Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tsawwassen First Nation Members Vote against Proposed LNG Facility

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tsawwassen First Nation Members Vote against Proposed LNG Facility

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LNG facility rejected by B.C. First Nation

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DELTA, B.C. - The Tsawwassen First Nation in B.C. says its members have voted against the proposed development of a liquefied natural gas export facility on its territory.

Of the 139 people who voted, 53 per cent opposed the plan while 46 per cent supported the plan.

As a result of the vote, the Tsawwassen First Nation says it will "not be moving forward with any additional discussion regarding this proposed LNG concept."

The proposed export site would have processed three- to five-million tonnes of LNG annually, with natural gas coming through an extension of an existing pipeline about 10 kilometres away.

In November, the leadership of the tiny First Nation in suburban Vancouver encouraged its 290 eligible members to vote in favour of the LNG export facility, saying the potential benefits outweighed limited drawbacks. …

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