Monday, March 20, 2023

KSI Lisims LNG to proceed to Environmental Assessment

A second First Nations led LNG project is moving forward in the application process , with the British Columbia Environmental Asessment Agency announcing last week that the KSI Lisims project will move towards its Environmental Asssessment

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The March 16th decision notes of the work of dispute resolution facilitator which was called in to address concerns of the Lax Kw'alaams Band, though no details on what those discussion resulted in was disclosed as part of Thursday's announcement.

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The Full documentation related to the KSI Lisims project can be reviewed from this link to the BCEAA website.

With the approval from the provincial agency, Nisga'a Lisims Government President Eva Clayton issued her own statement hailing the decision and noting how it followed shortly after approval of the Hsiala LNG initiative.  

The Nisga'a leader's notes for the membership  also calling for an upgraded electrical grid to help move the pace of the project forward and improve the reliability of electricity for the Nisga'a Nation.

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The KSI Lisims website has yet to update its flow of information to reflect the recent decision, but you can get more background on the project from it here.

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross, who has been among the strongest advocates of LNG project development tin the Northwest and the BC Liberal Party critic on the issue, has raised the lack of movement by the NDP government on the twin proposals in recent months in the Legislature.

He offered up a short comment today on the success of the two Indigenous led projects.

Our archive of LNG projects in the Northwest, past, present and the future can be explored here.

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