According to the National Energy Council on Monday, British Columbia's protection of salmon, animals and land in the Fraser Valley is the eternal responsibility of the First Nations, and the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline and the risks of damaging the homes and cultures of Aboriginal Peoples. bears.
But Stó: Chief Tribal Commander McNeil: Cheam First Nation Tribal Council and Councilman Andrew Victor did not say that the board of directors was completely opposed to the expansion project with the start of the trials in Victoria.
Victor stated that Stó: lo, including Cheam First Nation, should want to see the rationale for the pipeline expansion project; this involved the completion of environmental assessments examining the risks and impacts of leaks.
The Council also wants to be part of ongoing consultations and environmental assessments, he added.
. We need justification, Victor said Victor.
Karşı Stó: Lo faces uncertainty about the impact of the project on our lifestyle. We want to see it done right. "
After he gave his statement, McNeil said: de In our tribal council, some of our communities support it, not others. Kend
The proceedings at Victoria will gather evidence from the Indigenous groups on the pipeline expansion project and its potential impact on the marine environment. The Board was in Calgary earlier this month, and from December 3 to December 6, Nanaimo, B.C.
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On 20 November 2018, Lauren Pullen published this report after the National Energy Board started its second review of the Trans Mountain pipeline project.
The new hearings took place after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned its first approval of enlargement, since the federal government did not adequately consult the First Nations or considered the impact of tanker traffic on the marine environment.
On the board, there will be 30 domestic interlocutors from B.C., Alberta and the United States.
McNeil told the board that Stó: Lo called the Fraser River because he fed and nurtured them.
. We've been here since the beginning of time, Mc McNeil said. “We will continue to be here. That's why we're here this morning, because we're going to keep looking at what's important to us. "
Stó: Lo said he believes they are responsible for looking at everything they see, including Chinook salmon, the main food source for threatened southern calm killer whales.
. Part of this conversation is what measures have been taken to start such a project, Mc said McNeil. Şey When we say everything, this is the land in English, this is water, air, four-legged, winged, scanners, diggers, everything. Whether or not a person, we have a responsibility for him. "
The federal government announced last May that it will spend 4.5 billion dollars to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan. The expansion of the pipeline would have tripled the capacity of the pipeline from Northern Alberta to Burnaby, B.C. & # 39;