LNG is not in anyone’s best interests

LNG is NOT in interests of British Columbians, Canadians nor world population!

LNG is NOT in interests of British Columbians, Canadians nor world population!

• Carbon emissions are massive — all additive to current levels.

• Contravenes BC Legislature of Clean Energy Act.

• Costs too high, return too low! Our heating costs will increase dramatically (as in Australia) and damage to water quantity and quality in times of decreasing rainfall with droughts indicate very prudent restraint indeed.

Carbon emissions are massive — all additive to current level. Petronas LNG plant initial capacity (pacificnorthwestlng.com/learn-about-pacific-northwest-lng/pipeline) needs two billion cubic feet per day natural gas, ramping to 3.6 billion cubic feet/day.

At max capacity LNG production is 18 million metric tonnes LNG per annum (mtpa) — converts to 2.64 billion cubic feet/day of natural gas output or 73.3 per cent of gas that went in! A loss of 36 per cent of gas/energy.

Carbon dioxide emitted by this project at capacity is 70 million long tons per year (0.117#CO2/cubic feet gas). This is 4.37 times CO2 emissions by B.C. motor vehicle fuels in 2013!

And this is CLEAN?

This is equal to 9,589 loaded 20 ton flatbed trucks. If they were bumper to bumper those trucks would stretch 110 miles or 175 kilometers — think of a line of flatbeds from Vancouver to 25 kilometres past Hope which dump their load each day and reload each and every day!

And (apparently) no carbon tax at $30 per tonne that WE pay! Our government “stands on guard for thee”? I think NOT!

Say NO for now; perhaps later! There are better, cleaner ways for Asian power.

Bob Conibear

Duncan