WesPac Midstream wants to build a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal on the Fraser River in Delta, B.C. The terminal would serve as an export facility for fracking operations in north eastern B.C. and would result in up to 120 LNG tankers and 90 LNG barges on the Fraser River annually. The company has not adequately addressed concerns about the project’s climate change impacts, how tankers will navigate a narrow and busy passageway, or the potential ecological impacts on the Fraser River.
You can see a detailed description of the project here.
The B.C. government has suggested that a provincial environmental assessment would be adequate. It is not. The federal government has given the general public until June 24 to submit comments on the need for a federal review of the project.
Recognizing that the provincial government has been a booster of the LNG industry despite mounting public concern, we must ensure that the federal government does it’s own assessment. Send a message today to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and ask for a federal review for this project that considers the location of the facility, the tanker routes on the Fraser River, safety concerns, as well as watershed and climate change implications resulting from the extraction, shipment and consumption of shale gas.
Read the submission sent by the Council of Canadians on June 15, 2015.