Round 2: ding ding!

June 6, 2024
Tracey Saxby

My Sea to Sky and our friends from Rising Tide at the June 4, 2024 council meeting.

Woodfibre LNG's floating workcamp is coming back for a second public hearing.

This is the best possible outcome from Tuesday's council meeting. Approving or denying the permit could have opened the decision up to a legal challenge as council had received new information since the first public hearing. Now council and the public can demand more answers from Woodfibre LNG.

The proposed Temporary Use Permit will go back to a Committee of the Whole meeting for council to discuss and (potentially) make changes to the draft permit, with a public hearing after that (dates to be determined).

We are calling for Woodfibre LNG to complete key assessments, and for critical information to be provided before council can properly evaluate whether this floating work camp is in the best interests of the community of Squamish, and safe for Woodfibre LNG's workers.

We need to keep the pressure up.

If you haven't already, please send a letter to council and tell them to reject the floatel... again!




We're challenging Federal approval of Woodfibre LNG's floatel

On November 29, 2023, the Federal government quietly rubber-stamped Woodfibre LNG's floating work camp, with zero public consultation.

Why? Because the October 2023 Supreme Court decision that ruled the Impact Assessment Act was "unconstitutional" meant that amendments to the Federal Decision Statement would be subject to judicial review. So the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada sidestepped the process, declaring that Woodfibre LNG no longer required an amendment for its proposed "floatel."

We have filed for a Judicial Review to challenge this Federal decision, hold the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to account, and ensure they obey the law.

Can you chip in to pay for legal fees, expert peer review, access to information, and dedicated staff time to support this legal challenge?

With a total of five legal actions in progress, we've increased our fundraising goal to $200,000.

Several wonderful local families have stepped up to match every donation.



We'll keep you updated once dates are set for the second public hearing.

With hope,

Tracey Saxby

Executive Director, My Sea to Sky


My Sea to Sky is incredibly proud and grateful to say that we rely on the My Sea to Sky community for small donations that provide the majority of our funding. Since our launch in 2014, we have been funded through personal savings, family and friends; and powered by the passion of our volunteers. Your generous contribution will help us to run our critical campaigns to defend, protect, and restore Howe Sound. Can you chip in?