The creation of cabins and other forms of construction has become part of the focus by participants of the ongoing protest, with those that have assembled on Lelu Island having a number of concerns over the plans of Pacific NorthWest LNG to develop the location as a terminal site.
In a media release from today, the Prince Rupert Port Authority as the administrator of federal crown lands on Lelu Island notes that it has not authorized the presence of those currently in place at Lelu Island, or the construction of structures by those individuals who are using the area as a base for their protest.
“We respect the right of any individual or group to express their opinions concerning port development if it is done in a safe and peaceful manner. However, raising makeshift structures does not meet that definition and has not been authorized.” -- Don Krusel, President & CEO of the Port of Prince Rupert on the topic of the encampment at Lelu Island
|One of the structures constructed
on Lelu Island by those protesting
plans of Pacific NorthWest LNG to
build an LNG terminal at Lelu
(from the Stop Pacific NorthWest LNG
The group that is currently on Lelu Island have been set up in a camp since last summer, providing updates on developments through a facebook page in recent month, though there hasn't been anything new posted to their site since late March.
Among the items of interest posted to their facebook site over the months have been a number of photos of the progress of the construction of the campsite since they took up their positions on Lelu Island.
The group has also created a website for what has become known as the Lax U'u'la Camp, though contributions to that portal have diminished over the months.
You can review the full statement from the Port here.
For more items related to the proposed LNG development at Lelu Island, see our Pacific NorthWest LNG archive page here.