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Environmental Group ‘Appalled’ by PNG Approval

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 6:23 PM

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.”



Good ,build it, we need the work.

Can you imagine the hue and cry if the Conservatives were still in power and this decision was made.?

Even so **Sunny days and sunny ways** Trudeau will get an earful on this one.

I’m not a fan of selling out our resources on the cheap to foreign companies, for no other reason than to provide a few jobs, and get reelected .

    Agreed, Christy Clark was so desperate to get even one LNG project going, she virtually gave our natural gas away! They put her over a barrel and she gave it up like the eager high school graduate she is.

For those that don’t know, Canada has always given away its resources.Its part of our history.

Canada has not always **given** away our resources, although there are many instances where we came close. Tumbler Ridge coal mines come to mind.

You can’t pay for all the programs and freebies if you can’t sell your resources. I was in the coal business in Tumbler. The customer buying the coal paid market price for the coal to the company that owned the mine. Nothing to do with giving away resources. If there are numerous groups with the hand out waiting for free money, it doesn’t come from the cash fairy. It comes from royalties and profits and taxes etc.

Too bad!

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