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Expansion of Trans Mountain pipeline poses risks that could harm homes, culture: B.C. First Nations leaders – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201845 Views

November 26, 2018

Protection of salmon, animals and the land in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia is an eternal responsibility of First Nations and the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline poses risks that could harm the homes and culture of Aboriginal Peoples, the National Energy Board heard Monday.

But Chief Tyrone McNeil of the Sto:lo Tribal Council and councillor Andrew Victor of the Cheam First Nation did not say they are completely opposed to the expansion project as the board began hearings in Victoria.

Victor said the Sto:lo, which includes the Cheam First Nation, want to see grounds for the pipeline expansion project, including the completion of environmental assessments that examine the risks and impacts of a spill.

Read More: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-serious-concerns-about-potential-impacts-of-an-expanded-trans-mountain/

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