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Delta-Richmond, Surrey chapters protest Woodfibre LNG terminal

Protest in Squamish

The Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond and Surrey chapters, along with Council of Canadians organizer Harjap Grewal, were in Squamish yesterday afternoon – with more than 500 other people – for a protest against the proposed Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal there. The community of Squamish is located about 75 kilometres north of Vancouver.

The Squamish Chief reports, “Hundreds gathered at Nexen Beach and marched down to the Woodfibre LNG office to protest the Woodfibre and Fortis projects on Sunday (March 29). The event was organized by Squamish First Nation and My Sea to Sky.” To watch a video of the closing speech by Khelsilem from the Squamish Nation/ Skwomesh Action, please click here.

Last week, Council of Canadians water campaigner Emma Lui sent our submission to the British Columbia Environment Assessment Office calling on the B.C. government to reject the Woodfibre LNG project. Lui writes, “If approved the Woodfibre terminal, seven kilometres from downtown Squamish, would produce roughly 2.1 million metric tonnes of liquefied natural gas, fracked gas that has been turned into liquid by cooling the gas to -163C. The LNG would then be shipped on tankers through Howe Sound for export.”

On September 25, 2014, the Council of Canadians co-sponsored an “LNG and Petro-State Politics” public forum in Squamish featuring Andrew Nikiforuk. To watch an hour-long video of that forum in opposition to the Woodfibre LNG terminal, please click here.

For more on Council of Canadians opposition to the LNG agenda, please click here.