24 Dec '12, 11am

Gas & Petroleum Development Banned In Sacred Waters Of British Columbia

Gas & Petroleum Development Banned In Sacred Waters Of British Columbia

The British Columbia government has stopped natural gas and petroleum development in the Klappan region of northwest British Columbia. Shell Oil was the chief corporation interested in exploring natural resources there for fossil-fuel development. The region is wild land containing the Stikine, Nass, and Skeena rivers, which are used by salmon for their spawning and migrations. Because of its beauty and the presence of indigenous people, the Klappan is also called the Sacred Waters. It is also the area where the rivers listed above join. The Tahltan Nation website published remarks about the historical decision. “The Klappan is one of the most sacred and important areas for our people. It is a place of tremendous cultural, spiritual, historic and social importance – our people do not want to see it developed, and we look forward to working with British Columbia on achievin...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/12/24/gas-petroleum-develop...

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