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
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