Gitxsan First Nation to launch litigation on Pacific Northwest LNG

The Gitxsan First Nation are heading to court on Tuesday as they join a wave of legal challenges against Pacific Northwest LNG project that was approved by the federal government.

The group's traditional territory is in northwestern BC, near the area where a $11.4 billion dollar Pacific Northwest LNG export terminal would be built close to Prince Rupert.

The lawsuit alleges that through the environmental process there was a lack of consultation with affected First Nations.

The federal government announced its approval of the 36 billion dollar terminal and pipeline project in September, subject to 190 conditions, including a cap on carbon emissions.

The $36 billion dollar project is proposed for Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, something that First Nations involved feel will greatly affect the salmon industry.