Tsawwassen First Nation votes down controversial LNG facility

tsawwassen-first-nation-lng-voteProposed facility would have produced up to 5 million tonnes of LNG per year

CBC News, Dec 17, 2015

The Tsawwassen First Nation has rejected plans to build an LNG export facility just north of the B.C. Ferries terminal.

In a vote on Wednesday night, 53 per cent said ‘no’ to allowing the 32-hectare project on the nation’s traditional land.

“What would you rather have, more money or a better environment?” asked Tsawwassen First Nation member Nic Gurniak. “No need to do more damage to the environment than has already been done.”

The proposed LNG facility has been a contentious issue for the 430 band members, 139 of which cast a ballot.

It was expected to produce between three million and five million metric tonnes of LNG per year, and would have resulted in four to five LNG tankers travelling from the facility per month.

The proposed Tsawwassen facility would have consisted of storage tanks, liquefaction units, and a power substation. A pipeline to the marine terminal at nearby Robert Banks would also have to be built.

The project promised 1,000 jobs during the construction phase, and 50 to 100 permanent, well-paying jobs during operations, according to proponents.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tsawwassen-first-nation-lng-vote-1.3369196

Advertisements

Posted on December 17, 2015, in Oil & Gas, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: