Environmental Group ‘Appalled’ by PNG Approval
Prince George, B.C.- Moments after the official announcement that the Federal Government has given the Pacific Northwest LNG project the green light, the Wilderness Committee has issued a statement opposing the decision.
“We’re absolutely appalled that this project has been given the go-ahead,” said Wilderness Committee Climate Campaigner Peter McCartney in a prepared statement. “Pacific NorthWest LNG poses a grave threat to our global climate, salmon in the Skeena River and the way of life of Indigenous people who live there.”
Pacific NorthWest LNG is slated to be built on Lelu Island, and those who oppose the project say it will endanger the eelgrass bed that supports 88 per cent of the salmon in the Skeena River
Members of the Lax Kw’alaams have been occupying the site in their traditional territory for over a year to halt work on the project.
“This is a huge wake-up call for all of the people who have mobilized to shut these LNG plans down,” said McCartney. “It’s a sign that grassroots opposition needs to ramp up.”