Zimmer Introduces Pro-LNG Petition
Ottawa, Ont. – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George- Peace River- Northern Rockies, has risen in the House of Commons to present an e-petition in support of LNG projects.
The petition, which carried just over 1,900 signatures, was first initiated in Fort St. John and is one of a number of initiatives residents of Zimmer’s constituency have undertaken to show support for LNG development in Northern B.C.
In presenting the petition, M.P. Zimmer said “The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to support residents, families, communities, and businesses of Canada by saying yes to liquefied natural gas and approve B.C. LNG projects such as Pacific NorthWest LNG; to establish as a clean energy global leader by providing access to much needed LNG resources to markets in areas such as Asia, assisting in the reduction of global GHG emissions; to reduce the federal deficit through significant contributions of federal, provincial, municipal governments via taxes and royalties related to LNG; and, last, to help stimulate the economy and put Canadians back to work in rural communities, such as my own and the ones in northeastern British Columbia, with the approval of B.C. LNG projects.”
While there have been numerous LNG projects proposed for B.C., not one has come to fruition, largely because the commodity price has plunged.
Zimmer said he hopes the petition will encourage a positive decision by the Federal Government “I trust that this timely petition will positively influence the Prime Minister and his Cabinet with their upcoming decision on Pacific NorthWest LNG, as we know Minister McKenna received the CEAA report last week.”