B.C. First Nations fear being cut out of LNG windfall

The Calgary Herald

First Nations fear they are being cut out of a potential $2.5 billion windfall from the development of B.C.’s liquefied natural gas and mining sector and want the provincial government to mandate at least a quarter of those projects to use energy from B.C.’s independent power producers.

The income could flow to more than 100 First Nations and up to 9,500 spinoff jobs could be created through equity stakes in the mostly run-ofriver hydro projects, royalties from the private sector and revenue sharing with the provincial government, according to a study being presented today at the Clean Energy Association of B.C.’s annual conference…more
 

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