Earlier this year we sent a survey to Lax Kw’alaams members to help us understand how the community is feeling about communications and proposed LNG projects in our traditional territory. As part of the survey, we asked members to share their biggest questions about LNG and LNG projects.

The green buttons below represent most popular questions that members asked. In some cases, the questions are in members’ exact words, other times we paraphrased to represent several members’ questions at once. Click on the buttons to see the answers.

To help organize the information, we have grouped the questions and answers into key themes, in blue. If you click on the blue buttons, you will only see questions and answers related to that theme.

Your questions and opinions matter to us. We will continue to add questions and answers as members complete the second survey on key issues facing our community.

Environment and Heatlh
Q. What impact will LNG pipelines and facilities have on the land?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. What are the potential impacts to human health?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. Will LNG development affect our traditional foods? Will it affect our way of living and harvesting seafood?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. What safety measures would be in place to protect our land and people?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. What emergency plans are in place?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. What would be the effects of an LNG spill from a ship?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. What would be the effects of an LNG spill at a facility?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. What is the likelihood of an LNG leak?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. What would be the effects of an LNG leak from a pipeline?
Environment and Heatlh
Q: Will we have access to traditional lands during and after development?
Environment and Heatlh
Q. How will LNG plants and ship traffic affect our fish and water?
Financial
Q. Are people being paid off, i.e. receiving benefits from LNG developers?
Financial
Q. Will the people managing money be responsible?
Financial
Q. Who will manage any Band money involved?
Economic Benefits
Q. Will the cost of living change?
Economic Benefits
Q. Will LNG bring money to the community? How will it affect our infrastructure and access to services?
Economic Benefits
Q. How long will the jobs last?
Economic Benefits
Q. Will there be job opportunities for off-reserve members?
Economic Benefits
Q. Will Lax Kw’alaams members get priority for jobs?
Economic Benefits
Q. Will Lax Kw’alaams members be trained or will the companies just hire out?
Economic Benefits
Q. What type of jobs will be created?
Economic Benefits
Q. Will there be any money or other benefits for band members?
Economic Benefits
Q. How will Lax Kw’alaams benefit from LNG development in the area?
Decision making
Q. Will members have a say in what happens?
Decision making
Q. How will decisions be communicated to members?
Decision making
Q. Has Lax Kw’alaams Band entered into any agreements regarding LNG?
Decision making
Q. Who is working on behalf of Lax Kw’alaams to make decisions?
LNG Proposals
Q. What has to happen before a project can start?
LNG Proposals
Q. What projects are proposed in our territory? Where will they be located?
Facilities
Q. Is it safe to operate LNG facilities in our territory?
Facilities
Q. Where are we sending LNG and how is it transported?
Facilities
Q. How do we get natural gas out of the ground and turn it into LNG?
Facilities
Q. LNG, what the heck is it? So much talk about LNG projects and we don’t even know what it is.