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B.C. First Nation to present oral evidence about Trans Mountain expansion impact – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201839 Views

December 3, 2018

NANAIMO, B.C. — The Tsleil-Waututh Nation will be presenting Indigenous oral traditional evidence to the National Energy Board at a hearing in Nanaimo, B.C.

A news release says the board is hearing new evidence about the environmental effects of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion including adverse effects of shipping to species at risk such as southern resident killer whales.

The oral traditional evidence will focus on potential impacts the project would pose to the Tsleil-Waututh culture and way of life, including their cultural relationships with whales, and how the expansion, if approved, would violate Tsleil-Waututh laws.

The Tsleil-Waututh will also file scientific expert reports with the board as evidence regarding potential impacts from shipping.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/b-c-first-nation-to-present-oral-evidence-about-trans-mountain-expansion-impact-1.4202165

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