LNG resolution gains support

  • May. 30, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Queen Charlotte’s request that the province do a better job planning LNG development in the northwest gained a bit of traction earlier this month, when the North Central Local Government Association supported it. The resolution, adopted at the association’s annual meeting held in Fort St. John, calls on the provincial government and First Nations to do an environmental and economic impact assessment on LNG, as there has been no comprehensive planning nor impact assessments so far. QC councillor Ellen Cranston attended the NCLGA meeting, and said the resolution received strong support. She also said she was surprised that even communities which will benefit from LNG projects have some concerns. “Every single community that was there were a little bit worried about what LNG is doing to our communities,” Ms Cranston said. The resolution now goes to the Union of BC Municipalities meeting in September, then possibly to the province after that. The NCLGA meeting was held between May 7 and 9.

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