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B.C.ís Howe Sound is no place for an LNG facility
Description: Liu Faculty Associate, Professor Wade Davis, discusses the major environmental impact of a proposed liquefied natural gas facility in British Columbia's Howe Sound.
Date: 23 July 2015
Author: Wade Davis and Tom Rafael
Source: The Globe and Mail

 

Liu Faculty Associate, Wade Davis, is a best-selling author, an anthropology professor and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at UBC. Davis analyzes the potential consequences of LNG Ltd. Woodfibre's proposed construction of a liquefied natural gas facility at the head of the Howe Sound.

"Canada, unlike the United States, has no regulations concerning the positioning of LNG facilities and the tanker routes that serve them. But this does not absolve the B.C. government, and its agent the EAO, from its primary obligation to look after the safety of its citizens. There may be places along the B.C. coast where LNG facilities can be safely established. But Howe Sound is not one of them."

Read the article in The Globe and Mail.

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