ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS – Huu-ay-aht vote yes

by Katya Slepian – Alberni Valley News
posted Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM— updated Nov 29, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Further exploration of the proposed $30 billion LNG facility at Sarita Bay can now go ahead, following an affirmative vote from the Huu-ay-aht First Nations. 121 out of the 200 votes cast at the People’s Assembly on Saturday, Nov. 29 were in favour of continued exploration of the proposed facility.

Huu-ay-aht elected chief councillor Jeff Cook said that he felt good about the vote, despite the tension in the room.

“Although there was some division in the room, I think at the end of the day we all recognized the democratic decision,” he said.

With an affirmative from the Huu-ay-aht people, the project can now move ahead into the second stage of the project.

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