A major LNG proposal is pressing pause in order to meet conditions laid out by concerned First Nations.
Woodfibre LNG says it has been granted a temporary suspension of its environmental assessment, which was scheduled to end in a few weeks.
The company says it has presseed pause in order to work with Squamish First Nation after submitting to the band’s own review process.
Squamish First Nation says it has no intention of supporting the proposal until the company meets 26 conditions including what it calls five major ones.
Among the five big conditions are examining the plant’s water discharge plans to minimize impact on fish, allow First Nations a right of way, install an underground pipeline to minimize impacts on a wildlife area, and for Woodfibre to beef up its insurance.
Woodfibre had hoped to begin construction this year with the goal of becoming operational in 2018.