You asked. We answered.
Following are some common questions we would like to answer in relation to access to the right of way via the Morice River Bridge crossing.
Question: Are you trying to remove and dismantle the camp?
Answer:Coastal GasLink is looking for peaceful access across the bridge and a public road to get to our right of way, which is approximately one kilometre from the camp.
Construction and pre-construction will not impact the camp. In fact, the camp can continue with its activities. Our pipeline right of way isn’t near the camp, and does not overlap or directly affect it.
Question: Why did you take this action?
Answer:We took legal action as a last resort and only after six years of unsuccessful efforts to find a mutual solution with the camp.
This is not an outcome we ever wanted.
Question: First Nations say you do not have the consent of the hereditary chiefs. Is that true?
Answer:Coastal GasLink has support from elected Indigenous groups as well as hereditary chiefs on this project.
Helen Michelle, who has been a hereditary chief for 43 years:
Question: Is this pipeline a threat to the traditional lands and territories of First Nations?
Answer: We understand that communities and First Nations want to protect the water and the land. We want that too. And we are committed to doing that, with our plans outlined in the 7,200-page Environmental Assessment Certificate.
This pipeline is an example of how economic development and environmental protection can co-exist. Coastal GasLink Pipeline will safely deliver natural gas from the Dawson Creek area to the proposed LNG facility near Kitimat, B.C., where it will be transformed into a liquid for export. Natural Gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, while LNG is non-explosive, non-toxic and non-corrosive.
You can learn more about our commitment to protecting the environment here.
Property tax revenues from Coastal GasLink can help build things like schools, roads and hospitals.