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Lheidli T’enneh Express Concerns Over Kinder Morgan

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 9:06 AM

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.


I thought they did not want to engage with Kinder Morgan?

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    Bad iphone messed up the link, try again. Top of page 3 is what I am referring to

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Just give ’em more money, everyone has their price.

The chief has a valid point , Port Alberni First nation(s) negotiated a deal with Kinder Morgan. There is a lot less risk of oil making it’s way up the Alberni Canal…….

    Negotiation is a two way street, when you refuse to talk to them during the planning phases and coming in after the project is approved saying they refuse to talk to you now – could be you missed the boat and have to settle with what you get

Should probably get a Saskatchewan band looking for a donation fairly soon…

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