A BC First Nation in Prince Rupert is being offered more than $1-billion to approve a liquefied natural gas facility on its land.
Pacific NorthWest LNG is trying to build an LNG plant at the Prince Rupert harbour, alongside a pipeline.
The benefits offered to the Lax Kw’alaams Band include more than $1-billion in payments, government land and jobs over 40 years.
The band has posted the details online, also citing the project’s impact on marine life and air quality.
A Pacific Northwest spokesperson says the company believes the First Nation should share in the project’s success, with this “fair and substantive offer.”
The project has so far received environmental approval from the Provincial Government, but not the Federal Government.
The band is set to hold meetings on it this month, followed by a vote.
The band has not returned a phone call for comment.