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Local news media interviewed spokesperson Jeff Gau on the Future of Howe Sound’s position on the announcement of a proposed LNG plant for the old Woodfibre site near Squamish.

Squamish Mayor Rob Kirkham has more questions than answers when it comes to Pacific Energy Corp.’s plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Woodfibre.

The energy company, based in Singapore, has expressed an interest in buying the former pulp mill site on the west side of Howe Sound to build an LNG facility. It’s described as a small scale export facility by Ratnesh Bedi, president of Pacific Energy.

Read more courtesy The Pique Newspaper

And the same story picked up by the Squamish Chief based on an interview with Society Director Jeff Gau had this to add

A comprehensive management plan for Howe Sound is needed to guide future decisions in the face of “major” proposals such as the liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility that’s envisioned at the site of the old Woodfibre pulp mill, a regional environmental group says.

The “fragile” recovery of the Howe Sound ecosystem is threatened by proposals such as Burnco Rock Products’ proposed aggregate mine at McNab Creek and Pacific Energy Corp.’s recent LNG proposal, Jeff Gau, Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS) spokesperson, told The Chief on Monday (March 11).

full article here Squamish Chief

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