Friday, March 25, 2016

Despite controversies and protests Woodfibre LNG project got Canadian federal approval

Last October the  project was granted an environmental assessment certificate by the B.C. government along with 25 conditions meant to mitigate the negative impacts construction and operation of the plant will have on  marine life and water quality.The Squamish mayor and residents of the coastal town, near which plant is supposed to be built, have repeatedly voiced their concerns and opposition to the project.

The $1.6-billion plant, which would ship up to 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per year to markets in Asia, will be operational by about 2020 and is projected to create more than 650 jobs per year during the construction phase, and about 100 full-time jobs for more than 25 years. Read more at