During a visit to the expert panel mandated to modernise the National Energy Board (NEB) in Montreal (Mohawk Territory), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to reiterate that First Nations in Quebec opposed TransCanada's Energy East pipeline by way of resolution in June 2016.
The AFNQL resolution, dated 15 June 2016, demands an overhaul of the Energy East project review process. The federal government, on the other hand, announced that the review of the Energy East project by the NEB would follow its course, with a few minor adjustments, and would not be affected by the NEB ‘modernisation’.
“122 First Nations in Canada and the US, including many in Quebec, have said no to Energy East and have committed, by signing the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands expansion, to stop the Kinder Morgan, Line 3 and Keystone XL tar sands pipelines, as well as tar sands by rail transport projects such as the Belledune project,” said the Chief of Ekuanitshit, Jean-Charles Piétacho, the Nation Innue's spokesperson on fossil fuels.
“First Nations invite our allies, especially Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and leaders of environmental groups to join the circle in the fight against Energy East,” said the Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard.
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