BC Strikes LNG Land Deal with Haisla
Move designed to fast track LNG project
Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross says a deal struck today with the province will provide the certainty needed for LNG and other projects to move forward on Haisla territory.
The agreement will allow the Haisla to purchase or lease up to 700 hectares of Crown land along the west side of Douglas Channel in the areas around Haisla Reserve #6, and as well as acquire a foreshore lease there.
The Haisla can then work with industry to develop a liquefied natural gas export operation on the land.
The land -- which is within the District of Kitimat boundaries -- is currently undeveloped and unserviced.
Ross says the agreement will benefit the Haisla, as well as all British Columbians and Canadians.
The B.C. government is pushing to have three LNG terminals running by 2020.
Three have been proposed at Kitimat and two companies are looking at the potential in Prince Rupert.