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BC First Nations groups file suit to stop LNG project

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The proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project ran into another roadblock this week, with the filing of a lawsuit by First Nations groups who argue they were not properly consulted.

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The proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project is a project which a consortium led by Malaysia's Petronas plans to build on an island off the northwest coast of British Columbia, Platts reports.

A group of hereditary chiefs with the Gitxsan First Nation, representing several sub-groups of indigenous people who live in the interior of the province, are seeking to overturn the federal government's approval of the project.

The suit brings to four the number of legal actions filed by Native American groups to try to halt the proposed $8.32 billion (C$11 billion) LNG export project.

Yvonne Lattie, Gitxsan hereditary chief of the Wilp Gwininitw group, and Charlie Wright Gitxsan, hereditary chief of Wiip Luutkudziwuus, announced the request for judicial review in Vancouver.

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