An LNG plant in any populated area is insane. In a sheltered area like the Saanich inlet is just absurd.
I heard no opposition based on a worst case scenario: an explosion at such a plant. A floating bomb is what it amounts to!
Think of the consequences of an explosion: the force of a blast would reflect off the Malahat Mountain and all the properties in Brentwood Bay region would be wiped off the surface of the earth. Thousands would die. Refer to the Halifax explosion.
I don’t care how many safety measures would be in place, there’s always something missed and that’s the weak link. In addition, there simply isn’t adequate infrastructure to support such a project; the Malahat highway is already too congested and would prevent evacuation in the event of a disaster.
The Malahat Nation, under new Chief Caroline Harry’s guidance, should use the Bamberton site to instead build an education centre and commercial park to develop the minds and skills of its people. That would provide jobs and further opportunities and prosperity for all involved. An electric car plant and solar generation station would be a great start. We have to get away from fossil fuels.