Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has come to Metro Vancouver’s backyard, along the beautiful shores of Howe Sound. And right now, we have an opportunity to stand up and say NO.
Woodfibre LNG is proposing the construction of a new gas liquefaction plant on the site of an old pulp mill near Squamish, BC. Major concerns have been raised over the project and its impacts on local air quality, water quality and the recovering ecosystem of Howe Sound.
People packed the lecture hall at the University of Winnipeg on Monday, and they packed the community hall in St. Norbert on Wednesday, to hear panelists sharing facts about the monster upon us. Manitoba, Winnipeg, and especially the small community of St. Norbert, are now at the front line of Canada's dangerous pursuit of oil. This is ground zero in the push to stabilize our climate, move our lives towards responsible energy sources and end our fossil fuel addiction.
Liquefied Natural Gas Plans Clash With Climate Action
Does anyone else feel like the past year has been jam-packed with promises from the BC government? The idea is always the same: Have no fear, LNG is here.
LNG, or liquefied natural gas, has been trumpeted as British Columbia's economic saviour. However, more and more people are coming to realize that this new industry – which is based on the extraction, production and export of fossil fuels – will never be as "clean and prosperous" as we've been led to believe.