Don’t sacrifice environment for economic development

"I support the efforts of our First Nations neighbours to pursue development projects on their lands but..."

Regarding the Steelhead LNG proposal:

I support the efforts of our First Nations neighbours to pursue development projects on their lands and I think nation building is a worthy goal but not at the cost of destroying the environment that supports us all.

There is a flurry of LNG proposals in play all around the province despite the fact that the bottom has fallen out of the LNG market.

It makes no sense to locate such an installation in the narrow end of a heavily populated shallow inlet so there must be some other factor that encourages the radical notion.

Given that just last month there was a scandal regarding payment by the tonne for putting polluting soil in an upper watershed, it is only reasonable to have a very suspicious look at the finances of the former and current council vis-à-vis this, much more alarming, proposal.

Gary Starkweather

Crofton