Fort Nelson First Nation wants portion of shale gas royalties

first_imgThe band’s population is small at around 800, but its territory is about the size of New Brunswick and contains three of B.C.’s four shale-gas reserves: the Horn River, Liard and Cordova Basins.The Globe says even if only a handful of the proposed LNG plants are built on the B.C. north coast, the Chief expects a six-fold increase in exploration, drilling, and fracking activity. It adds the First Nation anticipates current environmental impacts will include a loss of groundwater, air pollution from three gas plants, and damage from nearly 80,000 kilometres of seismic cut lines.The paper quotes Chief Gale as saying her band is seeking a balanced, solutions-based approach between environmental protection and job creation. Specifically, the band wants a portion of shale gas royalties, not unlike a condition the Premier has demanded for allowing new pipelines to take Alberta oil to the coast.- Advertisement -The article cites her exact words as ,“We want world-class partnerships to go with those world-class resources.” To read the full Globe and Mail article, click here.last_img read more

MOTORISTS WARNED TO TAKE CARE AFTER MAJOR OIL SPILLAGE

first_imgMotorists have been warned to take extra care after a bad oil spillage at the back of Errigal Road.The area of road has yet to be treated and Gardai are warning people to drive with extra care.The road near Dunlewey is believed to the the worst affected. MOTORISTS WARNED TO TAKE CARE AFTER MAJOR OIL SPILLAGE was last modified: November 18th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img