With LNG developments still operating or underway in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, BC and elsewhere, does the 1726 treaty have application to current developments?


LOOKING BACK – 1726 British-Passamaquoddy Treaty Flummoxes Downeast LNG

Jan 28, 2016
Bob Godfrey

Robert Godfrey

Proprietor at Quoddy Loop Virtual Tour Guide

A 1726 Treaty guarantees Passamaquoddy rights in the Canadian marine waterway — killing Downeast LNG’s argument that the developer doesn’t have to abide by US Coast Guard’s requirement to obtain Passamaquoddy Tribal agreement for shared waterway use (LNG ship transits).

Canada is obligated by treaty to enforce Passamaquoddy rights in the waterway — supporting US Coast Guard prohibition of LNG ship transits without Passamaquoddy consent.
Both the US and Canada also have obligations under the UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples that both countries signed.
Downeast LNG now has the added problem of treaty rights and a UN declaration prohibiting the proposed LNG terminal project. Will Downeast LNG president Dean Girdis and company finally see the light and stop hemorrhaging money and effort over an ill-sited, ill-timed, wrong-headed and impossible project?
Read the details from files we posted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Downeast LNG docket. http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?document_id=14421686

Source: 1726 British-Passamaquoddy Treaty Flummoxes Downeast LNG | Robert Godfrey | LinkedIn


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