If you ignore the spin, the Kitimat airshed report spells the end of the BC Government’s goal of four LNG plants.
That from the lone BC Green Party MLA.
MLA and Climate Scientist Andrew Weaver says the BC Government cherry picked from a robust report to try and make it say something it didn’t.
Weaver says the report clearly shows four LNG plants would make the Kitimat airshed unfit for humans to live in.
“Even if they are electric drive not gas driven, even if there is no refinery, even if Rio Tinto Alcan steps up to levels of air quality that were not in the cards to begin with this would still be critical for human health. That is essentially saying you can put these four LNG plants in the airshed but then you can’t live there.”
Weaver says despite what the BC Government is trying to sell the report is damning.
“Rio Tinto Alcan are spending billions updating there facility. They are the ones being given the greenlight to go. The airshed can support that but what the airshed cannot support is the proposed process of building four LNG plants with gas driven compressors unless you want to have people live outside of the airshed. So move Terrace, move Kitimat.”
Weaver says the study also makes David Black’s pitch for an oil refinery in the area a very tough sell.