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British Columbia Appoints Envoy to Ease Natural Gas Pipeline Clash

Jan. 27, 2020, 11:03 PM

British Columbia has appointed an envoy to resolve an escalating dispute with a First Nation over a critical natural gas pipeline.

Premier John Horgan named former member of Parliament Nathan Cullen as the province’s liaison Monday in calming the protests and police standoff with the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northern British Columbia.

The chiefs’ opposition to the C$6.2 billion Coastal GasLink project, intended to supply a major liquefied natural gas export facility on the Pacific coast, has sparked a blockade against construction workers and demonstrations across Canada.

“I’m pleased that all parties have agreed to the appointment...

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