Defend our climate. Stand with the Gitanyow hereditary chiefs!

The leaders of the Gitanyow Nation in northern B.C. are calling for a pause in the government’s review of the Ksi Lisims LNG terminal.

The Gitanyow chiefs say Ksi Lisims has yet to provide key information about impacts on climate and salmon.

This massive LNG and pipeline proposal is backed by the Nisga’a Nation and a group of oil companies from Texas and Alberta. They claim that fracking, shipping and burning another 12 million tonnes of fossil fuel per year will be good for the climate.

The Gitanyow live next door and rely on salmon from the Nass River, where the terminal would operate until the year 2066. The chiefs are asking for evidence to back up the LNG company’s claims, so they can assess the impacts on their food security, watershed and way of life.

Alarmingly, there appears to be no data behind the supposed climate benefits, and no serious scientific study of the terminal’s impact on salmon habitat in the Nass River estuary. Yet the B.C. government is speeding along with its review of Ksi Lisims LNG.

The Gitanyow chiefs are urging B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office to pause its review of the gas terminal until the missing information can be gathered. Send Minister Heyman and the EAO a letter supporting the Gitanyow chiefs’ call for evidence and facts.