The Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians invites you to attend a forum this Wednesday to explore LNG (Liquid Natural Gas), Fracking, and the Comox Valley connection. Come hear from local speakers about the impacts of LNG projects and everything that happens on the way to the export facility. Learn more about what is at stake and how you can take action.
Guest speakers include Smithers resident Michael Sawyer, who has spent decades as an environmental consultant in the oil and gas sector in Alberta. He will speak about the upstream effects of LNG projects (including LNG Canada and the Coastal GasLink pipeline slated to supply it), as well as the life-cycle costs to the public of such projects.
Richard Wright, Wilps Luutkudziiwus, is the spokesperson from Madii Lii Centre in Gitxsan territory in northern B.C. He will discuss the Indigenous rights context surrounding extractive projects, including issues with current federal and provincial approval processes and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Journalist and filmmaker (Fractured Land) Damien Gillis will speak to the impact of fracking on land and water, and Bernadette and Keith Wyton of the Barkley Sound Alliance will focus on the project’s impact at its end-point at the Kwispaa LNG export facility. They will speak about the protections in place and opposition to the proposal.
The forum is open to all and admission is free. It is co-hosted by the Watershed Sentinel magazine, the Council of Canadians Comox Valley Chapter, and the Glasswaters Foundation.
We hope to see you on Wednesday! Please bring a friend.