The Coastal GasLink pipeline project is a critical part in kick-starting Canada’s LNG industry after a historic $40 billion investment was announced by LNG Canada in 2018.
It’s a $6.2 billion investment in new construction that will create up to 2,500 high quality, well-paying jobs.
It has led the way in consulting and engaging with Indigenous communities along the route with over 15,000 interaction. Coastal GasLink has awarded $620 million in contract work to Indigenous businesses with another anticipated $400 million in additional contract and employment opportunities for Indigenous and local B.C. communities.
The project has agreements in place with all of the elected Indigenous bands along the pipeline route.
It’s a big win for B.C. and a big win for Canada.
But that hasn’t stopped opponents from trying to once again delay a major pipeline project. Blockades on public roads and protests at MLA offices threaten to grind this project down right before the pipeline is set to begin construction.
The workers and Indigenous communities relying on the benefits that come with this pipeline deserve certainty.
It’s why we’ve started a letter writing campaign directed to B.C’s provincial government asking them to stand firm behind this project. We need committed leadership from our public leaders to provide certainty in the weeks ahead.
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