investment.
Delegates will also get details on forestry and mining as well as the energy sector.