A potential road block on the path to building the Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish.
Squamish Nation Council lawyer, Aaron Bruce, says his clients want the province and the proponent to enter into a legal contract honouring 26 conditions drafted in a new independent environmental assessment– If they don’t, no deal.
“Squamish Nation will only approve this project if the environmental standards are up to its standards. Now we need to sit down with the proponents and the province and talk about entering into some legally binding agreement. Squamish doesn’t just want to have these as assertions, they’re very serious about having these conditions fulfilled by the proponents, and will only except these conditions being a legally binding agreement. ”
Some of the conditions call for further studies, access to land, and insurance should something happen that harms its members.
“Squamish doesn’t just want to have these as assertions; they are very serious about having these conditions fulfilled by the proponents, and will only accept these conditions being a legally binding agreement.”
Members of the Squamish Nation Council will vote on the Woodfibre LNG proposal at the end of July.
The council represents about 4,000 members.