MEDIA ADVISORY - Press Conference: Fort Nelson First Nation Calls for Halt to Shale Gas Water Licenses

FORT NELSON, BC, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW/ -

What: Leaders of Fort Nelson First Nation are traveling to Vancouver to discuss their concerns about the Province's intention to issue 20 long-term water withdrawal licenses for shale gas extraction in their territory. A rush by natural gas companies to acquire long-term rights to remove billions of litres of water from rivers and lakes must be stopped pending proper management, Fort Nelson First Nation is warning the BC government.

When: Tuesday Nov. 13 - 9:30 AM

Where: Union of BC Indian Chiefs office (500 - 342 Water St., Vancouver)

Who: Fort Nelson First Nation Chief, Councillors and community members, independent energy and water expert Ben Parfitt of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Note: Broadcast quality HD video and high-resolution photos of Fort Nelson First Nation territory, water and shale gas industry activities will be made available to media for use in stories. Media is also invited to a public meeting with more detailed discussion of the same topic on Nov. 13 at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 E. Broadway) - doors open 6:30, event from 7-9:30 pm.

SOURCE: Fort Nelson First Nation

For further information:

For media inquires contact:

- Damien Gillis, media coordinator: 604-780-2544 /
Lana Lowe, Fort Nelson First Nation Lands Director: 250-500-1072 /

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