Bowen Islanders still say no to Woodfibre LNG
June 2, 2022
Bowen Islanders say "No Woodfibre LNG"
Dozens of Bowen Island residents held an impromptu demonstration last week, chanting “No Woodfibre LNG!” with a banner calling to “Stand up for an LNG-free Howe Sound!” The demonstration was in response to a Woodfibre LNG delegation appearing before Bowen Island Municipality to provide project updates.
Bowen Island Mayor and Council questioned the benefit of the project to Bowen Islanders, highlighting concerns about climate change, environmental impacts, safety, and the risk of marine accidents – one of the top eight risks identified in Bowen Island’s “Hazard risk and vulnerability assessment.”
With a big thank you to Anton van Walraven from Concerned Citizens Bowen for helping to organize, and to everyone that came out on short notice. You made the front page of the paper!
FortisBC info sessions
Local residents are expressing alarm after learning that FortisBC wants to put a construction yard and workcamp near their neighbourhood.
Residents are concerned about dust, noise pollution, light pollution, air pollution, traffic, waste disposal issues, and many other potential impacts.
The District of Squamish has also asked FortisBC to release the risk analysis for the proposed 24-inch high pressure pipeline that is currently routed through residential neighbourhoods. FortisBC has refused to provide this risk analysis despite repeated requests by the District for this information. What are they trying to hide?
The proposed pipeline, workcamp, and construction yard will have serious impacts for everyone that lives in Squamish and neighbouring communities around Howe Sound (learn more).
Can you come out to the public information session in Squamish next week to hold FortisBC accountable?
FortisBC information session in Squamish
WHEN: 5pm to 7pm, Monday 6th June, 2022
WHERE: St'a7mes Elementary School Gymnasium
38030 Clarke Dr, Squamish BC
Hope to see you there,
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