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The BC government and the Haisla Nation have unveiled a plan to get the wheels in motion for another liquified natural gas export facility in the northwest.
The deal allows the Haisla to buy or lease 700 hectares of crown land and then independently negotiate with energy companies for a potential export facility.
Haisla elected chief councillor Ellis Ross, who opposes the Northern Gateway project, says working with L-N-G is a safer bet.
"They're very fearful of the product itself and the inability to actually pick the product if it gets into the environment. Whereas natural gas has totally different characteristics."
Two L-N-G facilities in the region have received export licenses from the National Energy Board in recent times.