Subsurface Resources

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After implementing the treaty, NStQ will own subsurface resources on or under NStQ Treaty Settlement Lands. These resources include earth materials, rocks, minerals, coal, petroleum and natural gas, as well as geothermal resources and fossils.

NStQ will have law making authority for subsurface resources and development on Settlement Lands, except for nuclear energy. All rents and royalties to Tenured Subsurface Resources that BC would be entitled to after the Final Agreement is reached will be paid to NStQ if those resources are owned by BC.