Woodfibre LNG has committed to run its proposed liquefaction project off electric power, which will reduce potential greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 80%.
Byng Giraud, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, said: “Woodfibre LNG’s application reflects the feedback we’ve received from the community and it addresses people’s priorities for the project […] We have developed a project that will bring long-term good-paying jobs to this community, while also ensuring the highest levels of marine safety and the protection of our natural environment.”
Giraud added: “From the very beginning, Woodfibre LNG has worked to design a project that is right for Squamish and right for B.C., with good jobs, opportunities for local businesses and contractors, and that protects the environment, on land and water. The Environmental Assessment Review is a critical part of that process.”
The Environmental Assessment Office will invite the public to provide input on the Woodfibre LNG project proposal during the 45-day Public Comment Period, which will run from 22 January 2015 to 9 March 2015. The Environmental Assessment Office will hold public meetings during this time in Squamish, West Vancouver and on Bowen Island.
The Environmental Assessment Office conducted a pre-application public consultation in June and July of 2014. Woodfibre LNG conducted an additional 14 public meetings in two rounds of community consultation (February and June 2014). Woodfibre LNG has also participated in more than 300 meetings in the community, as well as two telephone town halls.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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