BC indigenous leaders seek UN support against gas project

May 12, 2016

UNITED NATIONS — First Nations leaders from British Columbia brought their fight against a proposed liquefied natural gas project in the province to the U.N. on Thursday, saying it could threaten the wild salmon habitat on their ancestral lands.

The group sought the support of United Nations members for its demand that the Canadian government reject the $36-billion Pacific Northwest LNG project, which is being advanced by Malaysia’s state oil company, Petronas.