Cowichan Valley holds LNG forum

The Council of Canadians Cowichan Valley chapter held a public forum on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in late April to talk about impact the industry will have on B.C’s coastline and narrow ocean channels. Chapter activist Donna Cameron said there is strong concern about the danger of the terminal releasing warm chlorinated water into the long, narrow inlet. “This could be disastrous for local marine life,” she said. The discussion also focused on the reality of job numbers in the LNG industry, how many of the proposed terminals will actually ever go ahead, the fact that LNG is not a clean energy, and the vast amount of water needed and then contaminated to make LNG.