Lelu Island and Flora Banks at low tide.

 

In May 2015, the Lax Kw’alaams community votes no unanimously against an LNG facility and marine terminal on Lelu Island.

An island encampment was set up in order to protect traditional territories of the Gitgwil gyoots people. They had a lot of support from organizations who also wanted to protect the Skeena River and Flora Banks in order to protect some of the few remaining habitats for wild salmon smolt.

The camp was successful. The company (Petronas/Pacific Northwest LNG) was kept from doing most of their preliminary research on the island thanks to many brave individuals. The official statement from the company claimed that they had discontinued the project due to a lack of demand in a changed global market place.

See the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Stop-Pacific-NorthWest-LNGPetronas-on-Lelu-Island-949045868451061/

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