LNG, fracking and B.C.'s energy future

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 00:00

The Council of Canadians and the GVTA Social Justice Committee are organizing a public forum against Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals and fracking on November 26 in Victoria.

The public forum will feature Vancouver-based Council of Canadians regional organizer Leila Darwish, as well as Damien Gillis, the co-director of the documentary Fractured Land, and Jeremy Loveday, a Canadian performance poet with a global following.

The Facebook event page says, "The public has heard lots of promises about the economic benefits of a proposed LNG industry, powered by fracking in northeast BC. But are these claims credible? And what sort of environmental trade-offs would the industry bring? From the frackfields of northeastern BC to the many proposed gas pipelines and up to 18 LNG terminals vying for approval along the northwest coast, Howe Sound, Delta, and Vancouver Island, join us as we drill down on the myths and realities of this industry, through an evening of multi-media presentations and film."

For Darwish, this upcoming forum in Victoria follows public events in Ladner (October 22), Powell River (November 2), and Courtenay (November 4).

The tour also follows our LNG Pipedreams, Fractured Futures and Community Resistance counter-summit in Vancouver in May and the LNG and Petro-State Politics forum in Squamish in September. We have also supported the Gitxsan land defenders and their Madii Lii Camp (that opposes the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline to the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal on Lelu Island), as well as the Unis'tot'en action camp (which stands on the pathway of the Pacific Trail pipeline to the proposed Kitimat LNG terminal).

Plans are being made for public forums in Campbell River, Nanaimo and possibly Port Alberni early in the new year.

If you live in the Victoria area, please consider attending this public forum. You can find out more about it on our website here.

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