Action Alert! Demand an Environmental Assessment for Kwispaa LNG

Deadline to submit comments is Nov. 18, 2018

Tell the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency that, yes, it needs to do a federal assessment of the 750-hectare onshore and offshore Kwispaa Liquified Natural Gas Project near Bamfield on Vancouver Island.

Steelhead LNG and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, minority equity owners, have entered a co-management agreement to develop the Sarita Bay LNG project, newly named Kwispaa LNG. This is an $18 billion project that requires as much energy as Site C is supposed to provide, and that would industrialize Barkley Sound and become BC’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

A 1000 km pipeline will supply the project with gas from fracking operations in northeastern BC, running from Chetwynd to Powell River, under the Salish Sea to (possibly) Comox and over the mountains to Port Alberni and Bamfield. The project will export 24 millions tons of LNG a year requiring 3-7 LNG tankers weekly.

Please tell CEAA that a full and proper federal review must include the facility, the pipeline and the product, including:

  • The impact of fracking on water supply, groundwater, and mammalian health.
  • Ecological impact of the plant and the tankers, including on salmon and Species at Risk such as orca and humpback whale, as well as on the Sarita and Somas estuaries, Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet
  • Upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions, their economic impact on other sectors of BC society, their impact on Canada’s international obligations, and global climate change.
  • Impact of the 1000 km of proposed pipeline, including all affected forests, habitats, streams, rivers and oceans.
  • An economic assessment of the LNG market and this project, and protections for the environment against abandonment of the project during its 25-year lifetime.

Written comments in either official language must be submitted by November 18, 2018 to:

Email: CEAA.Kwispaa.ACEE@canada.ca


For more information see:

https://watershedsentinel.ca/articles/kwispaa-lng-project-moves-ahead/

https://www.canada.ca/en/environmental-assessment-agency/news/2018/10/kwispaa-lng-project–public-comments-invited.html

https://www.barkleysoundalliance.com/lng

For a summary of recent information on fracking for gas see: https://watershedsentinel.ca/articles/fracking-fact-check/

 

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