Indigenous leaders feel the heat for supporting LNG industry – Prince George Daily News

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Indigenous leaders who support a liquefied natural gas industry in B.C. are feeling the heat for choices.

“To promote LNG, it’s a tough job,” said Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO of the First Nations LNG Alliance during an all-day conference and job fair at the Civic Centre Thursday. “It’s not about me, it’s about our people. We just want a better quality of life for our people.”

She said it has been hard over the last few months since a blockade, supported by some Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, was removed south of Houston. The blockade was an attempt to halt Coastal GasLink’s construction of a natural gas pipeline from Dawson Creek to Kitimat.

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