Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project (PRGT) has signed a Project Agreement with the Metlakatla First Nation, a member of the Coast Tsimshian Nation. The Project Agreement – the eighth with First Nations along the pipeline route – outlines financial and other benefits and commitments that will be provided for as long as the project is in service.
“Achieving this agreement with the Metlakatla First Nation is a major milestone for us, particularly since it has a significant interest in the Skeena estuary and wants to ensure that the environment around the Pacific NorthWest liquefaction facility is protected. The agreement is a strong indicator of the importance we place on engaging with First Nations to ensure their input on environmental and cultural impacts is genuinely incorporated into our project, and that they benefit from the construction and operation of the PRGT pipeline project,” said Dean Patry, president of PRGT. “We are pleased that the Metlakatla First Nation will have a role in monitoring the construction and operation of the project.”