Tomorrow! Open house for Woodfibre LNG
October 11, 2022
Tomorrow evening, Woodfibre LNG is hosting an open house in Squamish. Come out and ask the tough questions to hold Woodfibre LNG accountable!
Woodfibre LNG open house in Squamish
WHEN: 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday 12th October, 2022
WHERE: Howe Sound Secondary School, 38430 Buckley Ave, Squamish
In case you missed it...
Woodfibre LNG "was covertly behind the website Squamish Forward."
An investigative reporter has uncovered that Woodfibre LNG paid to set up Squamish Forward.
Remember the petition by Squamish Forward to stop the District of Squamish from borrowing money to upgrade critical infrastructure and move the public works yard out of the floodplain?
That stunt has cost Squamish taxpayers half a million dollars.
Woodfibre LNG needs a sweetheart deal on taxes
In 2014, My Sea to Sky stopped a pro-LNG council from accepting a $2 million tax agreement with Woodfibre LNG. In 2015, taxes were assessed at $5–7 million.
We estimate that Woodfibre LNG should be paying between $10–20 million a year, as the project cost has tripled, and land values have gone up immensely.
We suspect this is why Woodfibre LNG tried to undermine trust in local government and influence the upcoming election: Woodfibre LNG needs a pro-LNG council that will give them a tax deal and all the permits they need.
Dirty developers and dirty industry are undermining our democracy. It's disgusting, it's reprehensible, and we cannot let them win with these underhanded tactics.
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