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11 Jan 2019

Chantelle Bellrichard, CBC

Deal reached between Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs & RCMP over road access for pipeline company

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After three days of talks with the RCMP, the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs say an agreement has been reached over the enforcement of an interim injunction order to allow pipeline workers into the nation's traditional territory... They have agreed to allow the company access to do pre-construction work as specified in the interim injunction order for the time being... "We are adamantly opposed to this proposed project and that will never change, but we are here to ensure the safety of our people," said Chief Na'Moks.

... Coastal GasLink president Rick Gateman... described the talks as productive and respectful. "As a result of these discussions, we have worked out many of the details that are required for us to have free access to the bridge and beyond," he said... The chiefs have said Thursday's deal doesn't mean they're consenting to the Coastal GasLink pipeline being built through their traditional territory. "This is not consultation or accommodation in any sense," said Na'Moks... LNG Canada, whose liquefied natural gas export terminal the pipeline connects to, issued a statement... "Despite opposition Coastal GasLink is currently facing, LNG Canada has every intention to continue to advance our project and maintain our construction schedule to deliver jobs and economic benefits to First Nations, local residents and British Columbians," CEO Andy Calitz said.