Tsawwassen First Nation members have voted against a proposed liquefied natural gas export facility on their lands near Delta at Roberts Bank.
Seventy-four members opposed the concept, while 65 supported it.
The proposed development was for an 80-acre facility that would have stationed three tankers and that would have produce three to five million tonnes of LNG annually.
Chief Bryce Williams, on behalf of the TFN Executive Council, made the following comment:
“On behalf of the TFN Executive Council, I would like to thank all Members for the considerable time, energy and effort they spent during the consultation process to consider these proposals. I was extremely impressed with the level of engagement we saw during the vote. It was clear to me that our community educated itself and made a well-informed choice. I look forward to continuing to work with our community as we work to secure our long-term goal of building a healthy and sustainable future for our children. “
Williams adds as a result of the decision, TFN will not be moving forward with further discussions about the LNG concept.