With up to 18 liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals proposed for the coast of B.C., there is growing concern and opposition from communities across the province as the true impacts of fracking and LNG come to light. Why put communities and the climate at risk, and threaten B.C.'s drinking water, rivers and ocean, wild salmon, air quality, farmlands and wilderness areas for a dangerous LNG pipe dream?
From the frackfields of northeastern B.C. and the many fracked gas pipelines and LNG terminals vying for approval in the northwest, to the proposed LNG projects and supertankers closer to home in Delta and Squamish, come learn about the true impacts of LNG and what you can do to protect your community and the coast.
The Council of Canadians invites you to a town hall meeting for a discussion on the ramifications of fracking and LNG development.
When: Thursday, March 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Surrey City Centre Library, Room 418, 10350 University Dr, Surrey (map)
Check out the Facebook event.
Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist with a focus on environmental and social justice issues, especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon. He is the co-director of the soon-to-be-released film Fractured Land, the story of Caleb Behn, an inspiring, young First Nations law student from northeast B.C. who is working to defend his peoples' land from some of the most intense industrial activity in the world. Gillis is also co-founder of the online publication The Common Sense Canadian.
Leila Darwish is the Pacific Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians. She has spent the last several months organizing with communities across B.C. that are fighting fracked gas pipelines and LNG proposals.
Melyssa Hudson is a Squamish resident and local organizer with My Sea to Sky, a community group that has been active in raising concerns and opposition to the Woodfibre LNG project currently proposed for Howe Sound.
Event co-sponsored by The Council of Canadians