The Council of Canadians is opposed to the building of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals and pipelines in British Columbia. There are currently 18 LNG terminals proposed to be constructed on the BC coastline along with numerous pipelines that would supply them with fracked gas.
– If just five of these LNG terminals were to be built, the facilities would release 13 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The fracking and transport of the gas would generate an additional 15 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
– The gas needed for five of these LNG terminals would also require an estimated 582 billion litres of water from BC's rivers, lakes and streams. And just five LNG terminals could require an estimated 39,000 new wells by 2040, the majority of which would likely be fracked.