Huu-ay-aht First Nations citizens made history, becoming the first British Columbia Nation to approve a co-management development arrangement for an LNG export facility. On 25 March, Huu-ay-aht citizens voted 70% in support for the proposed Sarita LNG Project with Steelhead LNG. The proposed LNG facility, which also received unanimous support of Huu-ay-aht's Haw'iih Council (Hereditary Chiefs) and elected Executive Council, could be an economic game changer for the nation of 750 people.
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The Huu-ay-aht citizen approval is particularly significant because it marks one of the earliest points in project development at which a First Nation community has voted to approve an LNG export facility or pipeline project in British Columbia.
The resounding positive vote means that Huu-ay-aht and Steelhead LNG will move forward with a co-management relationship to develop the proposed facility on Huu-ay-aht owned land in their h?ahuuli (traditional territory), on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The Sarita LNG facility is in the preliminary engineering and conceptual design stage.
Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/clean-fuels/28032017/huu-ay-aht-makes-history/